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