Samantha St Germain


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There are over 44 million individuals worldwide currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible and progressive neurodegenerative disease that is most common among individuals over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s disease is described as a type of dementia that interferes with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually begin with difficulty remembering newly learned information, then escalate into … Read More

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, affecting over 135,000 individuals in the United States and killing an estimated 10,130 of those individuals annually. Melanoma is most commonly found in the form of skin growths, which originate from the pigment-producing melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. These cancerous growths develop due to excess … Read More

An estimated 10 million people worldwide are currently living with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by a loss of cells in the part of the brain that controls movement, and it is known to be both chronic and progressive. Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s may exhibit a range of symptoms including shaking, slowness of movement, poor … Read More

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders, but it can extend beyond childhood into adolescence and adulthood. People with this disorder exhibit symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which further extend into difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and being over-active. Studies show that the number of children … Read More

Roughly a decade ago, an infectious disease known as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS coronavirus) triggered widespread panic after spreading to 37 countries in the Middle East and infecting thousands and killing hundreds. Infected individuals exhibited flu-like symptoms in their early stage of viral contraction, which quickly escalated into atypical pneumonia and shortness of breath. Those who were severely infected experienced respiratory failure and … Read More

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