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Localizing linguistics

Form follows function. This axiom claims some of its scientific origins from the writings of Jean-Baptist-Lamarck (remember him? the wrong version of Darwin), among others. And what it means, in health at least, is...

Juice ’em!

In 1995 (boy, I was 8 years old then), 3 multi-center randomized clinical trials (2 published studies) demonstrated that intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA), when given within the first 3 hours of stroke...

CAFFEINE!!!

Yes, this deserves 3 exclamation marks. I can’t tell you how excited I was to do this episode. And it wasn’t just the caffeine I was using that made me excited, it really was...

Stroke and sickle cell anemia

Here are the facts: 1 in 10 children with sickle cell anemia have a stroke before college. Almost 1 in 4 children with sickle cell anemia have “silent strokes” before college. Approximately 100,000 Americans...