Linus Pauling: His life and accomplishments remembered
By: Wendy R.
Linus Pauling was born in Portland Oregon on February 28th, 1901. Pauling was educated at Oregon State College where he received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He continued on to graduate school where his research focused on the x-ray diffraction of crystals. Upon finishing...
Nursing chronicles: Stories from the heart
By: Joyce Good Henderson
Nominated for a clinical excellence award that required an exemplar, I had to submit a written account of a clinical interaction in which I, as a nurse, made a difference in a patient's life. That set me to thinking, really examining my career as a...
By: Todd Pheifer
Donating blood is one of those experiences that most people acknowledge to be a positive act of service as it relates to involvement in society. However, there are plenty of individuals who may be nervous to partake in experience since it cannot exactly be done...
Nursing chronicles: Stories from the heart
By: Sherrie Smith
My nose was stuffed, the day was long, and I was so tired from my pounding head when my head nurse came to me with one more job to do. You see, Roger Lee needed transporting to a local hospital for more treatment. The...
By: Helium01
Stem cells are primary cells that can be trained to develop into any human cell tissue (i.e. muscle, skin, brain, etc.). In embryonic stem cell research, stem cells are retrieved from embryos using a process called therapeutic cloning. The descriptions below will outline...
Questioning the value of embryonic stem cell research
By: Jill Felix
The functional and structural unit of any living organism is the cell. A stem cell is a type of cell found in most multi-cellular organisms. Their ability to renew themselves through different-tiating and mitotic cell division is their distinguishing characteristic. Cellular biologist Ernest Armstrong McCulloch...
Euthanasia
By: Jennifer Hewitt
My Friend and I were discussing supposedly we were on our death beds and were not able to talk for ourselves; the doctor asked the big question to our significant others, "Do you want to keep her on life support"? I explained to my...
Donating your body to medical science
By: Martha Leonard
My mother always said she wanted to be buried in a plain pine box. After her death, I visited the business of a local funeral director who was also a family friend who knew my mother's sense of humor. I don't have a pine...
The case for addressing medical errors more seriously
By: Irrira Rikki
Too many are disgracefully dying for the want of addressing medical errors more seriously. It seems the only ones entitled to make judgment comes too late, when the damage has been done. Or if official documentation dictates incorrectly from the start, any plea for help...
By: Jim Kerrigan
The term "Life Expectancy" is a scientific measure of how friendly an environment is to babies. That is all it is. The time of Moses notes that people lived three score and 10 (70 years) with some living four score (80 years). This meant most...

 

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