Bernard Lown, professor emeritus at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, had a renowned career as a physician and researcher — including pioneering the development of the defibrillator and earning a Nobel Peace Prize along with his co-founders of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. But at age 96, he is finding himself increasingly in the role of patient.An encounter with Lown while he was hospitalized for pneumonia proved transformative for young physician Rich Joseph, who wrote about the experience in a New York Times column published Feb. 24, 2018. Lown questioned his treatment, which he found to be too focused on fixing his malfunctioning body parts with too little consideration for his healing. Joseph, he said, needed to help fix the system. The two continued a friendship after Lown was released.Joseph wrote, “As I navigate my professional journey, Dr. Lown’s example inspires me to go to work every day with the perspective of a patient, the spirit of an activist and the heart of a healer.”Read New York Times article: Doctors, Revolt! Read Full Story
USA Today 15 April 2014Using marijuana a few times a week is enough to physically alter critical brain structures, according to a new study published Tuesday in The Journal of Neuroscience.“Just casual use appears to create changes in the brain in areas you don’t want to change,” said Hans Breiter, a psychiatrist and mathematician at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, who led the new study.There is actually very little research on the potential benefits and downsides of casual marijuana smoking — fewer than four times a week on average.In his study, done in collaboration with researchers at Harvard University, scientists looked at the brains of 20 relatively light marijuana users and 20 people who did not use it at all. All 40 were college students in the Boston area.The study found volume, shape and density changes in two crucial brain areas — the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala — involved with emotion and motivation and some types of mental illness. “This is a part of the brain you do not want to mess around with,” Breiter said.http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/15/marijuana-brain-changes/7749309/
The Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. is pleased to announce this year’s group of 13 senior student‐athletes who will be honored next month with the 2018 C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Awards.To reward the efforts of Indiana’s complete student‐athletes, Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Sport Graphics, Inc., and WTHR‐13 have partnered with the IHSAA to sponsor the program. These well‐rounded, positive role models have demonstrated excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship and citizenship.Each individual will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their prep accomplishments and be recognized onThursday, April 19, 2018 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis as part of the Thomas A. Brady Sports Achievement Awards established by Methodist Sports Medicine.This year’s recipients are: 2018 IHSAA / C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award Recipients.Indira Brown – Yorktown; Braxton Cerqueira – Floyd Central; Aryn Eash – LaVille; Tori Harker – Lebanon; Andrew Kline – Covington; Karmen Koch – Huntington North; Kaitlin Kost – Tecumseh; Logan Lawrence – Lawrenceburg; Erin Ludwig – Penn; Eli Mock – Martinsville; Thomas Perez ; Griffith; Kyle Wade – Kokomo; and Alex Wolfe – White River Valley.