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down with (an illness)

Sick with a particular illness, which is named after "with." I've been down with the flu all week and have barely gotten out of bed.
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shake a disease or illness off

Fig. [for the body] to fight off a disease or illness. I thought I was catching a cold, but I guess I shook it off. I hope I can shake off this flu pretty soon.
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Respondents generally considered the medical illnesses or conditions as less severe in comparison to the mental illnesses.
They're set up to serve people with more intensive healthcare needs," Mathis says, and, for the most part, people with mental illnesses do not fall into that category.
You'll avoid a proportion of these" illnesses only, says Jefferson.
Hundreds of thousands of veterans of the Gulf War have experienced a wide range of illnesses they believe are linked to the war.
We can never completely eliminate food-borne illnesses.
Anthony, Cohen, and Danley (1988) described persons with mental illnesses as being vocationally immature because their life experiences and roles have been restricted; such experiences are important in the development of a vocational identity.
Children with cancer or other chronic illnesses may only be able to compare themselves with their "healthy" peers, which can result in feelings of sadness, frustration, and isolation.
Major medical advances have included the use of antiretroviral therapy to inhibit viral replication, prophylactic antibiotic therapy to guard against Pneumocystis carnii pneumonia, and immunotherapy with intravenous immunoglobin to reduce the frequency of febrile illnesses and sepsis (Rutstein et al.
There is no sugarcoating of the realities of living with chronic illnesses such as MS, fibromyalgia, or rheumatoid arthritis.
To monitor these illness fully priority data needs to be collected in at least 11 priority areas, such as access to and use of primary and specialist health care services and incidence and prevalence of each of the mental illnesses.
Advances in medicine and modern technology have increased the survival rate of children with chronic illness, including illnesses that were previously considered to be fatal (Cohen, 1995).
Such efforts appeared reasonable in the '60s, when scientists believed that severe mental illnesses were caused by bad mothers and social stresses.
District Court for the District of Columbia has erased the distinctions that have long separated physical and mental illnesses in insurance policy coverage.
Mental illnesses, being valid afflictions, necessarily should be treated with the same respect and compensation as are direct physiological disorders.