Do you see red as power?   or danger" (photo by Mari Paz Molina/Creative Commons)

Evolution of the Color Red

July 26, 2015


Evolution, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

The color red was most likely the first color (besides black and white) to be registered in our ancient ancestors brains.

Normal knee joint (picture credit:  Wikipedia)

Treatment of Aging Joints

July 28, 2015


Geriatric medicine, Michaeli, Rheumatology:

Aging joints lose cartilage, the joints’ cushions. Eventually, sufferers of osteoarthritis end up with bone rubbing against bone, a painful condition.

Dog's feet...Yum!

Exotic Foods You’ll Probably Never Eat

July 23, 2015


Food and nutrition, Salber:

Into exotic foods? Maybe you’ll want to give these a try

The 1 Thing That Makes Humans Different from Animals

The 1 Thing That Makes Humans Different from Animals

July 22, 2015


Evolution, Genes & genomics, Michaeli:

We like to believe we’re unique. So what makes humans different from animals?

Representation of Normal, Overweight, and Obese

Can Obesity Cause Memory Loss?

July 21, 2015


Endocrinology, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Neurology, Obesity & weight loss:

A study found that people defined as obese had lost brain tissue.

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What’s Up with Fructose

July 20, 2015


Food and nutrition, Michaeli:

Fructose makes food taste better so how bad can consuming fructose be?

Predicting the Speed of Aging

Predicting the Speed of Aging

July 19, 2015


Geriatric medicine, Michaeli:

A recent paper titled, “Quantification of biological aging in young adults,” offers hope that science is finally taking a crack at predicting the speed of aging.

Family Caregivers – Unsung, Unpaid Heroes of Healthcare

Family Caregivers – Unsung, Unpaid Heroes of Healthcare

July 16, 2015


End-of-Life, Geriatric medicine, Salber:

The AARP estimates that there are about 40 million family caregivers in the US providing ~37 billion hours of care for an economic value of their unpaid work of ~$470 billion!

How Happy Are US Doctors?

How Happy Are US Doctors?

July 15, 2015


Health care professionals, Practice Management, Salber:

In general, the 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians found that being younger, female, employed and practicing primary care are associated with being more satisfied with the profession of medicine.

(photo from Lera Blog)

Using Ubble Age to Predict the Risk of Dying

July 14, 2015


Geriatric medicine, Primary Care, Salber:

Can you predict the risk of dying based on how fast someone walks? A UK study showed self-reported overall health & pace of walking were strong predictors.

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