Vaccinations

Inoculation, or vaccination, is a critical method in preventing disease. Vaccination dates back to 1000 CE where the Chinese utilized smallpox inoculation to prevent a future occurrence of the disease (History of Vaccines, 2017). A well-known use of vaccination was performed in 1796 where Edward Jenner inoculated a 13 year- old boy with cowpox to … Continue reading Vaccinations

Hemoglobin A1C and Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which is characterized by an elevated blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time. Type 1 diabetes is often referred to as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. There is loss of the insulin producing cells in the pancreatic islets called the beta cells. This leads to insulin … Continue reading Hemoglobin A1C and Diabetes

What Is Medical Laboratory Science?

According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) medical scientists are vital in healthcare, uncovering and providing important laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment. Scientists have a role in monitoring disease progression and treatment monitoring as well. Laboratory scientists utilize technologically advanced biomedical instrumentation and computers to perform laboratory … Continue reading What Is Medical Laboratory Science?