Concussions-Not Only A Concern For The NFL

Concussions are a common injury that alters cognitive function. According the the CDC affects 1.3 million people a year in the US alone. They can have very serious health implications even though medically described as a “mild” traumatic brain injury (mTBI). A high prevalence of concussions from sports related injuries and media can give the…
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Zinc And The Immune System: The Secrets Of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disease that affects about 1 in 68 children in the United States, according to an ADDM Network Survey from 2012. ASD includes disorders like Asperger’s, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, that all have slightly different levels of cognitive and learning impairment, variations in behaviors, and other…
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What Does Concussion Do To Our Neurons?

Concussions are difficult to spot and treat without an obvious injury to the brain.  A brain scan will not show bleeding or large-scale damage.  But concussions can cause serious injury to the brain at the cellular level.   Ion leaking is one dramatic example of the effects of concussion on the brain.  The impact of…
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Parkinson’s – A Disease Divulged

Parkinson’s – A Disease Divulged You never expect it will happen to you. When it does, your whole world seems to start spinning in a different direction. One morning, as I was getting ready for school, my mom came downstairs in a mess of tears, and through sobs told me that her brother had been…
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Since Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, What Does?

Since April is Autism Awareness Month, it seems very fitting to learn about! Autism is characterized by difficulty communicating, repetitive or obsessive behaviors, and sensitivity to light and materials. According to the CDC, 1 in 68 people in the US are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disease. Breaking that up even further, 1 in 42…
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