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Anxiety: check yourself before you wreck yourself

Batul Chitalwala, Chief Editor

September 16, 2019

Individuals with anxiety, a habit of overthinking, or a need for perfection often struggle with mental overload. Mental overload is when you feel like you have too many tasks to accomplish, and you keep thinking and worrying about them until you’re left feeling panicked, stressed, exhausted, and/or downcast. It can affect ...

Brain scans and mental illness

Batul Chitalwala, Chief Editor

August 26, 2019

For a long time, detecting mental disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, or even migraines could have only been done by a professional looking at symptoms and behavior. There were no laboratory tests to diagnose such brain problems. A new study shows that a brain scan called functional connectivity MRI, also known as...

Risks and rewards of foreign surgeries

Ben Ortega, Editor

August 15, 2019

Medical tourism, a relatively new trend that has had a massive effect on the medical community and the lives of patients, is becoming ever more popular. Each year for the past decade, about 15 million Americans have sought out cheaper surgical treatments by looking to foreign countries for what they expect will be inexpen...

The dangers of vapes, Juuls, and all the rest

Ben Ortega, Editor

April 23, 2019

Juuls, Suorins, E-Cigarettes, and many other vaping devices are very popular today in America. Initially created as a nicotine alternative to cigarettes, which have been proven to be extremely harmful to the human body, they have now become more of a recreational and leisure pastime. Instead of utilizing vaping mechan...

CRISPR-Cas9; the future of medicine

Ben Ortega, Editor

April 19, 2019

It seems like every day, scientists are discovering new things and coming up with new technologies to propel the human race into the future. Relatively recently, a genome-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered, adapted, and adopted into the scientific world. There are many gene editing techniques readily available...

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