Friday, May 25, 2018

EPI PostLab Act 3.3 Adolescent Suicide: The Role of Epidemiology in Public Health

Q25
Researchers have found a correlation between drug abuse and suicide, but they have not concluded whether substance abuse is a cause of suicide attempts.  It could be that adolescents who are already suicidal turn to substance abuse.  Thurthermore, focusing on substance abuse may be a good way to screen for some teens who may be suicidal, but it does not deal with the many suicidal teens who do not abuse substances.  Some teens do not know how to express themselves.

Screening =referal to mental health biomed professionals
Changed eating habits
Social withdrawal
Unusual violent and rebellious activity, including running away.
Substance abuse
Atypical neglect of personal appearance
Dramatic changes in personality or affect
Boredom, difficulty in concentrating, poor and declining school performance
Complaints of illness
Anomie or hopelessness
Inability to tolerate praise.

Q29  Purpose of Suicide Ed=
Suicide Education programs is to not only encourage students who need or want counseling to seek it but also to identify any of their peers who may be exhibiting symptoms of being suicidal.  Because students are being taught to look for such symptoms and therefore make a referral, this could be considered a type of screening measure (primary screening).


EPI PostLab 3.1 How is Disease Classified?

Infections Agent=

Mode of Transmission=

Occurrence=



EPI PostLab 3.0 Vibrio cholerae

The protein toxin produced by Vibrio cholerae will attach itself to a transport protein on the cell membrane of intestine.  It will force the protein open, allowing water and electrolytes to flow out of the cell and allowing the second part of the toxin into the cell where it disrupts cell processes as it denatures proteins.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Senior Capstone Expo

The annual Skyline Magnet Expo will be held next Tuesday, May 29 from 10:00am-3:00pm. All are welcome to attend and view the culmination of three years of work in the H&M magnet!

Friday, May 18, 2018

PBS Act 4.4.2 Heart Attack Risk

PBS Please complete ACT 4.4.2 for Anna Garcia. Then please complete the Heart ATTACK Risk for your assigned patient.

EPI Act 3.5 Ebola Video, Friday

In Epidemiology, please take notes on the class data collection sheet as you view the Ebola NOVA movie. Then please answer the conclusion questions. Please turn into the inbox. Thank you

PBS Act 4.3.2 Familial Hypercholesterolemia xanthelasma

Friday, May 11, 2018

EPI Act 3.1 Disease Classifications

Make your own disease card based on how epidemiologists classify disease (emerging or re-emerging).


POST LAB Emerging, Re-emerging and Endemic. TaDa

EPI Act 3.1 Re-Emerging Disease, Emerging Problems; Ancient Disease Guinea Worm


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Summer Internship Opportunity

For anyone interested in health policy, please see this flyer for a great internship opportunity! Applications are due June 1st!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

EPI 2.4 Natural History of Disease, Disease Transmission & Epi Triangle



Incidence is the rate of new (or newly diagnosed) cases of the disease.

Prevalence is the actual number of cases alive, with the disease either during a period of time (period prevalence) or at a particular date in time (point prevalence).

The relationship between incidence and prevalence depends greatly on the natural history of the disease state being reported. In the case of an influenza epidemic, the incidence may be high but not contribute to much growth of prevalence because of the high, spontaneous rate of disease resolution. In the case of a disease that has a low (or zero) cure rate, but where maintenance treatment permits sustained survival, then incidence contributes to continuous growth of prevalence. In such cases, the limitation on prevalence growth is the mortality which occurs in the population. Obviously, prevalence will continue to grow until mortality equals or exceeds the incidence rate.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

PBS 3,3.2 Broken Link


Example of microscope

#6.  Utah Genetics Karyotype link

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

EPI Post Lab Act 1.6 Bacteria, Virus, Parasites, Prion

Host? Genus species ex; Staphlococcus aureus CDC = make laws(?) Make Recommendations(?) Announcements(?) Reports Morbitity-Mortality(?) Reports Outbreaks(?) Travel Recommendations(?)


Viruses causing LRIs such as tracheobronchitis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia are influenza virus, RSV, parainfluenza virus, and adenovirus. Young children, the elderly, and patients with compromised cardiac, pulmonary, or immune systems are at greatest risk for serious disease. In children, 15% to 25% of pneumonias are caused by RSV, 15% by parainfluenza virus, and 7% to 9% by adenovirus.  Vaccine blocks, but you still will display a infection.  Usually no medicine.  Interferon will help body help itself.

Antibiotics are not effective against viruses, and the Centers for Disease Control and other health organizations now recommend against using antibiotics unless there is clear evidence of a bacterial infection.  Humans make proteins called ANTIBODIES to respond to ALL FOREiGN SUBSTANCES MHC=major histocompatibility complex Hello my name is "Jeff Bradley"
Most viral infections tend to resolve on their own without treatment so any treatment generally is aimed at providing relief from symptoms like pain, fever and cough.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

EPI 1.4 Incidence Rates

Incidence Rate video

Outbreak Map
WHO = World Health Organization = United Nations
CDC = Center for Disease Control & Prevention = USA Federal Gov't