Author Archives: Lucas Morgan (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Figure 1 Allows Medical Professionals To Share Photos of Undiagnosed Cases

The app is a social media community of medical students and professionals

Figure 1 is a social media platform that caters to the medical community. Healthcare professionals can upload photos and information about their patients’ conditions to a large social network for educational purposes. The app is especially useful for doctors who … Continue reading

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil May Protect the Brain Against Alzheimer’s

New study reports that extra-virgin olive oil could protect against cognitive decline

Extra-virgin olive oil may protect against cognitive decline, according to a new study recently published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. The study, conducted by researchers at Temple University, concludes that extra-virgin olive oil contributed to the preservation of … Continue reading

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What Kinds of Stressors Do Cancer Patients Face and How Can A Social Worker Help Ease The Burden?

An interview with Leah Hellerstein, LCSW, Part Two

Leah Hellerstein, LCSW has worked at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for about three years as an outpatient oncology social worker. She can work with any of the cancer patients who may come through the hospital’s doors. … Continue reading

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What Kinds of Stressors Does A Cancer Patient Face and How Can A Social Worker Help To Ease The Burden?

An interview with Leah Hellerstein, licensed clinical social worker, Part One

Leah Hellerstein, LCSW has worked at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for about three years as an outpatient oncology social worker. She can work with any cancer patient that comes through the hospital’s doors. She will soon … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Other Substances Found to Increase Enzyme That May Combat Dementia

Twenty-four compounds were shown to increase the NMNAT2 enzyme in mice brains

A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports found that 24 compounds, including caffeine, could increase production of an enzyme in the brain that’s been shown to combat dementia. The enzyme, NMNAT2, was discovered last year by a team … Continue reading

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