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Legalization in Kansas 2

Legalization in Kansas

Two weeks ago we explored what legalization looks like in Colorado, and a little bit of the statistics behind it.  In fact, if you haven’t read it already, you might want to go read “What Does Cannabis / Marijuana Legalization Look Like?” first to get up to speed.  You might also want to check out …

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What is PTSD? 3

What is PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with those who’ve seen active combat in the military.  One of the first things to know about PTSD:  it’s not just for combat veterans.  While it’s incredibly prevalent in combat veterans – up to 75% of veterans who were injured during combat reported PTSD symptoms – you’ll also …

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Depression 5


Everyone has the blues from time to time.  It’s a part of the ebb and flow of emotions in our lives.  Yes, that’s a form of depression – a temporary mood that will pass fairly quickly, ranging from a few hours to a few days.  But, often when people are talking about depression, what they …

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Parkinson's Disease 6

Parkinson’s Disease

In 1998, star actor Michael J. Fox did something particularly brave:  he announced he had Parkinson’s Disease, which helped push the disorder into a more public view.  He suspended his acting career in 2000, and for good reason:  Parkinson’s began slowly sapping his abilities, as it has with around 53 million other people worldwide. What is …

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Anxiety Disorders 7

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety in some form or another is a common part of modern life.  Getting up to speak in front of a crowd?  Maybe your heart starts racing, you breathe harder than normal, and you begin sweating.  You’re filled with dread that you’re going to screw it all up, and make a fool of yourself in …

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About Multiple Sclerosis 8

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the human body’s worst horror stories.  Slowly, piece by piece, the body quits responding to the mind as the nerves become damaged.  It’s inconsistent, with some days being better than others.  Some days, the body seems to be in mostly working order.  The next day, an MS sufferer may …

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The Educational Requirements for an APRN 10

The Educational Requirements for an APRN

When talking about the current status of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), it’s important to understand the education required to reach that level of health care practice.  There’s often a knee-jerk response to the idea that APRNs should be able to practice autonomously (without direct instruction from a doctor), citing they don’t have the education …

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