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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How To Make Money With A Bucket Of Ice

It was not that long ago that everyone who was anyone was dumping ice water all over themselves. Sounds crazy, but hey it was for a good cause. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 was one of the greatest fund-raising events science has ever seen. Here are the results. With over $115 million raised…
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Are You A Type II Diabetic? You May Want To Read This.

  It’s almost impossible to go throughout your life without hearing about a loved one or a loved one of a friend going through Alzheimer’s Disease. Aside from early onset AD, it is pretty difficult to look at this disease and say that age has nothing to do with it. This, of course, is true…
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All Of That…For This? My Capstone Experience

Concordia College requires all students take a capstone course before they graduate. The purpose of this course is to ensure that all students achieve the 5 goals of liberal learning laid out by the college. Neurochemistry counted as my capstone course and honestly, I feel like I got the easy way out. I know friends…
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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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