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Please enjoy the following diverse group of articles on health and disease topics. These articles are written by future healthcare providers that are currently in school taking such classes as Anatomy and Physiology, as well as Microbiology. These topics were chosen by each student. Their objective is to provide solid information on a variety of medically related issues. Although none of these papers go into great detail on any one subject, they do provide a tremendous overview of each condition. They also provide links where further research can be done.

There is a lot of poor information on the web regarding health-related issues. These students believe it is their job and responsibility to offer individuals who might need more information on specific topics a great place to get started. Each paper gives a basic background on history, cause, treatment, prophylaxis, and overall just solid information that can be trusted. Please feel free to comment on any paper. And thanks for reading. We hope these can give you the basic starting information you were looking for.

These papers are hosted by CPR Nashville’s website. CPR Nashville is an American Heart Association training site that offers basic CPR as well as advanced training life support classes.

Medical, Health, and Disease Articles

What is Albinism? by Cara Schneider – This paper provides a nice overview of what causes albinism, as well as a nice background on the history and current research regarding this disorder.

All About Cystic Fibrosis by Taylor Autry – This paper covers basic information regarding cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a serious disease, however, it is still completely possible to live a normal, healthy, and happy life, but it will require added management for the disease.

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse by Tiffani Beekman – This condition is the most common heart valve abnormality. There are different signs, symptoms, and diagnoses of mitral valve prolapse. The mild symptoms include heart palpitation and fatigue. Click to read about the more severe symptoms.

What is Flesh Eating Bacteria by Jessica Chandler – Necrotizing (causing the death of tissue) Fasciitis is a rare but very deadly flesh-eating bacteria that spreads rapidly if not taken care of as soon as infection occurs.  If left untreated, will be a very painful struggle to survive.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes by Jacob Dawson – Alzheimer’s disease is a brain-wasting disease first described and named after by a German physician named Alois Alzheimer. There is no cure for the disease and the cause is not well known.

Proper Use of Antibiotics and Their Misuse by James Bowman – The overuse of antibiotics has caused a grave situation, i.e. antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA. This is a major problem around the world.

What is Coronary Artery Disease by Brendan Nahn –  Coronary artery disease, commonly abbreviated as CAD, is when the arteries of the heart have partial or complete blockage of blood flow to the muscles of the heart. How this happens is from a series of contributing factors that start the build of plaque along the walls of the arteries which is called arteriosclerosis.

An Overview of Cancer by Madeline Sosa –  Cancer by definition is the “disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of a body,” according to Google definitions.  It affects millions of people in the U.S. yearly whether through genetics from family or from other cases due to smoking, second-hand smoke, or from exposure to radiation, just to name few.

We hope you enjoy these papers. We pride ourselves here at CPR Nashville on educating the community the best we can on health and disease. Although we know these papers are only a broad overview of the topics in which they were written about, they are still a nice place to start when trying to understand a medical condition. It’s always important to talk to your doctor before taking any advice from anyone, but you still should always do research on your own. This way you will have better questions for your physician when you meet with them.

If you are ever interested in contributing good papers on health and medical related topics, please let us know. We often have guest writers contributing their work on our CPR Nashville site.

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