Pharmaceuticals, Public Health

Antibiotic Resistance

I recently wrote a research paper for one of my classes on the problem we are facing with antibiotic resistance. I knew that there was a problem, but only vaguely. I think most of us are acutely aware of the issue. We've have probably all heard of the term "Superbug" and people getting MRSA, but… Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance

Mental Health


While I have been discussing opioids and their effect on the brain I have also been thinking about antidepressants, specifically SSRIs and the role they play within the brain. Prior the 1950s, opioids, amphetamine, and methamphetamines were used to treat  depression, until researchers discovered that a lack of the neurotransmitter  noradrenaline and serotonin causes depression,… Continue reading Antidepressants

Public Health

Opioid Crisis

I feel compelled to talk about the mounting opioid epidemic in this country that claimed more lives in one year than the entire Vietnam War. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on October 26, 2017; however, it did not include any additional funds as it was not declared a national emergency,… Continue reading Opioid Crisis

Healthy Living

Physical Wellness

Physical wellness involves aspects of life that are necessary to keep yourself in top condition. Optimal physical wellness is developed through the combination of beneficial physical activity/exercise and healthy eating habits. Components of physical wellness include building muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular strength and endurance and flexibility. Are you engaged in physical wellness in your life?… Continue reading Physical Wellness