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BIM 116: Writing Assignment #1  

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Disease: Background Info

Resources below provide general information on diseases.
     Use them to choose a disease, and get basic information on cause(s) and treatment(s). 

  • Online Collections of Medical Texts
    Library resources include online collections of medical texts, many include information on diseases.  Resources relevant to this assignment are listed below. 
  • Access Medicine
  • Stat!Ref   Note:  in this title “stat” does not refer to statistics – it is the medical term for “urgent”

First:  search for your disease by name. 
If you get too many hits, try narrowing your search by including the search terms "etiology" (causes) and "epidemiology" (causes, distribution, and control of diseases).  For example: “Name of disease” AND (causes or epidemiology or etiology)

  • Additional Resources:
    Many national organizations, such as those listed below, provide information on diseases in their web pages. 

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