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2017 Medical Laboratory Science Graduate Megan Mioduszewski suffered debilitating, near constant migraines. In fact, she was often hospitalized due to the pain. Her headaches did not respond to normal migraine treatments.

During the summer prior to her senior year at Stevenson University, Megan visited the Migraine Clinic at Med Star Good Samaritan Hospital and began receiving Botox® injections around her head and neck. Every three months Megan returned for more injections to relieve future headache symptoms. The treatment worked and now she is headache free. Read the full story here.  Megan's story can be found on page 11.  To read about Botox® and the many diseases it treats, click here.

Megan chose to become a medical laboratory scientist partly because of her experience. Medical Laboratory Scientists are an integral part of the healthcare team, helping to diagnose and treat disease.  There is a demand for more laboratory testing as our population grows older and medical knowledge expands into biogenetics, DNA and cell marker technologies and personal­ized medicine. There is a critical shortage of medical laboratory scientists that is growing by 10,000 practitioners per year. Our graduates enjoy 100% employment at graduation and salaries are increasing. Learn more about this amazing profession and how you can be a part of it at Stevenson University.

In honor of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 24 - 28, the Medical Laboratory Student Association (MLSA) held a Hematology Talk with Stevenson’s own Betty Ciesla.  Mrs. Ciesla has been an educator, author and medical laboratory professional specializing in Hematology for nearly 40 years, diagnosing countless blood disorders.  For the benefit of those in the audience who are not medical laboratory professionals, Mrs. Ciesla discussed the laboratory profession as a whole and presented a case study on Iron Deficiency Anemia.    

The mission of the MLSA is to educate, inform and raise awareness of the importance of medical laboratory professionals in the role of healthcare.  Throughout the academic year, the club hosts events that are meant to engage the university community.  Please “like” our Facebook page in order to stay informed when engaging speakers, such Mrs. Ciesla, or other events take place that showcase the Medical Laboratory Science Program, its students and activities. 

On Friday, April 21st, four Medical Laboratory Science sophomores presented posters on a genetic disease or the use of genetics in technology at Johns Hopkins. ...Click here to read more.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 45 states and the District of Columbia have reported mumps cases in nearly 3,000 people.  In 2015 and 2016 these outbreaks have been primarily associated with college settings. 

Mumps can spread even in highly vaccinated populations.  Why does this occur?  A number of factors contribute to the spread of mumps, but vaccine effectiveness is of primary importance.  CDC recommends TWO doses of the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella with an average effectiveness of 88%.  Comparatively, one dose is only 78% effective.  In addition, behaviors such as kissing, sharing utensils, lipstick or cigarettes can also spread this very contagious virus. 

What can you do to prevent the spread of mumps?  Review your vaccination status with your doctor to ensure you have received two doses of the vaccine.  Limit activity that would spread the virus. 

If you believe you have symptoms of the mumps, see your doctor who will likely order lab tests to determine if you do have the mumps.  These tests are performed by highly trained Medical Laboratory Scientists who play a vital role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Laboratory tests serve as the foundation for the diagnosis and management of many conditions, including infectious diseases like the mumps.  How would you like to be a disease detective?  Click here if you would like to learn more about the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Stevenson University. 

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