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HUBweek is pleased to host Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, two visionaries in the field of neuroscience and Health.
Joel Salinas, MD will release Mirror Touch, a book for general audiences published through HarperCollins. It is a collection of personal stories and patient profiles, including two chapters dedicated to women with neurologic diseases and the impact their condition has had on their lives and their families.
The book will be released April 18th and is available for preorder now at www.mirrortouchbook.com. You are invited to the launch event, which will take place on Friday, April 21st, at 7pm at the Harvard Coop Bookstore across from the Harvard Square red line station.
Exploring the Effects of Brain Chemistry on Behavior & HealthMuseum of Science, BostonSaturday, March 19th, 2016 10am – 3pmRecommended for Grades Pre-K – 12 and Adults
Practice the power of relaxation in a community-wide experience that demonstrates stress reduction techniques to improve health and build resiliency. Herbert Benson, MD, a pioneer in Mind Body Medicine, and one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine, along with a team of experts from Mass General Hospital’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, will lead participants in a step-by-step approach to stress-busting techniques. We’ll also be joined by Project Uplift, a mental health and mindfulness awareness project which allows participants to “lift the world” by reducing stress and anxiety.
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Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Sunday, October 4th, 201511:00 am to 2:00 pmBulfinch Lawn and TentMass General Main Campus
Boston's clinicians and researchers are at the forefront of breakthrough discoveries to improve treatment and understanding of Alzheimer's disease.
Join "Still Alice" author Lisa Genova, experts including Mass General's Rudolph Tanzi, PhD (named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2015), Merit Cudkowicz, MD, Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, Brad Hyman, MD, PhD, and other clinical leaders for a special look at this disease, which affects one in nine Americans after age 65.
Wednesday, October 7, 201510:00 am to 12:00 pmO'Keeffe AuditoriumMass General Main Campus
Doctor, Patient, Writer: Personal Illness Narratives
Alice Weaver Flaherty, MD, a Mass General neurologist, researcher and educator is best known for her award-winning book, The Midnight Disease, about the neural basis of creativity. Dr. Flaherty experiences hypergraphia, an overwhelming desire to write everything on her mind. She also experiences synesthesia, a sensory phenomenon in which stimulation in one sensory pathway leads to an automatic, involuntary stimulation in a second pathway.
Wednesday, October 7, 20156:00 pm to 7:00 pmRussell Museum2 North Grove St., BostonThis program is part of the
Perspectives in Healing: Women in Medicine Series
Dr. Biffi on the McCance Center for Brain Health at Mass General
Meet Neurologist Dr. Alessandro Biffi of the McCance Center for Brain Health at Mass General, who shares what the Center can do for patients, including why preventative brain health is so important and what patients can expect from a visit.
Mirror Touch: Rare condition means Dr. Joel Salinas feels what others feel
Boston 25 News video
by Joel SalinasPublisher: HarperOne (April 18, 2017)
by Marie Pasinski, MDPublisher: Hachette Books; 1 edition (December 28, 2010)
by Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MDPublisher: Harmony (November 10, 2015)
by Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MDPublisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (October 22, 2013)
Standing and Walking Desks
by Alice Flaherty MD, PhDRead about the advantages of standing and walking desks.
Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation
by Nilofer Merchant
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