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Influenza: The Past and Future Threat

January 25, 2017

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was one of the deadliest flu episodes ever. How can we learn from this outbreak and make sure we are prepared for the next pandemic event? […]

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Codeine For Children? Just Say NO!

January 24, 2017

Here’s the message to take away – codeine is a terrible choice for treating children’s pain, and we ought to just stop using it. […]

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How to Treat Those Winter Nosebleeds

January 24, 2017

With dry Winter weather comes the common nosebleed. Whether you are a child or adult, these tips will help treat and prevent those seasonal gushers. […]

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Tai Chi: The Path Toward Mastery

December 21, 2016

Rather than being a strictly physical martial art, tai chi relies on a combination of the mental and the physical to create a harmonious set of movements. Take your first step into mastering these movements in this lecture by Professor David Dorian Ross. […]

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Sleep Patterns across the Human Lifecycle

December 20, 2016

By H. Craig Heller, PhD, Stanford University A normal human lifecycle exhibits dramatically different sleep patterns at different points. To understand the variation across the lifespan, let’s use […]

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Classifications of Mental Illness—A History

December 19, 2016

It would be nice if we could follow the medical model in psychology and know exactly what the treatment is for a mental illness once we have made a diagnosis, but that does not always happen… […]

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Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

December 19, 2016

By Jeanette Norden, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s is characterized primarily by the loss of neurons in certain areas of the brain. While there is […]

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