Lessons From Cobberville

During my time at Concordia, I have gained many important life skills, heightened cultural awareness, and a deeper sense of my calling to serve the world. Through the science classes I have taken, as well as those to fulfill a liberal arts degree, I have come to a better understanding of connections between many different…
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Obesity: More Than Meets The Eye

Obesity rates are skyrocketing, and there is no denying that it is a large problem for our country. There are many contributing factors that lead to the development of obesity. As our diets has become more and more heavily composed of fat, sugar, and carbs, our bodies are undergoing changes that are leading to extreme…
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Help Without The High: The Journey To The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

Recently there has been more and more talk about the legalization of medical marijuana. There is a push for it because it can be used to treat pain, and it is less addictive than opiates. The cannabis plant (marijuana) contains molecules called cannabinoids that have many health benefits, however, many people are still against the…
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The Fear Of Forgetting

Alzheimer’s Disease is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and it is increasing in prevalence across the world. Why are the numbers are on the rise? Scientific research leads us to believe that nutrition and genetics are two of the principle factors involved in the manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease. Cause…
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Autism: Factors Understood, Cause Not Yet Ascertained

Starting a family is a wonderful adventure for many couples. Everything is expected to go smoothly, and more often than not it does, with the exception of a few hurdles along the way. In some cases however, the obstacles can cause complications with development or potentially permanent changes after birth.   Pregnancy is a period…
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