Help Without The High: The Journey To The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

Recently there has been more and more talk about the legalization of medical marijuana. There is a push for it because it can be used to treat pain, and it is less addictive than opiates. The cannabis plant (marijuana) contains molecules called cannabinoids that have many health benefits, however, many people are still against the…
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Medical Marijuana: The Highs And Lows

Marijuana & the Brain You’ve likely heard about the concept of medical marijuana and its accompanying politics, controversy, and potential benefits. Marijuana is a drug that contains a variety of compounds including THC, which is the part that causes the “high-effect” known of marijuana. In the brain THC, acts on receptors of the endocannabinoid system…
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What You Need To Know About Concussions

What do concussions do to your brain? One big reason concussions are so dangerous is that they cause an influx of ions going into your neurons. What does that mean? Ions are used by your neurons to send information from one area to another. Your brain uses a lot of its energy (ATP) to make…
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Measuring The Impact On The Brain: Concussions And How To Recover

Brain Injuries Concussions are considered to be TBIs (traumatic brain injuries). Most concussions are mild, but they can scale up to severe depending on the intensity and symptoms of the injury. The impact of the brain on the skull causes membranes and axons to get stretchy, leading to a disruption of ion movement. This imbalance…
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Cutting Football Some Slack

Featured Image: UNLV Free Press Football and New Equipment  As many people know, football has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent years due to its high prevalence of concussions. New rules and regulations are being tossed around left and right in order to decrease the risk of concussions and ensuring players’ safety. New helmets that are heavily padded have been…
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