The Life And Times Of Parkinson’s – The History Of Disease

While there are many diseases out there that are new or are reemerging to reek havoc on human health, there are some that have been a part of the human experience since the beginning. Strangely enough, Parkinson’s disease is on the list that has been documented for thousands of years. While the disease was first…
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When It’s More Than Just A Headache – Concussions

Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when a force impacts the head. What happens to the brain when this impact hits is it, quite literally, shakes back and forth inside the skull. This mostly affects the midbrain and diencephalon and causes a cascade of different neurological processes to occur such…
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What Science Doesn’t Know – ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – is a degenerative disease that can effect motor neurons in the central or peripheral nervous system. This leads to a steady loss in motor skills -including coordination and movement of skeletal muscles. Sometimes dementia can form even if it isn’t a common…
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5 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are normal aspects of life. They are biological safety mechanisms that have been put in place to protect humans from dangers that threaten life and well-being. When we are in danger, our sympathetic nervous system (SNS) becomes fired up. This activates a chain reaction of neuroendocrine signaling which starts with the release…
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Locking Away Mental Illness

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law a landmark piece of legislation titled the Community Mental Health Act (CMHA). Its purpose was to redirect funds from state-run asylums and into mental health centers within communities.  The ultimate goal was for patients from these state-run institutions to be reintroduced into their communities and become…
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