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1. advancing.
2. increasing in scope or severity.
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Going forward; advancing; denoting the course of a disease, especially, when unqualified, an unfavorable course.
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1. Moving forward; advancing.
2. Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments, as of a course of treatment.
3. Tending to become more severe or wider in scope, as of a disease or paralysis.
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Going forward; advancing; denoting the course of a disease, especially, when unqualified, an unfavorable course.
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Patient discussion about progressive

Q. Is there a way stopping caries progress? I'm 17 and I've recently noticed I have chalky white spots on the back of two of my teeth at the bottom. I go to the dentist regularly (I have braces at the minute) and I'm assuming he's seen them but he hasn't mentioned them. I'm just curious as to weather caries are treatable? Is there anything my dentist can do to stop it progressing into something worse?

A. Caries starts by demineralization of the enamel. The enamel is the hardest material in our body. The bacteria gets the mineral out of it and it becomes weak. Start as white color and continues to a black unpleasant color as it progresses into the tooth. If you rinse your mouth often with fluoride and brush your teeth properly- it will stop the demineralization and the fluoride will take the place of other minerals in the enamel. This will stop the caries and the white spot will slowly becomes black. This is a good situation- it’ll be harder then before.

Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

A. There are a number of ideas and resources for social and recreational activities (i.e. wheelchair sports, dancing, travel, aviation, etc.) that may be helpful, which can be found at

Q. Having chronic headaches, start in base of neck and progresses to migraine, worse when lying on stomach. Why? I have been having chronic headaches for the past 2 weeks. They start in the base of my neck and become migraines. They intensify when I lay on my stomach, blood rushes and they throb. Sometimes I can give myself relief by pressing firmly on my head or keeping my neck in a certain position. Just wondering if anyone knows what might be causing them.

A. Pinched nerve, bad posture is my problem anyway. I have a pinched nerve in my neck and my posture is horrible which causes me to get the worst headaches and they always start at the base of the neck and I always thought I had great posture (set up straight and all), but I was soooo wrong. Check with a Doctor and seek help from a Chiropractor if possible. They can do wonders. But for now, try lying on your back with a pillow or towel rolled up and placed under your neck only. It will support your neck and give it a nice crack too that helps a good deal too. That also helps keep the headaches away. Do you get sick to your stomach when the headaches come on?

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There were no significant differences between the two groups on any of the variables used in the current study: Progressivism (F = 2.72, p < .101), Gender Equality (F = .056, p < .808), Age (F = 1.74, p < .189), Race ([X.sup.2] = 0.04, p < .834), Gender ([X.sup.2] = 0.67, p < .414), Education (F = 0.287, p < .593), Extroversion (F = 0.427, p < .515), Agreeableness (F = 0.140, p < .709), Conscientiousness (F = 0.582, p < .447), Neuroticism (F = 0.011, p < .916), Openness (F = 0.601, p < .439).
More specifically, the variables ideological self-placement and PI's scales of Sexual and Religious Conservatism, Neo-Liberal and Repressive Conservatism, Environmental Progressivism and Rights-based Progressivism showed significant differences with regards to the node groups (p<.001).
Tyack also identified "the small libertarian wing of educational progressivism" who "sought to make the school conform to the trajectory of the individual child's growth," and the "small group of social reconstructionists" who "argued that schools should undermine the capitalistic system by instilling left-liberal ideology in schoolchildren" (Tyack 1974, 196).
Although they grant that "[c]onservative revisionism all but compels a broad reconsideration of the rise of Progressivism as the pivot point in the development of modern American government," one cannot help sensing that this admission is meant largely to provide fodder for the "American political development" subfield of political science with which they are associated.
Obviously, to use his own vocabulary, we very much need a "fifth paradigm" inspired by conservative ideas to replace Progressivism, but how will we achieve it?
Through the course of her book, Luckett skillfully weaves a rich tapestry of film history, theory, and criticism, with the ideas of Progressivism and localism as her warp, and a wealth of archival research and detailed literature survey as her weft.
This issue of reason is filled with such stories about progressivism gone terribly wrong.
American historian David Labaree, in "Progressivism, Schools and Schools of Education: An American Romance" [Paedagogica Historica, 41, nos.
Peer progressivism is the social change that occurs outside of rigid government structures but in a way that isn't guided by capitalistic self-interest, at least not exclusively.
The philosophical basis of progressivism is pragmatism a distinctively American philosophy that goes back to the 1870s.
Todd Laugen, The Gospel of Progressivism: Moral Reform and Labor War in Colorado, 1900-1930, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2010.