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Medical Anthropology | Brian Altonen, MPH, MS Medical Anthropology Interpretation of a 19th Century Iroquois Indian Medicine (Prayer) Stick. A mid-to late-19th century prayer stick was researched, documented, and analyzed for its form and function. Animal spirits representations identified in the stick made use of beaver (probably linked to the 19th century struggling pelt industry), bears, bison and raven, with the latter animal spirit responsible for most of the artefact’s carved form and function. The location of the area this medicine or prayer stick symbolized was a large plains states region with buffalo residing locally. This stick is possibly of Iroquois origin, although the carvings suggest a focus on the great plains lifestyle.
Medical Geography and Disease Surveillance | Brian Altonen, MPH, MS A Survey has been developed by myself to document and compare GIS utilization in the workplace. This is intended only for sharing at this blogsite (and Medical GIS conferences) –no gimmicks, no advertising. Survey Monkey is used, which is a secured survey site that gathers no private information. Why the survey? There must be others like me trying to deal with the frustrations experienced due the slow progress made when it comes to incorporating high level GIS skills into the workplace.
A Survey has been developed to document and compare GIS utilization in the academic and non-academic workplace. This survey assesses for GIS availability and utilization in the workplace, which range from students’s PC/laptop access in academia to GIS technicians’ and statistical analysts’ desks, and IT and Managerial positions. The purpose is to document the level of GIS employment in the workplace with the goal of increasing the utilization of GIS in the typical work settings. BIOSTATISTICS | Brian Altonen, MPH, MS
Brian Altonen, MPH, MS | Public Health, Medicine and History I recently had an article published in International Journal of Epidemiology ! ! !
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Political Tactics: Allopaths vs. Homeopaths and Eclectics at a Teaching Hospital and Medical School during the 1850s | Brian Altonen, MPH, MS The following essay I wrote while researching Dr. John Kennedy Bristow, ca. 1993. Dr. Bristow was an Oregon trail doctor, and one of the first practitioners of several very popular alternative healing professions to move to Oregon during the 1850s. Bristow’s uncle, on his mother’s side, was Michael Gabbert, a member of the staff for one of the first medical schools to try to open its doors in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Salicylic-acid in Menieres Syndrome NATIONAL JOURNAL OF HOMOEOPATHY 1996 May / Jun Vol V No 3. Robert Romer. Cases.` Sal-ac. National Journal of Homeopathy - Salicylic Acid In Menieres Syndrome
Who Uses Homeopathy?The World Health Organisation recognizes Homeopathy as the second largest therapeutic system in the world. Today around 500 million people use Homeopathy. Homeopathy is actively used in over 80 countries of the world. H4H Homeopathy 4 Health - Worldwide - Level 1
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Human-like Consciousness in Non-Humans: Evidence from Grey Parrots Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D. To obtain data on nonhuman consciousness, researchers often examine "perceptual consciousness" (1) &ldash; how sensory information is acknowledged, processed, and integrated.(2) An organism may be aware it is processing information, possibly of how it is processing information, but not necessarily be aware it is aware of how information is processed. This awareness is required for complex tasks which require integrating perception, centralized monitoring, and behavioral control(3) and is a form of higher-order cognition, sensu Delacour (1997); it may involve the capacity to choose, from various possible sets of acquired rules, the set that appropriately governs the processing of certain data.(4) Sometimes, however, even this information-processing account cannot explain observed data. Francis Crick Memorial Conference 2012: Consciousness in Animals
Ginkgo biloba Overview Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is one of the oldest living tree species. It is also tops in scientific studies and in purchases. In Europe and the United States, ginkgo supplements are among the best-selling herbal medications. Ginkgo has a long history of being used in traditional medicine to treat blood disorders and improve memory, and it's best known today as way to potentially keep your memory sharp.
Ginkgo Biloba More than 400 published studies have been done on Ginkgo Biloba extract (GBE), making it one of the best researched of all herbal medicines. In Germany and France it is the most frequently prescribed herbal medicine and is in the top five of all prescriptions written in those countries. Ginkgo Biloba is a powerful aid to circulatory problems, particularly a lack of blood to the brain, which causes memory loss, vertigo, tinnitus, disorientation, headaches, and depression, especially in the elderly. It has strong antioxidant properties as well, protecting both the central nervous system and the cardiovascular system from damage and the effects of aging. Ginkgo Biloba - Uses, Benefits, Side Effects of Ginkgo Biloba Extract | Alternative Dr
DiscoveryNext-generation High-definition Videoconferencing Will Provide Immediate Public Benefits Researchers expect it to revolutionize health care delivery and STEM education January 31, 2013 A patient, who sees her neurologist regularly for "memory coaching" to counter the effects of short-term memory loss, never has to leave home for her appointments. Her doctor, who is 40 minutes away, never has to leave his office. Discoveries - Next Generation High Definition Videoconferencing Will Provide Immediate Public Benefits
†Department of Chemistry and ‡Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, United States § Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, United States School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea 400-746 Direct Observation of Nanoparticle–Cancer Cell Nucleus Interactions - ACS Nano
Cicadas' antibacterial trick may help humans When humans need to fight off dangerous bacteria, we tend to use chemicals. Microbes, unlike mosquitoes and other squashable vermin, are too small for us to kill directly. But thanks to a team of scientists and an Australian cicada, we may soon have a new weapon in our antibacterial arsenal. A study published in Biophysical Journal reveals how the clanger cicada, a locust-like insect from eastern Australia, kills bacteria with tiny, blunted spikes on its wings. If this can be replicated in manmade materials, it might thwart bacterial growth on public surfaces like stair banisters, bus handrails or bathroom doors — and possibly without the environmental side effects of chemicals like Triclosan.
2 of 3 Americans Are Concerned With Toxins Found in Common Household Products, Study Shows Deepak Chopra, Seventh Generation and Breast Cancer Fund Join to Discuss the Importance of Removing Toxins From Our Lives (Marketwire) - Nearly two-thirds of all Americans (64%) say they are "concerned" or "very concerned" about potentially harmful chemicals and petroleum-based ingredients found in everyday personal care, household cleaning, laundry and baby care products, according to a study released today. Top concerns of petroleum-based products are "long term health effects" (75%) and "absorption through the skin" (71%). Concerns were similar across age, gender and other demographic categories. Commissioned by Seventh Generation, a leading maker of renewable household and personal care products, the study questioned 1,000 Americans to gauge awareness, attitudes and concerns about ingredients found in products they use daily.
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