Albinism

Albinism, meaning white, is a non-contagious, congenital condition that is defined by a drastic reduction or complete lack of pigmentation in the hair, skin and eyes. Albinism is often portrayed negatively, like Silas the antagonist in the book “The Da Vinci Code”, which contributes to his diminished quality of life with the disease. The skin…

Mumps – symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Mumps is a disease caused by the mumps virus, which is a member of the paramyxoviridae family. This is actually a large family of viruses which includes measles virus and parainfluenza viruses, and all of these tend to affect children the most. Mumps only affects humans and and is spread by tiny respiratory droplets that…

Medication Assisted Treatment During Pregnancy, Postnatal and Beyond

Cathleen Otero: Good morning, or is it afternoon, depending on what time zone you’re in. This is Cathleen Otero, Deputy Director of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, welcoming you today, on our webinar session. Today’s session, Medication-Assisted Treatment Series, Part 2 of 2, “Medication-Assisted Treatment During Pregnancy, Postnatal, and Beyond.” Again,…