This Is How I BREW It: My Concordia Capstone

My BREW As I officially complete the fall semester of my Senior Year at Concordia College with the submission of this final blog post, I cannot help but to reflect on all that I have learned and experienced throughout these incredible and challenging past 3 1/2 years. When I originally made my decision to attend…
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Once Hungry, Forever Eating: The Neurological Impacts Of Poor Diet On Obesity

The Obesity Problem According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of adults in the U.S. are obese. Why is this a problem? Why is obesity rising? Could we blame it on America’s fast-paced society and the growth of processed and fast foods? Sure we could, and those factors do play a role to some extent.…
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Struggling To Hold On: The ALS Story

You’re Not YOU Picture this: You are 29 years old, in shape, happily married, thinking of children, an avid baker, and enjoying playing the piano in the evenings as you sip your daily glass of red wine. Could life get any better? Suddenly, one day you start to notice unusual, yet slight tremors in your…
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My Kind Of High: Medical Marijuana And The Endocannabinoid System

Marijuana Marijuana: illegal, euphoria, high, decreased motivation and IQ, munchies, pain and anxiety relief, and potential future medication. These are only some of the many different words and ideas that come to mind when thinking of marijuana. However, as time continues to pass and further scientific research is conducted, we are starting to realize the…
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Another Year, Another Misplaced Memory: Aging And Alzheimer’s Disease

Where are my keys? “Oh no, I misplaced my keys yet AGAIN this week. My memory must be going. But wait. Does this mean..Could I possibly have..It couldn’t be..Alzheimer’s Disease?” Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States with an alarming and increasing mortality rate. With the vast number…
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