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Month: November 2015

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Wake Up! The Truth about Tryptophan

November 24, 2015

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded of the most important things in life: family, friends, and naps. Turkey is often labeled the culprit for inducing holiday sleep, but the effects of I-tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, continue to be hotly debated. Some swear it’s the turkey causing the extra drowsiness while others claim […]

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Out with November, In with Movember

November 16, 2015

Movember is the month formally known as November, in which men grow their moustaches to raise money for men’s health issues. While some believe the awareness month began to support prostate cancer, Movember actually helps to fund a variety of men’s health initiatives. Started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Movember has become an international phenomenon […]

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Awareness & Advancements: Alzheimer’s Month

November 9, 2015

At this time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and until recently, no drug had even shown signs of slowing its progression. With November being National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (NADAM), we thought it fitting to highlight some new developments in research and treatment. Just last month, the National Institute on Aging gave a […]

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