Reinvention Generation

New Cap For Brain Cancer

 February 27, 2013

New Cap For Brain Cancer   Good news! It seems there may be hope for a certain type of brain cancer called Glioblastoma. The FDA has approved a new cap device called the Novo TTF-100A. The cap produces alternating electrical currents in the brain to disrupt the rapid cell division.I have included a video you […]

Myths About Your Brain

 February 26, 2013

Myths About Your Brain We have all heard how we never use all of our brains. Dr. Sanjay Gupta with CNN recently interviewed Dr. Deepak Chopra concerning the myths about our brain. Chopra stated that only 5 percent of our brain’s genes are actually from true gene mutations, or rather that’s what is inherited from […]

Metabolism And Poop

 February 25, 2013

I recently read an article from Huffington Post where someone wrote in asking the question, “How long does it take for the food I ate to add weight to my body?” Before I tell you what Huffpost’s answer was, I’ll tell you what I think about me. Within five minutes! Ok, I know that’s not […]

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You

 February 22, 2013

Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You Every so often, you hear how someone gets a message out to the public and you wonder, how did they do it without getting fired, black balled, or sued. Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H. is just one such person. He works with John Hopkins hospital and is the author of […]

Baby Boomers, Technology Rules Again!

 February 19, 2013

Baby Boomers, Technology Rules Again! Ok Baby Boomers, listen up. Technology rules again! The Social Security Administration has new rules starting now in 2013. The two year payroll tax cut has officially ended. The Social Security check will become extinct because it will no longer be printed. There will be more online services. There will […]

Cancer Screenings Fell In The Last 10 Years

 January 16, 2013

Cancer Screenings Fell In The Last 10 Years   A study which was supported by a National Cancer Institute fellowship revealed that in the last ten years, the United States population did not meet Healthy People 2010 (HP2010), except for colorectal cancer. This was published December 27, 2012 in Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. […]

Nurses Are Still The Most Trusted Medical Professionals

 January 14, 2013

Nurses Are Still The Most Trusted Medical Professionals   A new Gallup Poll survey shows in the United States, 85% of the people still believe nurses rank the highest for honesty and ethics. I agree with that. Remember, I was a nurse before I went back to medical school to become a doctor. I have been on […]

Tumor Boards A Waste Of Time?

 January 14, 2013

Tumor Boards A Waste Of Time?   The Journal of National Cancer Institute published a new study December 28, 2012. It was reported that tumor boards may not really be improving the quality of care for oncology patients. Tumor board members make up a multidisciplinary team, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncologist. Others on the board are pathologists, […]

The Super Brain

 January 11, 2013

The Super Brain   Have you read Deepak Chopra’s new book called Super Brain? If not, I would recommend it. Dr. Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi of Harvard Medical teamed up to bring to us ways that we can use our brain in order to make it better. They believe that the secret to improving our brain is to […]

Hospital Employees Fired

 January 8, 2013

Hospital Employees Fired I’ m sure you have seen on the news lately how people are losing their jobs due to cutbacks, companies going under, etc. Well, the unemployment status just added 8 more people. However, this was not due to the normal causes we hear about. Eight employees, including nurses were just fired from […]