Concordia’s Cap

Neurochemistry certainly blew my mind about the mind. I never knew much about how the brain works, but this class helped to fill in some of the mysterious blanks as to how seemingly abstract processes take place. Let’s view the Neurochemistry class in light of Concordia’s five goals for liberal learning: Instill a love for…
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Being Happy With Alzheimer’s

My grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease for as long as I remember being around her—we lived overseas so I really only saw her for two months out of the year (so I don’t have that many memories of her in the first place), but the most recent ones were definitely ones in which she didn’t really…
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Can We Cure It All?

A lot of medications that we have heard of today that are designed to make diseases more livable don’t actually treat the source of the problem. More often than not, they treat the symptoms, but not necessarily the cause. From a logical perspective, this doesn’t make the most sense. When you put out a fire,…
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It Really Is Better Safe Than Sorry

(Almost) everyone loves football. So much so, that we encourage our kids to start playing from a very early age. Why? It’s a team sport! It’s exercise! They learn so many valuable skills by being pummeled and ordered around! But is football really that good for overall health? According to the Sports Concussion Institute, there…
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You’re Addicted To A Drug, And You Might Not Even Know It

It makes you happy. You get cranky when you don’t have enough of it. Once you’ve gotten used to a certain amount, you need more to sustain you. It’s sugar. The way that sugar works on our brain chemistry is very similar to that of other drugs of abuse—it can cause one to become addicted…
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