How the Bredesen Protocol Can Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

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Our ability to remember allows each experience to prime our brains for the next experience. Our experiences collectively reflect not just our individual history, but also of who we are and who we become. Memory informs our habits, fears, hopes, and how we relate to one another. It’s also a critical tool from infancy and […]

What is PANS/PANDAS and is it treatable?

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The knowledge and awareness about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS) is rapidly growing, but did you know that of the nearly 150 different strains of Group A streptococci (GAS) infections, only 10-12 are thought to account for symptoms of PANDAS? Researchers are continuing to learn more about the exposures to multiple infectious […]

What are Biofilms?

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Biofilms are formed by different pathogens as a protective barrier against the host’s immune system, which also allows them to continue to colonize within the body. Bacteria, fungi, and protozoans can each create biofilms by generating an extracellular polymer and adhering to a wet surface, and this sticky matrix can allow for other pathogens to […]

Four Things I’ve Learned from Chronic Illness

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I was in middle school when my body first began pushing my limits of pain and understanding of normalcy. It wasn’t until a few years later that I was finally able to acknowledge that the pain my body encountered daily may not be normal or primarily due to athletics. When I first started facing my […]

Autism Awareness Day

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Happy World Autism Awareness Day!  President Barack Obama stated today that “Every person deserves the chance to reach for their highest hopes and fulfill their greatest potential. On World Autism Awareness Day, we reaffirm our dedication to ensuring that belief is a reality for all those who live on the autism spectrum ‑‑ including 1 in 68 […]

Preventing Lyme Disease & Treating It Early

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Ticks can feed not only on deer, but also potentially on urban animals like squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons and other critters. Ticks in MN have a higher risk of carrying Lyme Disease and other co-infections, so if you or your child is bitten by a tick, there is a higher risk of developing Lyme Disease as […]