The Great Debate: Vaccines And Autism

Our topic of the week is Autism, which means I get to get on my favorite soapbox: vaccines and Autism. There is no link between childhood vaccines and the development of Autism. Let me repeat that: vaccines DO NOT cause Autism. This is not simply my opinion; it is fully backed by sound scientific evidence.…
Read More

Why The Three Strikes Rule For Sports Concussions Is Vital

Coaches, players, and parents should start adhering to the “three strikes rule” when it comes to concussions. This rule states that any player that has sustained three concussions in a single season must sit out for the rest of this season. I know this may seem extreme and I know how heartbreaking it could be…
Read More

So You Did The Ice Bucket Challenge, Now What?

Along with 2.4 million other people, I shared a video of myself doing the ALS ice bucket challenge on Facebook in the summer of 2014. I excitedly watched ice bucket challenge videos go viral and waited for my turn to get tagged in one so I could participate and be a part of the “in…
Read More

How Stressful Memories Contribute To Anxiety

Think back to your most vivid memory. I would guess you can remember just about every detail about that situation. What time of day it was, where you were, what happened, and how you felt. Chances are, it probably is a stressful memory. We tend to remember stressful events in great detail but it is…
Read More

Why Is Cake So Good?

If there was a pill you could take that would stop you from gaining weight, would you take it? Imagine a world where you won’t have to worry about what you’re eating and how it will impact your health. You won’t have to turn to food for comfort when upset or anxious. Taxpayers will save…
Read More