The world around us is bursting with activity, bright colors, and new visual experiences. The brain alone can’t ‘see’ everything around us, while the eyes alone can’t process the raw information. In a similar way to how the mouth and GI system are linked – digestion begins in the mouth before food can be broken down into usable pieces, while visual perception starts with the eyes reacting to light before the brain can make sense of what lies before their eyes.
Celebrate African American Medicine: Dr. Alexa Canady
To celebrate Black History Month, this blog recounts the accomplishments of Dr. Alexa Canady, the first Black woman in the US to become a neurosurgeon.
Dr. Benjamin Carson
In honor of Black History Month, we’re discussing the major accomplishments of Dr. Ben Carson, who was the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate craniopagus twins and was the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the United States at just age 33.
Missed appointments aren’t just missed appointments: They’re missed opportunities for early detection
There are perfectly reasonable explanations for why people are missing or canceling appointments, but these canceled appointments aren’t just missed appointments: they’re missed opportunities to detect conditions where there is an understanding that early detection can help patients maintain a higher quality of life for a longer period of time.