Jane Brody writes about the role of contemplative care for both palliative care patients and practitioners in today’s New York Times.
Mount Sinai Hospital in New York is pioneering emergency room treatment strategies for geriatric patients. It has joined other medical centers in creating a geriatric E.R. to improve the quality of care and outcomes. According to the New York Times, patients over 65 account for almost 20% of emergency room visits and that number will grow as the population gets older. Read more here.
Grammy winning bass player Esperanza Spalding shares her thoughts in the Wall Street Journal about how to make jazz more accessible to mainstream music audiences.
Shirley Wang writes in today’s Wall Street Journal that “scientists studying a four herb combination discovered some 1,800 years ago by Chinese herbalists have found that the substance enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer.
About interpersonal neurobiology- how the brain constantly rewires itself based on daily life, for example, what we pay the most attention to defines us.
Read the recent NYT article here.
I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work; human creation is never perfect.
- Charles Mingus