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Unformatted text preview: it helps the medical professional be able to determine what the best treatments would be for the patient. The label helps to diagnose the patients illness and then tell the caretakers what the next steps might be. There are problems with the medical approach though. Many times patients will be diagnosed with a certain disease and then put on some sort of drug to help cure the symptoms, but the side effects end up being worse than the disease itself. Sometimes the drugs dont work because the patient was diagnosed wrongly or the drug they were prescribed doesnt work with their body, so then they go through a long process of trying to find a drug that will work. Also sometimes the drugs do end up working but because the patient has been living with their disease for so long, they end up missing certain aspects of their illness....
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- Fall '08