Biology public health Essays

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Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa Cells

Henrietta Lacks was a thirty-one year old woman that visited Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1951. She was an African-American mother of five. Johns Hopkins was the only hospital in the area that treated African Americans, although the hospital was still segregated at the time. While there, doctors confirmed she had cervical cancer. […]

Pages: 1 Words: 406 Topics: Cancer, Health, Health Care, Henrietta Lacks, Medicine, Public Health

Homeostasis is a Communicable Infection

Hepatitis A is a communicable infection of the liver that is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). The virus is usually transmitted from one person to another person who is infected with the virus. Another transmittal route is through the feces of an infected person or contaminated food and water (Linder & Malani, 2017). […]

Pages: 3 Words: 755 Topics: Health, Homeostasis, Medicine, Public Health, Vaccine
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