Fight or flight: The body’s stress response part 1

From our friends at Mind the Science Gap: Like any system, it’s important to first understand how it was meant to function before really appreciating how it breaks down. The stress-response is a perfect example of a system that was originally intended for short-term emergencies, but has now morphed into a system that constantly bears … Continue reading Fight or flight: The body’s stress response part 1

Burn Baby Burn: The truth about lactic acid and exercise

From Mind the Science Gap, summer edition: Lactic Acid, it’s likely that most of us have heard of it—whether it was from a 1980′s Richard Simmons aerobics tape or from your personal trainer last week. The fitness industry has tossed this term around for years to describe the infamous “burn” during a workout. We were … Continue reading Burn Baby Burn: The truth about lactic acid and exercise

“Managing Health Care in China and Taiwan”

The School of Public Health is presenting a lecture by Victor H.C. Chang, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Landseed International Medical, Shanghai, China, and Taoyuan, Taiwan. The Landseed International Medical group owns four hospitals in Taiwan. Since 2001 Landseed has operated a joint-venture medical facility in Shanghai and a health management consultancy, serving over 200 … Continue reading “Managing Health Care in China and Taiwan”

Google Lecture Series: Victor Stecher on new directions in health informatics

When: (tomorrow) Friday, March 29th, 2013 from 3:30-5 pm Where: Due to the North Quad flood, this lecture has been moved to Space 2435 (...also in North Quad). 3100 North Quad - Ehrlicher Room (see this post for more detailed directions to finding the Ehrlicher Room) Join Victor Strecher (my 2 cents: a truly phenomenal … Continue reading Google Lecture Series: Victor Stecher on new directions in health informatics