PTSD treatment via SGB

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I reported the other day that by sheer happenstance,  we have found that taking blood pressure medicine helps alleviate PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) episodes.  The medicine suppresses norepinephrine secretion, which then affords the brain the capability to process the negative experiences. It turns out that effecting a  stellate ganglion block (SGB) may have merit as a treatment.

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Taking the plunge? Insure success!

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So, you’re taking the plunge in 2012. You will go off on your own. At the very least, you’ll be a solopreneur- but you may have aspirations to start a true enterprise and, therefore, become an entrepreneur. It’s not just a a business plan and a rolodex, you’ll need, however.

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fMRI is still just a surrogate measurement

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If you’ve been reading this blog (What?  You haven’t?  Shame on you!), then you know I often refer to fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) experiments.  The fMRI had its genesis at Mass General in 1991- when giant magnetics afforded us the ability to visualize activity in the brain.  (This final result relied on the finding by Seiji Ogawa at Bell Labs that determined blood-oxygen-level dependence, the MRI contrast of blood deoxyhemoglobin [oxygen depleted red blood cells].)

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