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Understanding Malaria

By at August 4, 2013 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

1.     Overview Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases worldwide; especially in developing countries with warm climates. This disease is caused by a parasite. You’ll get this disease when an infected mosquito bites you. You should be very careful when you travel to some countries that have high risk of this disease. There are 4 types of Malaria that are more...

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What is Syringomyelia by Angela Lamb

By at August 1, 2013 | 8:18 am | 0 Comment

Given we are currently studying the nervous system, I thought it would be fitting to write about a neurological spinal cord disorder called Syringomyelia.  Syringomyelia is a disorder that few are aware of unless they have had it or know a family member or friend affected by the disorder.  Prevalence of the disorder is uncommon estimated at roughly 8.4 cases per 100,000 more...

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An Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease by Eric Raines

By at July 31, 2013 | 8:27 am | 1 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is a very common disease within the elderly population.  This disease does not have a cure; it will only get worse as time goes on.  It is a disease that can be very difficult for the patient and everyone involved with that person.  Alzheimer’s wipes out a person’s memory, as well as other parts of functions from the brain.  The disease can more...

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus by Daniella Horn

By at July 28, 2013 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

Human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as by its abbreviation HIV, is a disease that attacks white blood cells known as CD4 T-cells in the body.  The main functions of CD4 T-cells are to aid in the human immune system.  AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is the third and final stage of the HIV process but it should be noted that not all sufferers of more...

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Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease by James Koester

By at July 27, 2013 | 11:01 am | 1 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a tragic illness that affects over five million elderly denizens of the United States. The causes of Alzheimer’s Disease are uncertain but there is a triad of factors that influence the development of Alzheimer’s: genetics, environment, and lifestyle choice. AD is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks the neurons, which are brain more...

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