Do We Control Our Brains?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Our brain understands and interacts with every part of our body, yet they are still very poorly understood. To honor this week's Brain Awareness Week in March, let's take a look at an amazing discovery about the brain: that our brains can be hacked.

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Topics: videos, observances & holidays

10 Ways Medicine Today Can Outrun Every TV Doctor You've Ever Seen

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 18, 2015 7:00:00 AM

p>The glamour, wit, compassion and brilliance of TV doctors is hard to top. Who wouldn't want an E.R. doctor with the looks and smile of a young George Clooney to cheer up their suddenly hospitalized child? Heart surgery, and maybe a dance or two, with Dr. Cristina Yang of "Grey's Anatomy"? Miracle cure, thanks to good work by Dr. Philip Chandler of "St. Elsewhere," as piped in by Denzel Washington? Maternity advice from Dr. Mindy Lahiri or a Doogie Howser serenade from a very young Neil Patrick Harris?

And how about the magical diagnoses from Star Trek's tricorder, Quantum Leap's Ziggy, and the tuning fork of "Bewitched" medic Dr. Bombay? Fact is, the realities, resources and promise of today's medicine leave those TV doctors in the dust. And every other one you've ever seen.

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Topics: doctor's appointments, videos, patients

"I Am a Patient–and I Need to Be Heard!"

Posted by Courtney Larned

Jan 22, 2014 2:00:00 PM

This 15 year old (and I've known her since she was six) opens up about what it's like to be a patient.  I am most impressed that she recognizes that she wants to be engaged and wants to participate in her care, but feels like the majority of her clinical team doesnt respect her needs.  This takes guts!

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Topics: patient engagement, share your health stories, juvenile dermatomyositis, videos, family health, mHealth, patients

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