Science & Stigma With Obesity

Obesity is a common and serious health issue in the United States. According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of US adults have obesity and it’s on the rise. Obesity puts someone at a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. So why is this such a rising…
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Steady Support In The Face Of Deterioration: Supporting Those With ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Many neurodegenerative diseases are a devastating diagnosis for patients and ALS is no exception. ALS is a motor neuron disease in which the upper and lower motor neurons die. ALS is fatal usually due to respiratory failure within a few years of diagnosis, but some cases can progress less quickly. With…
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Medical Marijuana: The Highs And Lows

Marijuana & the Brain You’ve likely heard about the concept of medical marijuana and its accompanying politics, controversy, and potential benefits. Marijuana is a drug that contains a variety of compounds including THC, which is the part that causes the “high-effect” known of marijuana. In the brain THC, acts on receptors of the endocannabinoid system…
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Concussions: An Athlete’s Dilemma

Injuries are par for the course in sports. Athletes experience their fair share of muscle strains and tears, but perhaps the most severe injury is one that occurs to a vital organ: the brain. Concussions are a common injury in sports today. It’s rare that you will meet an athlete who hasn’t experienced a concussion…
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Genetic & Environmental Factors In Autism

The causes of ASD are a hot topic in both scientific research and the media in recent years. As scientists are investigating just the top of the pile of possible causes, they share their findings, get peers to review their work, publish papers, and continue to research further. Possible Causes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has…
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