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Witches of Time
From the Journal
In the January 2, 2017 issue of the New Yorker, Michael Specter authored a piece on the genetic editing project spearheaded by Kevin Esvelt, assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Esvelt, a young scientist, has invented a technology that would ena...
Living With Your Adhd Partner
Post by Anne Farmer – a mother and writer, who has worked in business management and healthcare industries after studying literature. She indulges her love of writing through various freelance work. Anne has written on a wide variety of subjects and is a contributing writer to this site. Arou...
From Caution To Creation
Yale University’s mission statement begins this way: “Yale aims to carry out each part of its mission at the highest level of excellence, on par with the best institutions in the world.” Mission statements of other universities reflect the same level of commitment to truth, discovery, and poss...
Cold Hearts Or Broken Brains?
In one scene played by Sigourney Weaver in the horror classic Aliens, director James Cameron sets up a dialogue between the heroine and a little girl discussing monsters. The little girl states that her mother had told her long ago that there were no such things as monsters. “But there are” sh...
Influence Of Culture On Brain-Based Conditions
If we didn’t have culture, we would be either dead or very seriously socially free. Humans are designed to live as cultural animals. Our brains are adapted to learning: whether it involves reacting to stimuli, evaluating options or paving the way to new ones. Our minds are formed by the cultu...
Empathy In Clinical Health Care
A forty-five-year-old Hispanic gentleman became well known to the health system after presenting frequently with shortness of breath and abdominal pain. His primary care physician ordered multiple laboratory tests and radiologic scans which were unrevealing, and he was seen as both a gastroenterolo...
Parenting A Child With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Can be overwhelming. Parents frequently experience flashes of anger, exhaustion, grief, frustration, and fatigue. Many spend an inordinate amount of time blaming themselves for their child’s problems. It is a waste of time and energy. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a hereditary di...
What To Do When You Are Depressed
Depression is a selfish beast. Instead of having you focus externally on your family, friends, job, pets, interests, plans and dreams — it forces the focus within. You isolate, shut out the world and focus on you. This is especially true in the mornings when it is hard to get out of bed and...
Are You Anxious Or Stressed?
If you are like most people, then you probably use the words interchangeably and think that they are the same thing. They are actually different and are treated differently. The difference is critical in that the way you would treat anxiety is the opposite of how you would treat stress. In this a...
Worried About Your Health A Lot? Treating Hypochondriasis
It may resemble a series of medical complaints and check-ups. After all, you are persistent and want the best for your health. When a thorough physical exam does not show anything, maybe you opt for some comprehensive lab tests. You remember walking home each time from the doctor’s office with ...