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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, 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.

Blind Test Show...

Stephanie Shelburne, PhD, NhD

Director of AHLM
Faculty IHS

Dr. Stephanie Shelburne is an Integrative Health Specialist, Researcher, Writer, and Educator. Her expertise lies in dietary resilience, trauma recovery, assisting individuals in moving from traumatic stress to traumatic growth, enhanced health and well-being through the S-ART framework for self-enhancement and optimal well-being.

As Dr. Shelburne says, “I am a lifetime student always learning what I can about the human condition; about alleviating suffering; about creating a vibrant life…” 

Having obtained multiple degrees and certifications, Dr. Shelburne is qualified to provide a wide variety of educational courses as well as interventional approaches.

Dr. Shelburne’s credentials consist of, BA Psychology and BA Religious Studies, Regents College/CSU Sacramento; MA in East/West Psychology with Somatic Emphasis, Spiritual Counseling Certificate, California Institute of Integral Studies; Graduate Studies in Somatic Psychology and Neurobiology, Santa Barbara Graduate Institute; Graduate Studies in Integrated Health Science,  Certificate in Socially Engaged Spirituality, Saybrook University; Doctorate in Holistic Nutrition, Clayton College; and Doctorate in MindBody Medicine, Saybrook University. Dr. Shelburne ahs also received Certification and Training in Massage Therapy, Reiki Level 1 and II and Reiki Master Teacher, Socially Engaged Spirituality Facilitator Training, Spiritual Alchemy of Gender Reconciliation Facilitator Training, Satyana Institute; Jungian Dream Analysis, Non-Violent Communication/Creative Non-Violence, Hospice Care and Pilates Instructor.

What sets Dr. Shelburne apart from most practitioners?  As she reveals, “it is my passion for science, a thorough understanding of the human bodymind, and a deep intuitive connection, all of which enable us to address the root cause of imbalance. Rather than focus on symptoms, an integrative approach allows me to understand the relevant data from conventional medicine, leveraged with the best of what modern science can offer, all while intuitively accessing your body’s natural healing mechanisms to lead the way to healing.”

Dr. Shelburne is committed to helping people heal their bodies, minds, and souls, creating sustainable lifestyles that allow for greater resilience and well-being.


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