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Austin Higginson: Diet Beverage Consumpt...

Austin Higginson: Diet Beverage Consumption and Waist Circumference

Diet Beverage Consumption and Waist Circumference   Abstract Background: The rampant problem of obesity, with its related comorbidities, continues to grow in the U.S. This puts strain on national resources and drives up healthcare costs worldwide. Researchers continue to search for the leading offenders in the diets of Americans that contribute to the epidemic. The connection […]

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Alysia McDonald: Intergenerational Progr...

Alysia McDonald: Intergenerational Programs’ Effect on the Mental Health of the Elderly

Intergenerational Programs’ Effect on the Mental Health of the Elderly   Abstract Background: Mental health disorders, such as late-life depression and dementia, are a growing problem the aging population faces. Common treatment medications carry with them many negative aspects. Intergenerational programs are being sought out as an alternative or additional therapy to medication. These programs […]

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Andrea Nesteby & Lisa Ha: The Effects of

Andrea Nesteby & Lisa Ha: The Effects of Curcumin in Decreasing Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis

The Effects of Curcumin in Decreasing Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis   Abstract Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down from “wear and tear” causing inflammation and symptoms such as pain, stiffness and swelling that can […]

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Rayna Donnelly: Anti-Androgenic Effects ...

Rayna Donnelly: Anti-Androgenic Effects of Spearmint Tea (Mentha Spicata)

Anti-Androgenic Effects of Spearmint Tea (Mentha Spicata)   Abstract Background: Females with elevated androgens can suffer from hirsutism, the most common clinical manifestation of hyperandrogenemia. Hirsutism affects 5 to 10% of females and is defined as excessive hair growth in females in a male pattern, for example excess hair growth on the jaw, neck, chest […]

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Shannon Donegan: Effectiveness of Non-Op...

Shannon Donegan: Effectiveness of Non-Operative Treatment  vs. Operative Treatment of  Unstable Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly

Effectiveness of Non-Operative Treatment  vs. Operative Treatment of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly   Abstract Background: There has been an ongoing debate on how to treat patients over 65 with unstable distal radius fractures. The purpose of this systematic analysis is to review the literature and determine if nonoperative care in the form of […]

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Jaimey Danielson-McKeague: A Sedentary L...

Jaimey Danielson-McKeague: A Sedentary Lifestyle in Children Causes an Increased Risk of Pain

A Sedentary Lifestyle in Children Causes an Increased Risk of Pain   Abstract Background:  Healthy behavior in children is a concerning topic of discussion especially with the obesity epidemic continuing to grow in the United States. “Not only does a sedentary lifestyle have implications for physical fitness, per se, it also has profound implications for […]

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