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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Pregnancy And Autism: Can I Prevent My Child From Developing Autism?

Why the panic? Autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are becoming more prevalent as the years continue to pass, with about 1 in 68 children diagnosed with ASD. These alarming statistics are creating a sense of panic in some parents throughout the world, and many are seeking answers and preventative measures that they can take…
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Addicted And Trapped

Just This Once Think back to those college days of little responsibility and too much fun. Some of us were so caught up with our desire to “fit in” and be “cool,” that when offered a drink of alcohol or a “hit” of some drug, we simply could not refuse. Many of us probably thought…
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