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Early diagnosis of brain damage is the key to recovery | neurology



Simon Hattenstone’s article (“I Suspect I’ve Been Damaged,” March 13) about his childhood encephalitis experience, his recovery, and his adult worries about residual brain damage affected me as a neuropsychologist and psychologist. mother. Our daughter was born with a brain anomaly in the occipital lobe that left her with the visuospatial disorders that plague her to this day, 30 years later. We were fortunate that her neurological condition was diagnosed in the perinatal period, so we were able to access assessment and treatment from an early age.

Brain damage that occurs during fetal and early childhood development is often underestimated and may go unrecognized until problems become apparent during adolescence or early adulthood. I remember the words of our pediatric neurologist: “If you have brain damage, it’s best to do it as soon as possible.” His words seem to have come true and I am very happy to see that Simon has made such a wonderful recovery.
Dr. Annie Hickox

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HIMSCast: Telehealth improves cancer care



Together, telehealth consultations and a range of new digital health tools are helping to simplify access to care and improve the quality of patient care in oncology and other specialty settings.

One place where this is confirmed is The Clinic at Cleveland Clinic, the healthcare system’s telemedicine joint venture with Amell.

Frank McGillin, CEO of The Clinic, spoke to Healthcare IT News about some of the cost savings, improved patient experience, and other efficiency gains in care taking place there and elsewhere as automation, virtual second opinions and other innovations change the cancer treatment paradigm.

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Topics for conversation:

  • What The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic Offers Patients

  • A pioneer in virtual care, how clinic services have changed in recent years

  • Offers of the clinic for oncology and other specialized services

  • Benefits made possible by increased use of telehealth and virtual care

  • How AI and automation fit into this equation

  • Lessons other healthcare systems can learn from The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic on using connected medical and other virtual care tools

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Cleveland Clinic’s Virtual Second Opinion Shown to Impact Patient Care

The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic CEO points to the future of telehealth

The Cleveland Clinic Virtual Second Opinion Program can save $65 million annually.

The virtual care system developed for COVID-19 is being transformed into a multifunctional digital health tool.

Telehealth heavy hitter Dr. Roy Schoenberg on virtual assistance in 2023

St. Luke’s University of Health proves that telemedicine is just as good as in-person care

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What’s new on Disney+ in April 2023



Screenshot: Peter Pan and Wendy/Disney+

It has been generally accepted for decades that while it may be a truly magical animated film, the racial politics of the classic 1953 Disney film Peter Pan well, not great. If you haven’t seen him in a while, may I refresh your memory with a link to a song in which Native American-inspired characters with feathered hair and boiled hot dog skin sing “What Makes a Red Man Red”? Actually, you know what, you probably don’t need to see it.

It only follows from this that a modern Disney live-action remake is next in line after Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, et al., among other changes, to turn the 77-minute film into a real full-length blockbuster, would try to be a little less racist and more inclusive. Naturally, when the trailer for the original Disney+ movie, now renamed Peter Pan and Wendydropped a few weeks ago, everyone reacted to these changes with understanding and enthusiasm.


No, in fact, the film has been lashed out by the conservative media as the latest non-essential front in an endless culture war in which anything that doesn’t promote the “values” of the 1950s era is labeled “awakening” and inspiring. rantings by Tucker Carlson. Not to mention that the film is from David Lowry, who created a great fantasy green knight a few years ago – looks very nice and seems poised to make enough changes to actually have a reason to exist (which I can’t say about…other Disney remakes lately). Some of the Lost Boys are now girls, something insidious against family values.

Peter Pan and Wendy | Official teaser trailer | Disney+

If you haven’t canceled your subscription yet in a fit of self-confidence, this month’s streaming offerings also include crossover, a serial adaptation of Kwame Alexander’s popular teen book; and a new Spanish-language series based on Journey to the center of the earth (both fall on April 5). Here’s everything else you’ll find on Disney+ this month.

Disney Plus series with weekly premieres of new episodes in April 2023

  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian (season finale April 19)
  • Proud family: louder and prouder S2 (season premiere February 1)
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Movies and full series/seasons will be released on Disney Plus in April 2023.

Arrival April 2

  • Ghost and Molly McGee (S2, 5 episodes)
  • Spring Shorts – Tacular with Ghost and Molly McGee

Arrival April 5

  • crossover – Disney+ Originals Series Premiere (Stream All Episodes)
  • Journey to the center of the earth – Disney+ Originals Series Premiere (Stream All Episodes)
  • Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Showdown (S1)

Arrival April 9th.

  • Owl house (С3, 1 episode)

Arrival April 12

  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Veterinarian (S11)
  • Everything is fine! – Disney+ Originals Series Premiere (Stream All Episodes)
  • pot (C1, 5 episodes)
  • Marvel Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (C1, 5 episodes)
  • racing nerves – Disney+ Originals Series Premiere (Stream All Episodes)

Arrival April 14

Arrival April 19

  • Big city green (C3, 4 episodes)
  • Hamster and Gretel (C1, 4 episodes)
  • PJ Masks: Power Heroes (С1, 7 episodes)

Arrival April 22

Arrival April 26

  • dinosaur ranch (S2, 5 episodes)
  • go for gold (С1)
  • Matilda: The world is at our feet – Disney+ Originals Series Premiere (Stream All Episodes)
  • on Saturdays (C1, 5 episodes)
  • Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures (shorts) – Disney+ Originals Series Premiere (stream all episodes)

Arrival April 28

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The Link Between Climate Change and Increasing Disease: NPR



Pien Huang of NPR talks to a doctor. Benjamin Beard, Associate Director of the CDC Division of Vector-borne Diseases, on how climate change can contribute to the spread of disease.

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