Final Thoughts

With the semester officially over, I am left to consider what gains have been made in the past few months. Usually it’s a little challenging to identify how my knowledge has changed and grown, and what new information or skills will be immediately useful to me in the future. However, this year it’s easy. Neurochemistry…
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You Booze, You Lose

  It’s fewer than two weeks away from Christmas—time for get-togethers, holiday parties, and family gatherings. What’s a better way to warm up from the chill and snow than having a nice holiday drink? It’s no surprise, then, that rates of drinking spike sharply around Christmas. This has been linked to more alcohol-related car crashes…
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Does This Make Me Look Fat? Treating Obesity And Leptin Resistance

Thanksgiving: one of those holidays of the year where gluttony is encouraged. Americans make enough food to put themselves into a calorie-induced coma for days. This happens only a few times a year, though, so why not indulge once in a while? Lately, we have been talking about weight regulation and obesity—a relevant topic indeed…
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Homelessness And Mental Illness: A Lethal Combination

This week, Fargo-Moorhead recognizes National Hunger and Homelessness Week, a time to raise awareness about the on-going problem of homelessness—not just in the big cities of New York, LA, and Chicago—but here in the frozen land of MN and ND, in our very own backyards. Whether or not it is acknowledged, homelessness is a problem…
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TBI In The Military

At age 27, former Army sergeant Jordan Edwards should be in the prime of his life. He served two tours of duty in Iraq before retiring from the service and returning to his home and family in the Midwestern US. However, all is not well. Jordan has daily headaches, sees spots in his vision, has…
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