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Browsing Month November, 2013

What is Williams Syndrome by Christina Steger

By at November 20, 2013 | 1:40 pm | 0 Comment

Williams Syndrome (also known as Williams-Beuren Syndrome) is a rare genetic disorder that affects about one in 7,500-20,000 individuals.  It is known as an autosomal dominant condition in which there is a deletion of genetic material from a specific region of chromosome 7.  Those affected by Williams Syndrome are known to generally have distinct facial characteristics, more...

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What is Tourette Syndrome by Caroline Coley

By at November 19, 2013 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a disorder that I have come to understand through a childhood shared with my brother who was diagnosed at 11 with this disorder.  This became a shared experience as my family learned about my brother’s disorder and how we could help him cope.  It was not an easy childhood, however, as an adult he displays very few symptoms and most would not more...

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What is Second Hand Smoke by Jillian Thornton

By at November 18, 2013 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Many smokers do not think about the effects cigarette smoking can have on the people in their surroundings. There are two types of smoke that come from cigarettes, mainstream and sidestream smoke. Mainstream smoke is what the smoker breathes out when they exhale. Sidestream smoke is produced from the burning end of the cigarette. Both types of second hand smoke (SHS) are more...

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Benefits of Gaming (Video Games Are Good For You) by Chris Wilke

By at November 16, 2013 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

In this day and age I’m sure we’ve all heard some news report saying that video games do nothing but warp the players into overly aggressive shut-ins. Below I would like to cite several studies that show that gaming in fact can benefit the player over time. One study concluded that exposure to violent video games reduced hostile feelings and depression following more...

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