ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s; What’s The Difference?

Featured Photo: CollegeDegrees360 What makes ALS different from Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s? Is it just me, or do these three diseases seem to blend together? I often have a hard time keeping them straight, and yet they are some of the more common diseases that are brought up when discussing aging. For me, Alzheimer’s is the…
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My Concordia Capstone

When I signed up for a Neurochemistry capstone course at Concordia, I was pretty terrified at what I was getting myself into. Every graduate of Concordia must have the capstone experience, as it is supposed to be the culmination of your liberal arts education. I thought that meant that this class would have to be…
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My Neurochemistry Experience

At the start of this course, I was not exactly sure what to expect. I had heard from previous classmates that the course was not necessarily difficult, nor was it easy. Needless to say, no one had anything bad to say about neurochemistry, and after taking the class myself, neither do I. Being a neuroscience…
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Im Not Fat, Im Just Big Boned…

Stop lying to yourself. You’re overweight, so what? What does being overweight even mean?   Being overweight is more than just a physical aspect. There are many factors to consider when evaluating ones own body frame. As a matter of fact, you can have great blood pressure, great diet, and great exercise habits, but still…
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Once Hungry, Forever Eating: The Neurological Impacts Of Poor Diet On Obesity

The Obesity Problem According to the CDC, more than 1/3 of adults in the U.S. are obese. Why is this a problem? Why is obesity rising? Could we blame it on America’s fast-paced society and the growth of processed and fast foods? Sure we could, and those factors do play a role to some extent.…
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