February 12, 2019 Michelle Kinney
The first documented example of the effectiveness of vaccines occurred in the 18th century, when Dr. Edward Jenner inoculated a boy with smallpox lesions from a milkmaid. When he later infected the boy with smallpox, he survived. Since this landmark event, smallpox has been eradicated due to generations of children being vaccinated.
February 12, 2019 Tiffany Chu
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where abnormal electrical activity in the brain results in episodes of convulsion or unusual behavior. Although epilepsy is not a rare disorder, with one in twenty-six people developing it over the course of their lifetime, it remains a large mystery to the medical community and relatively unknown to the general public.
How to Conquer the Dreaded Pre-Med Gap Year
May 18, 2016 Monique Lu
As graduation approaches, seniors have been discussing their plans regarding their post-graduate life. Many have been accepted into graduate school, or have secured jobs at prestigious companies, and talk excitedly about their next step into adulthood. We celebrate those that have secured a plan for the upcoming years. But we dread when the eyes turn to us. “I’m taking a year off and applying to medical school” does not suffice.
Genetic Testing: Why Is It So Important?
March 13, 2016 Thasneem Syed
“Alzheimer’s is a bad disease. We should cure it.” My first exposure to the heartbreaking implications of Alzheimer’s Disease came from countless hours of binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, and for the first time, this rampant disease became more than just another name in a textbook.
Medics, Mortality, and Morality
March 04, 2016 Nayab Alam
In today’s day and age, modern medical practices and treatments have almost single-handily led to an increase of life expectancy by about 40 years. In fact, many call modern medicine the inventor of old age. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals work tirelessly to treat, prevent, and cure their patients and their lives.
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