Health And Fitness

Concussions and the Future of Football

April 29, 2019

The prevalence of concussions has caused many to be pessimistic about the future of football. Youth participation in the sport has dropped drastically since 2010, by almost 30 percent, and college and professional programs are paying attention. […]

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The Devastating Trend of Concussions in American Football

April 29, 2019

Concussions in American football have occurred at an alarming rate, unleashing a devastating impact. About 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur yearly in the United States—they are mostly “so-called mild” injuries like concussions. Up to 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities related to these injuries. […]

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Health And Fitness

Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Cause Cancer?

April 29, 2019

Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cause cancer? HRT was wildly popular in the second half of the 20th century. The therapy promised to treat menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. But all this changed in 2002 when “The Guardian” declared, “HRT study cancelled over cancer and stroke fears.” […]

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The Rise and Fall of Hormone Replacement Therapy

March 4, 2019

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) burst onto the market as a miracle cure for all the unpleasant systems associated with menopause: depression, anxiety, and night sweats. Discover how HRT monopolized the pharmaceutical industry and then abruptly crashed in popularity. […]

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Health And Fitness

How We Deal with Vitamin Deficiency and Overdose

February 22, 2019

Vitamins are crucial to a nutritional diet, but too much or too little of each can lead to serious health problems. Which foods provide the best sources of vitamins, how much is recommended of each and what happens when we stray from the recommended doses? […]

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Performance-Enhancing Drugs: The Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal

April 6, 2018

America’s most well-known cyclist of the recent past is, no doubt, Lance Armstrong. Born in Texas, Armstrong turned pro in 1992 at age 21, and within the next few years, won major competitions, including stages within the Tour de France. Few foresaw the disgraceful path his career would soon take, tainted by the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs. […]

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The Opioid Epidemic: America’s Deadly Addiction

February 9, 2018

Drug overdose is the single most common cause of death for people under 50 years old in the US. Now, due to a recent opioid epidemic, the numbers have rocketed up averaging 175 deaths per day. Watch this free lecture to hear the causes of this new epidemic and what can be done to soften the devistating effects. […]

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Health And Fitness

The Science of Addiction: Why Are Opioids So Addictive?

January 22, 2018

The opioid crisis is very real, and very deadly. And if we want to stop it, or at least reduce the damage, we need to understand how these drugs work at a biological and neural level. What Are Opioids? How do they produce the effects that they produce? Why are they so addictive? And is there anything we can do to counteract their effects? […]

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Medicine and Disease

Fentanyl and The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

January 22, 2018

Drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the last few decades, creating what we now know as the opioid crisis. For example, in 1968, a little over 5,000 people died from a drug overdose in the US. In 1990, that number had grown to about 8400. But why are opioids, like fentanyl, so dangerous? […]

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