How Does Cold Medicine Work?

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[♩INTRO ] Ahh, winter. The leaves have fallen, the breeze is chilly… and cold season has arrived. When that sticky cough and sniffly nose hits, you probably cozy up with some hot soup, a box of tissues, and your favorite brand of cold medicine. There are syrups, pills, and vaporizers to treat about every symptom […]


Why Stimulants Help ADHD

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[♪ INTRO ] Odds are, you’ve heard of Ritalin or Adderall. They’re both members of the class of drugs called stimulants, and they’re often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. But stimulants and hyperactivity seem like a weird match. If someone can’t sit still, why would you give them more […]



What medicine can learn from art | Lucie Wilk | TEDxAylesbury
11
November

What medicine can learn from art | Lucie Wilk | TEDxAylesbury

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Translator: Linda Anderson Reviewer: Denise RQ Can imagination and art bring us closer to truth than science? Well, I studied medicine, so I was raised on a diet of empiricism, rationalism, and reason, the bedrocks of knowledge, or so I thought. Until I strayed from science a bit, and had a little fling with writing […]


What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose | Jennifer Brea
23
October

What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose | Jennifer Brea

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez Hi. Thank you. [Jennifer Brea is sound-sensitive. The live audience was asked to applaud ASL-style, in silence.] So, five years ago, this was me. I was a PhD student at Harvard, and I loved to travel. I had just gotten engaged to marry the love of my life. I […]


Psychologists in integrated health care: Family medicine

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>>DAN MULLIN: So the Barre Health Center has been here in the community for more than 40 years now. It is a rural community at least by Massachusetts standards. Our patients prefer to get their care with us rather than going into the big city whenever possible. Unfortunately, it is a pretty good drive to […]


Space medicine: staying fit in space

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Fitness is not only for astronauts during spaceflight, but also for their life on Earth and to maintain and to prevent long-term problems, back pain and injury. That’s why we think exercise is a very valuable tool, not only for the astronauts but for anybody else of course. What we generally do overall is to […]


Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine | Kevin B. Jones
19
October

Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine | Kevin B. Jones

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz Science. The very word for many of you conjures unhappy memories of boredom in high school biology or physics class. But let me assure that what you did there had very little to do with science. That was really the “what” of science. It was the history of what […]


How Prescribed Fires Help Manage Forests | Georgia Forests

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Who knew that fire in a forest could be a good thing? But that’s only the case if it is properly managed. And that takes someone who is certified and trained to light fires right. Each burn of ours we have specific objectives that we’re trying to reach. And after we do our burn, we […]


We Attempted A Surgeon Tryout Test
13
October

We Attempted A Surgeon Tryout Test

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Everything’s so tiny. (mysterious fast-paced music) Today we’re going to be taking a surgeon try out test from Japan. So I was actually was premed when I was in college. I did not continue being premed because I wanted to make art. I was premed up until my junior year of college. While I really […]