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Free Cognitive Testing

I received an email requesting I respond to the following test so the designer may collect test results. I am not a psychiatrist or psychologist. I have no way to evaluate whether or not the software provides an accurate assessment. I completed the first two sections of the test, but I could not move my eyes or fingers fast enough to complete …Continue reading →

Sleeping May Alter Your Risk of Stroke

Excerpt of an Article by Maureen Salamon | CBS News People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests. Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. residents with high blood pressure, scientists determined that “insufficient” sleepers logging less than five …Continue reading →

Protecting People from Hate Crimes

The following information pertains to events that took place in the United Kingdom, but the events could occur anywhere. This could even be happening right, now near you. Looking the other way when you hear of a hate crime is the same as approving hate. It is OK to politely disagree with someone, but there is no legitimate reason to …Continue reading →

Deciding to Share Information

I recently shared an article about a potential cure of some stoke symptoms. Although many people shared favorable comments about the potential treatment, one reader did not. The medicine mentioned in article is very widely used in the treatment of arthritis and some other conditions. I am not a doctor or pharmacist, and I do not have sufficient medical or pharmacological training …Continue reading →

Curing Symptoms of Stroke?

  If you have rheumatoid arthritis, a treatment available in the United States may improve your symptoms. Now, a trial of the same treatment is testing whether or not the treatment also improves symptoms of stroke. I am not a doctor or pharmacist. I have had several mini strokes, but I have not used the treatment described in the linked article. I …Continue reading →

Children are Vulnerable Too

Excerpt of Article by Jennifer Sheehan | Morning Call It started off as a picture-perfect vacation day for the Story family. Annabella, her parents Maggie and Rick and her brother Keaton, were enjoying a day of boating on one of New York’s Finger Lakes last July. They decided to grab a pizza and have a picnic at Annabella’s request. It …Continue reading →


Each year, the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) produces the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) offering an opportunity for campuses with new or existing Poetry Slam programs to compete for top honors and to share their artistry and voices. And everyone is enriched by sharing poetry, embracing the value of inclusivity, and supporting a program in which “Everyone’s voice …Continue reading →

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During the past 11 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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