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Apr

06

2017

Take a Nap

A nap can make you smarter, faster, and safer than you would be without it, and napping should be widely recognized as a powerful tool in battling fatigue. While the short-term effects of napping on attention, concentration, and reaction time may take effect even after a single nap, the mid- and long-term benefits of napping may only be considered in those who do so regularly.

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Apr

05

2017

Epidemic Gun Violence: Spatial and Temporal Urban Trends

Gun violence is a huge public health problem in the US that disproportionately affects urban areas.  It claims the lives of an estimated 34,000 individuals each year through homicide, suicide, and accidental shootings.

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Apr

04

2017

Sexual and Physical Abuse: A Public Health Challenge in Neurology

The relationship between abuse and violence and the care of neurological patients is an important topic not often addressed. The incidence of abuse and violence has reached epidemic proportions affecting all individuals regardless of age or socioeconomic status.  Twenty-two percent of women and seven percent of men surveyed reported being physically assaulted by a current or former partner in their lifetime.

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Apr

03

2017

Crime and Punishment: A Public Health Concern

The duty of public health professionals is to prevent disease morbidity and premature mortality in all populations by maximizing social, environmental, and structural conditions required for healthy living and abating harmful conditions.

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Mar

31

2017

Chronic Pain: Learn About Its Causes

Chronic pain is a common complaint in the population.  It is an unpleasant, complex, and perceived experience that places a significant burden on patients and clinicians. Its severity may be mediated by emotion, attitude, and environmental influences, and expressed differently in children and adult of either gender.  This blog considers common and uncommon causes of chronic pain. 

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Mar

30

2017

The Mother-Infant Bond

Coauthored with Beatrice Beebe, PhD*

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