For a maximum of 10 points (1 missed lab equivalent), you may write a minimum 2 page (12 font, double-spaced) research paper on a medical condition, including citations (not counted toward 2 pg minimum), including a brief history (1 paragraph) on the discovery of the condition, diagnosis (subjective symptoms, objective signs, laboratory and physical exam diagnostic tools and findings), treatment options and prognosis (expected future) for people living with the condition. Spelling, grammar and punctuation all count so please have someone proofread your paper before you submit it below.[shortposting]
I expect that you will utilize professional literature in your citations, such as research articles found on PubMed.gov, The Mayo Clinic or the Merck Manual. Wikipedia and WebMD are not legitimate resources for scholarly papers. If you are unsure if a source is credible, ask me. A good rule of thumb is to use websites with the following: .edu, .gov or occasionally a .org if the organization is devoted to research/fund raising (such as the American Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation). A website ending in .com is a commercial website and probably is promoting specific information to benefit themselves (make money) as a commercial enterprise.