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A beginning; a start, as of a cold.


Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire

Patient discussion about onset

Q. Once I read in this iMedix group that stress is one of the suspect causes for the onset fibromyalgia. Once I read in this iMedix group that stress is one of the suspect causes for the onset fibromyalgia which is not proven. So can we take that both are separate? If not what is the relationship between stress and fibromyalgia?

A. Oh don’t you know the answer to this question? Are you sure? No one really knows the answer to this question?. It is believed that in some cases the onset of fibromyalgia may have followed a particularly stressful event or episode in a person's life. This stress may have been psychological in nature or may have been the type of stress experienced when trauma results from a serious injury or accident. Stress, however, also plays a role in triggering certain fibromyalgia symptoms or worsening the degree to which they are felt. The physical stress brought about by strenuous exertion, for example, can result in a "bad day" for an FMS sufferer. And certain odors or loud sounds or bright lights have been known to bring about the headaches that are often associated with fibromyalgia as well.

Q. how do you know if you have early onset of alzheimers? i'm 47. i do have extreme tremors at times and memory l i was told this could be what i have by a psychiatrist. What else can cause me to have these symptoms at my age and how do i know?

A. any time ;)

Q. I am 48 and I find myself sometimes experiencing problems coming up with names of people and places. Here's another common question that people ask me. I am 48 and I find myself sometimes experiencing problems coming up with names of people and places. Is this a sign of a memory disorder?

A. This is a concern that many people share and the answer is NO. This is a typical experience in midlife years and beyond. It does not interfere with the ability to function well and have a good and happy life. We need to accept it as we accept other signs of healthy aging and find ways to work around it.

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Patients in the early onset group had begun drinking at an average age of 17 years and the mean duration of drinking was 16 years.
Late onset undifferentiated spondylarthritis presenting with polymyalgia rheumatica feautures: description of seven cases.
2% of subjects were classified as having early-onset disease, with a mean age of onset of 22.
Operational definitions of early onset of delinquent behavior tend to involve delinquency beginning before age 11.
In the combined NCS-R and NLAAS samples, those who reported onset of the assessed anxiety disorders before the age of 18 were categorized as having childhood onset, while those reported onset at age 18 or older were categorized as having adult onset.
Those with very early onset are unlikely to have only one episode.
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The time between disease onset in 14 cases of person-to-person transmission among 16 patients with HCPS was 4-28 days.
If an environmental exposure is present, a similar time of onset should be present in cases of the same family.
But as volatile weather becomes more frequent--as is predicted with the onset of global warming--rates are likely to go up, especially for those insuring coastal properties prone to hurricanes and flooding.
The early onset of disability (at birth through young adulthood) can affect a person's employment outcomes in myriad ways.
Also undermined by the ruling was the government's position that veterans suffering from adult onset diabetes could not get benefits until July 9, 2001, if they filed a claim between Jan.