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A History of the Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine by Edward Jenner
Edward Jenner (1749-1823), often referred to as the Father of Immunology, was an English physician most noted for the discovery of the smallpox vaccine, the world’s earliest vaccination. Born to a reverend, Jenner had an upbringing that emphasized the importance of education. At the tender age of 13, he was working as an ap...
Proper Assessment and Intervention for Patients Experiencing Pain
Pain is a completely personal and unique sensation that nearly every person has experienced at some point in their lives. Pain can either be somatic, visceral, or neuropathic in nature; but no matter how it is presented or characterized, it is the role of the nurse to assess and manage the pain of every patient they encount...
An Annotated Bibliography on the Methods of Prevention for MRSA
Welsh, J. (2015). Reconsidering contact precautions for MRSA and VRE. American Journal of Nursing, 115 (3): 14-15. This short but informative article from the American Journal of Nursing seeks to answer the following simple question: are gowns and gloves always needed to keep patients safe, particularly in cases of methic...
The Causes and Effects of the Zika Virus
According to The Lancet, the world’s leading independent medicine journal, about 500 million people are suffering from the Zika virus infection all over the world (Samarasekera). They estimate about 5 million more cases will be reported in the upcoming months of 2016. The infected people are not just from one country, but f...
The Early Historic Records of the Battle with Small Pox
Small Pox: An Untold Battle The Early Colonial Era spans from 1690 to 1729, and in this time many things happened that would shape the way people lived and survived during these years. During the early colonial era, many events occurred. Such events caused pain, heartache, and a division amongst the residents in each of th...
An Analysis of the Ebola
Ebola Ebola, an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, has made international headlines as it has reached its largest epidemic in history. According to the New York Times, over 13,000 people in Africa have contracted the Ebola virus this year and approximately 5,000 h...
The Importance of Making the Decision to Get Vaccinated Against Many Diseases
In this paper I will show how important it is to make the decision to get vaccinated against many diseases. We all want to do what is best for our children. The importance of car seats, baby gates, bike helmets are all things that we do to protect our children from harm. One of the most important and best things we can do f...
The Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatments of Narcolepsy
Imagine the most exciting thing that happened during your day today. Now imagine what would have happened had you fallen asleep during that activity. Obviously this is a scary thought, and for people with Narcolepsy, a very disturbing reality. Narcolepsy is a disorder of the brain and nervous system. Some scientists...
An Argument in Favor of Ebola as a a More Dangerous Disease Than HIV
Ebola and HIV are both viruses, but I feel one is a lot more dangerous than the other. In my opinion, Ebola is more dangerous than HIV because of many reasons. It replicates many times faster, infects nearly every cell type after it infects white blood cells, and transforms to something the immune system doesn’t recognize a...
A History of Influenza Viruses Plaguing the Society
Influenza pandemics are global outbreaks that result from new variations of the influenza virus emerging in global populations. In order for this to occur, the virus must be easily passed from person to person and cause serious illness to the human body. Major pandemic outbreaks have been recorded for over one hundred years...