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Learning Porfolio

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  1. 1. Learning Porfolio Laura M. Mercado Diaz Secc. 906 Prof. Mario Medina
  2. 2. Week # 1
  3. 3. April 10, 2007
  4. 10. April 11, 2007
  5. 12. April 12, 2007 <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of the aritucle: Another Cruise Line decide to Set Sail Without Tran Fats. </li></ul><ul><li>The article is about that the cruise line Crystal Cruises announced that it will be hydrogenated vegetable from the culinary offerings. The Royal Caribbean it would begging eliminating trans fats from the menus. Mimi Weisband, a spokeswoman for Crystal Cruises, that have a upscale customer who wants more healthy choices on the menu. Now the food is going to be prepared with trans-fat-free oils. Crystal Cruises also has plan to introduce an “oil sommelier”, who will offer diners a selection of infused, speciality oil to flavor their meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of the article: Warning Is Issued on Drug for Leukemia </li></ul><ul><li>The articles is about that gleevec, a treatment for leukemia may cause heart damage. The researchers said that the patients should not stop taking the drug but they should be careful for the heart damage. The tyrosine kinas is also a drug that may cause that effect. Thomas Force, who led the study, said that is a potential problem because the number of targeted agent is growing rapidly. Gleevec, stopped a difficult type of cancer and C.M.L in most patients. Studies shows that the 80% to 90% of C.M.L patients cancer free for at least five years. Gleevec in Europe is also good for gastrointestinal stromal tumors. </li></ul>
  6. 13. Articles <ul><li>Summary of the article: The Year in Ideas; Virtual-Reality Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>The article is about that a company called Virtually Better is developing something called virtual reality exposure therapy to recreate fearful situations, for example fear of flying. Virtually Better technique can be applied to dozens of other phobias and anxieties. This therapy is ideally suited to treat more common disorders, like agoraphobia and fear of heights. Its demonstrate the google cure, the virtual therapy has proved just as success full as standard exposure therapy in treating the fear of flying. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of the article: Gifts; From Puppy to Lifeline: Service Dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>In August,2004 it was a graduation of Canine Companions for Independence. Eight people with disabilities received their diplomas and their assistance dog. The C.C.I is a program where train dogs to help peoples with disabilities. Lay Hook Freeman, she had multiple sclerosis, she applied for a dog and was teamed with Scarlett. For her the most important thing of all about having Scarlett is that she is not alone. Eubie has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Her mother,Verna Hart, said that one of the best things that she did was contact C.C.I because the dog ,Galena, has changed Eubie’s life. Galena made a responsible person. Kim Furing spend a lot of time vacuning up dog hair and raising pupies with her mother,Pat, at their home. Kim really enjoy the challenge of raise and train dogs that eventually have propuse in life that simply be a pet. Wendi Hatman also raise dof and she and her mother, Sue, are also breeders for C.C.I progam providing homes for puppies and their carefully selected canine parents. </li></ul>
  7. 14. Vocabulary of week #1 <ul><li>Vocabulary of all that I read: </li></ul><ul><li>1-obey: to follow instructions or behave in accordance with a law, rule, or order. </li></ul><ul><li>2-steam: a vapor arising from a heated substance. </li></ul><ul><li>3-nearby: in, at, or to a place a short distance away. </li></ul><ul><li>4-upward: in, to, or toward a higher place, level, or position. </li></ul><ul><li>5-pouring (pour): to cause to flow in a stream. </li></ul><ul><li>6-chain: a flexible interlinked series of usually metal links that may be used to support or restrain something, as an ornament or decoration, or to drive or move something. </li></ul><ul><li>7-rice: the edible grains obtained from the rice plant, served hot or cold after cooking in water or other liquid. </li></ul><ul><li>8-dined(dine): to eat or have a particular food or type of food in a meal. </li></ul><ul><li>9- piping: pipes thought of collectively, especially when they form a </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>10-impromptu: not prepared or planned in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>11-fewer: a grammatical word used to indicate that there are not many or hardly any people or things. </li></ul><ul><li>12-bulk: large size or mass. </li></ul><ul><li>13-cuddly: pleasant to hold because of being soft, warm, or endearingly attractive. </li></ul><ul><li>14-ban: to forbid something officially or legally so that it cannot be done, used, seen, or read </li></ul><ul><li>15-fleet: a number of warships functioning as a single unit under one command, or all the ships of a nation’s navy. </li></ul><ul><li>16-aim: to intend or plan to do something. </li></ul><ul><li>17-targeted: an area, surface, object, or person aimed at. </li></ul><ul><li>18-lessen: to make something less, or become less. </li></ul><ul><li>19-seemingly: apparent to the senses or to the mind, but not necessarily true or real. </li></ul><ul><li>20-mock: to treat somebody or something with scorn or contempt. </li></ul><ul><li>21-gear: a mechanism that transmits motion from one part to another part for performing a specific function. </li></ul><ul><li>22-beneath: a grammatical word indicating a position underneath or lower than something. </li></ul><ul><li>23-worsened: to become or cause something to become worse. </li></ul><ul><li>24-spasm: an involuntary sudden muscle contraction. </li></ul>
  9. 16. Week # 2
  10. 17. April 17, 2007
  11. 21. April 18, 2007
  12. 24. April 19, 2007
  13. 25. <ul><li>Summary of the article A Sidekick With the Essential Features, but With a Smaller Price </li></ul><ul><li>The article is about a new cell phone called Sidekick ID, made by Danger. That cell phone is new version of the Sidekick 3. The new cell phone have different functions and is very attractive. It works with T Mobile’s calling plan and offers unlimited Internet access. The cell phone cost $99 with a two years contract. The Sidekick is between a cool phone and smart phone with aplomb. </li></ul><ul><li>Opinion: </li></ul><ul><li>In the actuality the technology it is very advance. Before the cell phones were only for emergencies. Today those are more than that. Every time are doing new versions of cell phones with new functions and funs to the people. Is weird not have a cell phone. There many cell phones companies with attractives offers that the cell phone it become in a indispensable artefact. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of the article VITAL SIGNS: ON THE SCALES; For Obese Children, Increased Risks in Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>The articles is about that researchers at the University of Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Health System have found that almost a third of the children who needed a surgery there over a 4 year period were overweight and more than half could be considered obese. The led of the investigation said that the obese adult patients presented more challenges among surgeons and anesthesiologists. Is been a increase in weight problems among american children and adolescents over the past three decade. Weight problems were found at all ages, but especially on children of 8 to 12. The study said that in Michigan has a particularly high rate of obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Opinion: </li></ul><ul><li>The obesity is a problem very big in all the world, especially in child. That happen because the children don’t do exercise, eat much in fat foods and have bad habits. This lead to other sickness when they become adults. The surgery in obese people is take a lot of risks. </li></ul>