Archive for the ‘Health Notes’ Category

Inside Your Brain on Holiday

November 27th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Brain, Brain Holiday

Sit back, close your eyes, relax for a minute and allow your mind to wander wherever it wants to go. Don’t try to think of anything Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your brain when your mind isn’t doing anything in particular, just like a moment ago? It turns out quite a [...]

 |  Mat Kendall / Director Office of Provider Adoption Support ,Kimberly Lynch / Director of the Regional Extension Center Program , andLisa-Nicole Danehy / Project Officer and Education and Outreach CoP Lead Today, we’d like to acknowledge an important milestone in our journey toward national electronic health record (EHR) adoption: ONCs Regional Extension Centers (RECs) [...]

Wheatgrass Juice Research

November 7th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Juice, Wheatgrass Juice

      Wheatgrass juice Triticum aestivum is one of the more popular super greens included in dietary supplements and offered in juice and smoothie bars throughout the world Whats more, if you browse the Internet youll find countless sites dedicated to extolling the virtues of daily wheatgrass therapy But, anecdotal testimonials and brisk sales arent [...]

Math Brain Teaser: Unfinished Thesis

November 6th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler |

You are spend­ing the sum­mer pol­ish­ing your the­sis in the uni­ver­sity library. Every day you take the esca­la­tor into the sub­way, turn right and catch a train going up North to the uni­ver­sity. One day you real­ize that the trains on your left going in the oppo­site direc­tion can bring you to the beach. It [...]

Duke University Medical Center has been awarded a $25 million grant to study the genetic basis of human epilepsy in order to improve our understanding of the biology of epilepsy and to develop new directions for its treatment. Epilepsy affects up to 3 percent of people at some point in their lives. Full Post…