Parkinson’s – A Disease Divulged

Parkinson’s – A Disease Divulged You never expect it will happen to you. When it does, your whole world seems to start spinning in a different direction. One morning, as I was getting ready for school, my mom came downstairs in a mess of tears, and through sobs told me that her brother had been…
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Five Little Monkeys, Four Probable Concussions

Five Little Monkeys, Four Probable Concussions Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head. Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” One would think that after the first little monkey fell and “bumped” his head the other monkeys would stop jumping…
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The Monkey On Your Back Or The Bug In Your Brain?

The Monkey on Your Back or the Bug in Your Brain? Dealing with addiction is no small feat. Those who are living with addiction face each day fighting the desire to relapse. But why do people become addicted? What happens to make the cravings people feel so hard to ignore? Although not everything is fully…
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Does ALS Stand For All Is Lost Suddenly?

Does ALS Stand for All is Lost Suddenly? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a central nervous system disease where motor neurons are targeted. The motor neurons send signals to your muscles all over your body, even ones used to speak, swallow, and breathe. According to the Mayo Clinic…
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Is Any Of This Real? The Facts Behind Schizophrenia

Is Any of This Real? The Facts Behind Schizophrenia Many of us have seen movies or television shows that have portrayed someone with schizophrenia. However, the media portrays individuals with schizophrenia as someone who is “insane,” the “murderer,” or someone of whom to be afraid in general. But is this media portrayal anything like the…
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