Why My Capstone Experience Was Worthwhile

Coming in to Concordia four years ago, I had been told many times and was aware of how great of a school it was. I knew I would come out of my undergrad with a good education, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into and the amount of work (and tears)…
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Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s

I’m sure you’ve heard about Parkinson’s Disease, but do you actually know what it is or the implications behind it? If you’re like me before I took neurochemistry, the answer is probably no. The only thing I really knew about it was the associated hand tremors. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that eats away…
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Dementia Sucks

If you have a family member that suffers from some form of dementia, you’ll know that the title of this blog is extremely accurate – dementia really sucks for everyone involved. My grandmother began showing signs of dementia about 10 years ago. My sister and I would go to her house every weekend, and she…
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Should We Restrict Athletes From Competing If They’ve Had Multiple Concussions?

Concussion awareness is on the rise among high school and college sports. More and more athletes are being required to take baseline tests such as the ImPACT. Coaches and trainers are paying more attention to when their athletes take a big hit and should be checked out.   These are all great things, but many…
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There Is Hope In Battling Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic, debilitating disease that has become a serious issue in our society.  Prolonged substance abuse can result in both long-term chemical and structural changes in the brain. The reward pathway and the “feel good” neurotransmitter, dopamine, are heavily involved in this process. The pleasure felt from taking these addictive drugs is…
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