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Abstract – this section must contain the following:
Topic Sentence: Your abstract must contain one sentence that clearly and concisely introduces the topic of the paper
Content Sentences: Your abstract must mention the following five main topics of the paper: introduction, statistics/epidemiology, financial costs, anatomy & physiology/etiology, diagnosis/treatment/prognosis
Conclusion Sentence: Abstract contains one sentence that mentions key conclusions and/or findings, future directions/research

Main Body – this section must contain the following five main topics (the subtopics are recommendations to use if appropriate to your disease/condition):
1. Introduction:
Thoroughly define the disease/condition
History of the disease/condition

2. Statistics/Epidemiology:
Statistical prevalence (e.g. overall, gender, age)
Types of distributions (e.g. frequencies, patterns)
Types of determinants (e.g. causes, risk factors)

3.Financial Costs:
Costs to the individual/family
Possible costs to society
Loss of productivity

4. Anatomy & Physiology/Etiology:
The normal and abnormal structure & function behind the disease/condition
Cause(s) of the disease/condition

5. Diagnosis/Treatments/Prognosis:
How this disease/condition is diagnosed (e.g. history, exam, diagnostic imaging, labs)
How the condition/disease is treated (e.g. traditional medical treatments, alternative methods of treatment)
The prediction of this disease/condition’s outcome

6. Conclusion – this section must contain four to six sentences that sum up the main topics of the paper.
Reference Section – this section must contain the following:
This is not just a separate section; rather, referencing should occur throughout the paper via parenthetical citations anytime you paraphrase or make direct quotes. Please be sure to cite any language in the paper that should be cited.

Paper should also have a final reference page listing 5-10 credible sources researched for your paper.
Simply list the references utilized in your paper in APA format on the reference page.

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