At one time or another, we all suffer from bouts of sadness brought on by something such as a career disappointment, physical illness, relationship woes or financial strains. Sadness is a normal emotion. For most, this is transient often disappearing after a short while. However, when unrelenting stresses continue they can signal serious risks to
Tagged under: Depression
Monday, 26 February 2018 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
Wearable technology is more than just a fashion or techie fad. Just under 50 million wearable devices were shipped in 2015 and over 125 million units are expected to ship in 2019 (Forbes, 2016). These wearables are used for everything from tracking calories and evaluating exercise regimens to monitoring the progression of more substantial illnesses.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 by Rose-Marie Brandwein
Osteoporosis which means “porous bone” is a bone disease of middle and old age affecting more women than men. A healthy bone resembles a honeycomb but an osteoporotic bone is less dense and replete with abnormal tissue, spaces and holes. It’s a “silent” disease that patients don’t know they have until a bone weakens and
You know that uncomfortable feeling—when you’re bloated or gassy and there is nowhere to run or hide. Thoughts flit through your mind as you try to figure out what caused this recent flare-up while racing to the nearest bathroom. For those who suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), coping with a chronic malady like IBS
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a lifesaver in more ways than one. We’ve all read countless articles on how AI is being used to analyze data with pinpoint accuracy as to whether a brain scan may indicate a patient’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s or find the minutest evidence of a cancerous tumor in a blood test.
Come flu season, everyone rushes out to buy over-the-counter pain relievers like Advil or Motrin—the brand names for Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is part of a class of drugs known as NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). NSAIDs are excellent for relieving headaches, reducing joint pain and fevers. However, they do have significant adverse side effects such as stomach
You see it all the time; people glued to their smartphones walking into traffic oblivious to the world around them. We’ve always suspected that being too dependent on our smartphones might have an adverse effect on our well-being. Now, we know there is some truth to it. At the annual meeting of the Radiological Society
A number of studies tout classical music as beneficial to our well-being. Listening benefits the brain, improves sleep patterns, enhances the immune system and reduces stress levels — all helpful when dealing with life situations that can range from work and family to school and financial pressures. In the journal, Learning and Individual Differences, French university
Dear Patients, Friends and Colleagues, As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on all that we have accomplished with your support this past year and all the things for which we’re thankful. We are so fortunate to be part of such a committed network of scholars, research scientists and benefactors who take such an
We’ve all heard the expression, “Grow a spine!” but the gecko is one of a few species of lizard that can actually do so. Once attacked by a predator, who usually grabs them by the tail, geckos writhe free by jettisoning their mangled appendage and scampering away. They leave predators empty-handed and distracted with nothing