When you are faced with a medical case and do not know how to approach it or have questions, what do you do? Even experienced nurses, dentists, doctors, and pharmacists will go to their smartphones and begin searching for answers. So much information is available. How do you know what information is reliable and valid? The purpose of the journal assignment is for you to practice finding, evaluating, and summarizing resources around key concepts that are presented throughout the module, which is relevant to your specific area of interest. This journal should be valuable to you; you can collect sites, resources, and readings that you find helpful to your learning.

This module will focus on the following topics that examine how our body responds, or rather adapts, to environmental toxins on a cellular level:

* Cellular adaption and neoplasia

* Infection, immunity, and inflammation

* Hematological disorders


Search for, read, and incorporate (3) other readings in regards to either (tumor associated inflammation in mammary cancer between humans and dogs) or (zinc and vitamin E interactions related to the inflammatory response in aging and inflammation) or both. In this area of interest that focus on cellular adaption and neoplasia; infection, immunity, and inflammation; and/or hematological disorders. You might include:

* 1-2 journal articles or websites

* Book chapters

Your summary of EACH reading should be at least one paragraph (100-200 words) and include the following information:

All references must be cited using APA Style format.

* Number of pages read

* Keywords you used to find the reading

* Link to the reading

* Why you selected the reading

* Main point of the reading

* Describe how the health deviations you read about alter normal physiology.

* Provide your key take away from the reading. This could be something that made you pause, changed your thinking, supported your thinking, or made you question something.

* In your post, respond to the following questions: How do you know that the material you have found and read is reliable? How do you know that it is valid?

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Bunny Greenfelder
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