The Atlantic: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy →
czech neuroscientist’s fringe theory about toxoplasmosis goes mainstream.
The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.– attributed to George Bernard Shaw
we’re shifting the focus of our Neuroscience and Behavior class to psychiatry this week, and i’m really excited. i know next to nothing about the discipline, and no matter what field i go into, this will be relevant: between 20 and 25 percent of Americans have mental health issues in any given year, and they’re a big reason why people go to the doctor.
dinner at le pigeon. it lived up to the hype. saturday morning rounds with my preceptor-the family medicine faculty here spend one week per month on the inpatient service, taking care of their patients who get admitted to the hospital. she was covering the maternity patients, so it was right up my alley. authentic lebanese noms (and subsequent carb overload) from boyfriend’s neighbor in...
I’m not going to talk about voodoo death much, but…– Lecture gem of the day. (I wish he had though!)
NPR- "I Wanted To Live": New Depression Drugs... →
As I was driving to the bagel store yesterday morning (I had remembered at the last minute I was on snack duty for PCM class and the one rule of PCM is don’t you dare forget snacks lest you incite the wrath of your small group and your faculty) I heard this really neat story on NPR. Yeah, I roll around da streetz of Portland at 6am in my Honda jamming to NPR News, don’t judge me. ...
Komen Halts Financing to Planned Parenthood →
so, plenty of research shows that uninsured women are more likely to go without cancer screening and present with more advanced stages of breast cancer when they are diagnosed. so, it would make sense that komen, which advocates for breast health, would help planned parenthood, which is one of the only ways uninsured and low-income women can access breast care, right? right? …which is all...