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Self-Reflection: Looking Fear In The Face

Has your fast paced life and heavy workload kept you from enjoying everything around you? When was the last time you looked up, observed your surroundings, and awarded your brain with some time to self-reflect? We all are guilty of being too busy, but are we to blame for our own busyness? These questions rushed through my mind a few days ago when I suddenly realized that I have made it a full calendar year almost 2,000 miles away from where I called home for 24 years, Arkansas. A food, a picture, a song. The most trivial things can overwhelm...

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Personalized Medication with Pharmacogenetics

“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.” -Peter Drucker       Some of us react differently than others to the same medications that we take, or we may even experience contrasting side-effects from drugs. The way we react can be due to the genes we have so gladly inherited. What this means is that our distinctive genetic make-up and our independent response could cause a drug that one person finds effective, may be less effective for another individual. This also raises the concern that, even at the same dosage, a drug that is...

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Success: How Unique and Unknown You Are

“The road to success is always under construction” ― Lily Tomlin I recently asked the question, “What is your definition of success?” I am not one to use the word success very often as I feel the word is just thrown around to any little achievement in an individuals lifetime. My theory was that I would get the same basic answer each time, but for the most part I was wrong. As expected, most explanations varied in the beginning, but each individual almost always had a similar ending. Some of the endings include, “It doesn’t necessarily come with financial rewards built...

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Searching for the Limitless Drug: A Stimulating Experiment

“There were five exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every two days.”     Information Overload Do you see the wonderful message in quotations, only slightly above where you are reading now? This is what we have come to. We exist in a world swarming with instructions, information, and potential enlightenment. Such an onslaught of data is something we simply cannot encompass. Humans have developed so many ideas that we aren’t biologically able to absorb them all. Things weren’t always this way. We used to spend our time...