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What is Medical Sonography?
What is Medical Sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a non-invasive and painless medical test that uses sound waves to create images of blood flow, organs, and tissues to assist doctors in confirming or ruling out a specific diagnosis. Also known as ultrasound, sonography is a common tool used by doctors in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) to monitor a woman’s pregnancy.

What Are the Duties of a Medical Sonographer?

Sonographers help to prep...
Brain Foods
Brain Foods
Back in the day (whenever that was) it was common to think that foods shaped like particular organs or body parts would help keep the actual corresponding body part healthy and well.

As scientific thought began to work its way to the forefront, those ideas were treated like wives’ tales or folklore. So, in today's world we can rely on science to point the way towards foods that contribute to optimal cognitive function and we n...
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
A new study shows a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people that make them distinct in fundamental ways, based on variations in the volume of different brain regions as well as based on how those regions communicate with one another across brain networks.

A team of resear...
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
By Emily Hayes, AuntMinnie.com contributing writer

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19.

The 25-year-old female patient had been diagnosed with COVID-19, with symptoms including anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste). Experience with her case was ...
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
The job outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants and the demand for their services is so good that government analysts predict more than 1,000 positions will open up every month, on average, for the next decade.

Trained and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants should have little trouble finding job opportunities for the foreseeable future.

There is a high demand for physical therapist assistants, especially due to the ag...
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
If you have ever had an MRI scan before, you’ll know how unsettling the experience can be. You’re placed in a claustrophobia-inducing tube and asked to stay completely still for up to an hour while unseen hardware whirs, creaks, and thumps around you like a medical poltergeist. New research, though, suggests AI can help with this predicament by making MRI scans four times faster, getting patients in and out of the tube quicker.

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Laura Tadd, PhD

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As a social scientist, Dr. Laura Tadd finds an astrological viewpoint to be an unparalleled tool for helping us heal from our past, reach our potential and conduct fulfilling lives. On the whole, her work centers around healing and personal growth rather than on prediction. Her astrological work is grounded in spiritually centered psychology and uses astrology as a tool for framing, contextualizing, and explaining a person’s character, natural strengths and weaknesses.

Dr. Laura Tadd holds a PhD in Human Science from Saybrook University and a certificate in Psychological Astrology from Astrological Counseling seminars. As an internationally known astrologer, Laura teaches and lectures on astrology in-person and online. In addition to her blog Mythic Sky Astrology, her writing is found in The Mountain Astrologer, Celestial Vibes, and Tatro.com. As an active member of the astrological community, she has sat on retinal and international astrology organizations boards and contributed to the organization of UAC 2018 the largest astrology conveyance in the world.

For years Dr. Tadd has been collecting information about the parent-child relationship within the context of astrology. According to Tadd, “It has been profoundly rewarding to work with adults to understand and heal their relationships with their parents. I believe everyone we meet has something to teach us, and us them. Challenging times are also opportunities for growth. When this can be reframed, as hard as that can sometimes be, life is so much more rewarding. The imprinting that occurs as a child bleeds into other relationships. When that wounding heals, there is a systemic impact on other relationships, in all their many forms.” Dr. Tadd is currently writing a book on astrology as a tool for parenting.

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