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Achieving Enlightened Competence by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Have you ever noticed that whether you are learning to drive your new car or learning to speak a new language or even when you are learning to apply a new behavior, it cha ... Read on »
The Bold and the Beautiful by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Personality is a complicated interplay of traits that influence well-being, cognition and mental health. The so-called Big Five personality traits include extraversion, a ... Read on »
Social Media and Mental Health by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a few days (July 10), the third Mental Health Camp will be held in Vancouver, Canada. Mental Health Camp is an (un)conference that addresses the intersection between men ... Read on »
The Handwriting on the Wall by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have poor penmanship. In turn, poor penmanship leads to decreased success in communication, failed academics, and a lac ... Read on »
Mind your Immune System by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Another significant piece in the mind-body puzzle comes from this new study where obsessive-compulsive behavior in mice was cured by a bone marrow transplant. A rare fo ... Read on »
How to Wear the Military Look for Spring 2010 by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness You're sure to win a fashion battle in J. Crew's hand-painted military jacket. Photo: Jcrew.com When it comes to your spring wardrobe, get ready for a strict plan ... Read on »
How to Wear Shorts With Tights by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Nicole Richie pairs Daisy Dukes with black tights. Photo: Steve Mack, FilmMagic.com Nicole Richie is doing it. So is Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, and Jess ... Read on »
Spring 2010 Trend: Clogs by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Clogs are back. The typically wooden soled shoe has made a resurgence in sandal and mule form. Prominent during the Baby Boomer generation, the once clunky footwear has gott ... Read on »
How to Wear Denim-on-Denim by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Mix washes and textures to avoid the Canadian tuxedo look. From left, denim on denim looks from Ralph Lauren, Gap and Banana Republic. Photos: Karl Prouse/Catwalking ... Read on »
How to Wear Floral Prints by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness A bounty of blooms at, from left, DKNY's spring runway show, Liberty of London for Target and Rebecca Taylor at Saks Fifth Avenue. Photos: Fernanda Calfat, Getty Image ... Read on »
Picking Sewing Patterns that Flatter Your Figure by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin & Beauty Photo:  Flickr.com It's easy to look at a cute pattern picture and instantly visualize the outfit on yourself, but before you plunk down the coin for f ... Read on »
The Democrats - Health Care and Politics II by Wakishea 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Most Americans are willing to pay higher taxes to make health care reform possible, but, like politicians, they disagree about what reforms should take place. Should t ... Read on »
The Republicans - Health Care and Politics by Wakishea 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy No matter which side of the political fence you sit on, most Americans agree that our health care system is broken. Health care costs in the United States are approximate ... Read on »
Involving Physicians in Military Interrogations by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A recent New England Journal of Medicine article questions the ethics of psychiatrists being involved in interrogations. In 2006 the American Psychiatric Association (APA), ... Read on »
Persistent Vegetative States: Legal and Political Ramifications by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One controversial area where the brain, politics, and law collide is in cases where people suffer severe brain damage and are in a persistent vegetative state (this is mo ... Read on »
Medicine and the Law – Medical Malpractice by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Continuing on in my series of posts about Medicine and the Law, we’ve established that there are two elements necessary for a patient-physician relationship to be establis ... Read on »
The Ugly Ramifications of Health Insurance Costs by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I now cringe when I see a health insurance statement. This was not always the case. Each time I receive my insurance statements they say something to the extent of: You ... Read on »
Putting an End to Medicare Fraud by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When Medicare was signed in to law by President Johnson in 1965, it was intended to serve as a central funding resource for persons over 65 years, and people with disabil ... Read on »
My Nephew and his Brain, Part 4 – Their Life Today by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Continued from Part 3. After the surgery we were hopeful, that with a few limitations on his left side, my nephew would have a fairly normal life. Unfortunately, this was ... Read on »
My Nephew and his Brain, Part 3 – Try to Work Out their Troubles by Wakishea Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Continued from Part 2. After we had been transferred to the large university hospital, the doctors decided to delve more deeply into the specifics of my nephew’s brain mal ... Read on »