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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.
See also: disease, illness, off, shake
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KEYWORDS: Schizophrenia, Illness perceptions, IPQ, compliance, self-regulation.
The health beliefs of individuals suffering from severe mental illness are important.
We showed that there are short-term outcomes, like more acute illness among shorter-sleeping adolescents, that don't require waiting months, years or decades to show up," Orzech said.
A priority for additional investigation should be to explore the deeper underlying attitudes that reduce people's willingness to spend money to avoid mental illness.
Being revealed and described by the author in a similar manner with the way death is conceived in sein und Zeit, illness is evidently one of these existential possibilities.
Caregivers are encouraged to consider the benefits and challenges associated with the respective paradigm for the cause and treatment of chronic illness.
Approximately ten in 100 individuals with two healthy parents will require treatment for a mental illness at some point.
No specific symptom was associated with increased transmission of illness, and the findings showed no link between increased transmission of illness and the index patient's age, the researchers noted.
It isn't surprising that critical illness insurance is prevalent in Europe and Canada where universal health care coverage is available because even when medical coverage is very low or free, there are significant costs associated with experiencing a serious illness.
Without access to any diagnostic aids, such as simple blood chemistries, microbiologic studies, or imaging, I might never know the exact cause of this now-rampant illness.
Indeed, says Margaret Morelli, president of the Connecticut Association of Not-for-Profit Providers, the issue of inappropriate placement of persons with mental illness has been on the radar of Connecticut nursing homes for a long time.
In all the memoirs of mental illness that I've read, each author at some point laments that it is impossible to really describe acute depression (or mania, or schizophrenia); the experience itself defies words.
Mental illness does not affect only the victim of the disease, but also the siblings, the parents, and the greater community.
James Gauderman, Louis Dubeau, Edward Avol, and Kiros Berhane, with their colleagues at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, have shown that children with a particular genetic makeup are at a substantially greater risk for respiratory illness when exposed to SHS.