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The Neuroscience of Reading - Part 1

I currently have the privilege of attending a Learning and the Brain summer institute on the Neuroscience of Reading with Dr. John Gabrieli and Dr. Joanna Christodoulou on the MIT campus in Cambridge.  1,496 more words

Learning

E is for Epilepsy: Good News, Less Good News, and Adjustments

A few weeks ago, we saw Jake’s neurologist for test results from his latest EEG.  Because I didn’t post about the EEG and since Jake is super cute, I’ll walk you through the EEG first. 1,158 more words

Adventures In Medicine

Oh yeah. THAT'S appealing.

I had the flu last week. I can’t believe they plated what I coughed up, garnished it, and served it.

Vintage Food

How Religion Can Move Us to Do Terrible Things

Anyone who has ever played on a team knows the thrill of rooting for your own side’s success while rejoicing at your opponents’ losses. Now ratchet up that gratifying feeling with two other ingredients: an unwavering belief in a vengeful God, and a sense of injury stemming from feeling like a reviled, hard-done-by outsider, and you have some of the precursors of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. 919 more words

Green eggs and... garlic.

Looking to get some more greens in your diet? Well, you should be. They’re super good for you, and anywhere you can sneak some in, you should do that. 374 more words

Meatless Monday

Hearing is the last sense to go

Persons at the end of life can still hear, even though they may not be able to speak or open their eyes.  When I tell my patients’ families that… 444 more words

End-of-Life Music Therapy

Brekkie Under 5 Minutes: Easy Poached eggs!

If you love eggs but don’t want the time and hassle of cleaning up pots and pans then I suggest you say hello to your new best friend… the microwave! 167 more words