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Social stigmas around mental health need to stop

By Anthony Parlogean | December 1, 2019

Words like crazy, mad, insane and feeble-minded may come up when thinking about mental illness. Whether they are antiquated or in present-day vernacular, negative sounding words like these are linked to the social stigma surrounding mental health. To...

Riders finish iron butt trek

By Alexander Chettiath | July 6, 2015

The Smokin’ Guns, a police motorcycle organization based in Denver, made a 965 mile trip to DeKalb in a day to meet 10-year-old Tyler Neppl, who was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF) at 9 months old.The trip to visit Tyler was the second taken by...

Top 3: Warnings you need a break

By Holly New | October 22, 2013

No. 3: Sleeping problemsIf you find yourself having trouble sleeping because your mind just won’t shut off, take it easy.We all know sleep is important, but it is especially so in the winter months. According to Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler of the Mayo...

Summitt, Tennessee need to part

By Jimmy Johnson | August 25, 2011

Pat Summitt is a legend in women's college basketball. She's won eight national championships, accumulated the NCAA record for all-time victories, both men and women's basketball, and is a hall-of-famer. Tennessee's head coach has done it all, but her...