Archive for February 21st, 2018

Dr. Jorge Moll Discovers Treating Others Well May Just Be Natural02.21.18

There is a neurologist in Brazil that is working with scientists in the United States currently to discover if morality is something we are born with. What this means is that is being moral and treating others with respect and appreciation, while wanting them to succeed might be hard wired in our brains. Recent studies conducted by Jorge Moll of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education , which he founded in Brazil, along with Jordan Grafman of the NIH in the United States shows that morality might be hard wired into our brains (Ideamensch).

This discovery is very interesting to neurologists around the world, as it shows that wishing for others to fail might actually take more energy that wishing for them to succeed. This line of thought also shows that people feel joy when they are part of a plan that succeeds, even if the plan is not their own.


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These lines of thinking actually match how Dr. Jorge Moll instructs his students to behave. He encourages them to be open and honest when working in a group environment to solve a problem or create a discovery. Instead of competing with each other, he feels they should be completely transparent in their lines of thought. While being transparent, a researcher should ask colleagues for any holes in the logic presented or line of thought. By discovering those opportunities for correction, it allows for successful ideas to be brought to the public as a whole in a more rapid process.

The human thought process is not the superior to all others and can always be improved on according to Dr. Moll. This is why he encourages students and colleagues to keep an eye on the latest results in the study of artificial intelligence. Dr. Moll encourages others to seek ways to hasten their research and thinking processes, which is where artificial intelligence can assist them. These studies are showing that the desire to succeed may be a natural “hard-wired” feeling, and it’s up to us to make ourselves happy by succeeding.


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Cancer Treatment Centers Of America: Precision Cancer Treatment And Integrated Care For Boomers02.21.18

In the 1950’s, when Baby Boomers were children, cancer was a dreaded disease that no one talked about, not even doctors. In 1961, a study of physicians in Chicago found that 90% stated they did not inform patients of their diagnosis. Half a century later, Baby Boomers need not fear cancer for they have a variety of targeted treatment options they can openly discuss with their doctors. One of the places where Boomers can receive cancer treatment is Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CCTC). In easily accessible facilities, located across the country, CCTC embraces a wide variety of treatment options and actively involves the patient in the choice. Their approach is: “No two patients and no two cancers are alike. Each deserves a personalized, comprehensive approach.”

There have been significant changes in cancer treatment in the past 50 years. Two of those fundamental changes are incorporated in the services offered by CCTC. 1. Precision Cancer Treatment. 50 years ago it was “one size fits all.” Today there are drug therapies, targeted radiation therapies, and advanced genomic testing that addresses cancer at a molecular level. Doctors have all these approaches available when assessing treatment options. Further, the CCTC doctors are committed to seeking out the most innovative options as they become available. 2. A team of experts delivering integrated care. In many hospitals today, cancer treatment might be divided amongst doctors of different specialties who reside in separate buildings. AT CCTC, cancer is the sole focus of all the physicians, of all the specialties, and all are located in the same facility. CCTC understands that treating cancer needs to include the patient’s body, mind, and spirit. Treatment plans include therapies to manage side effects, boost energy, and keep patients mentally strong. CCTC’s approach is unique as the doctors and alternative therapists work onsite as a coordinated team to address their cancer patient’s needs.

CCTC’s integrated and targeted approach, located in one facility, works. Overall, in a 2017 study, when patients were asked if they would recommend CCTC to family and friends, the CCTC hospitals ranked within the top 3% of hospitals in the United States. Former CCTC patient with esophageal cancer, Charles Mesler, age 69, concurs with the study’s findings. Reflecting on his care at CCTC he said, “Today, I have energy, and I can eat almost anything I want. CTCA is a wonderful place if you are dealing with cancer. They give us hope and show us the light at the end of the tunnel.

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