Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Willie Mays' catch, 61 years ago, was slightly ahead of my time. I do remember buying a model of May's play at the Woolworth's in Yonkers. I was fascinated by "the catch," and had fun assembling the model and painting it. I didn't realize who or what was happening. All I knew were the Mets and the Yankees. Learning about the Dodgers and the Giants would come later, sadly.
Posted by David Balog at 9:33 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
"Nice words," he said. "I'm just plastered."
Well, Leon Cooper often had great thoughts and he expressed them eloquently. In this article from Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science, Dr. Cooper shows the immense value of progress in understanding the brain benefits families and the economy.
Posted by David Balog at 10:54 PM
Tim Robbins (l) discusses hope with Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.
David Mahoney, my mentor for many years, was a top businessman and philanthropist.
And probably the greatest lay expert on the brain.
It was an honor to work for this man, who truly supported his employees and motivated them. He exhorted us at the Dana Foundation to realize that we were doing fantastic work and that we will tell our grandchildren, "I was there at the beginning."
Mahoney believed that we all must know about the brain and how it works, because while one-in-five of us will have a brain-related disease or disorder, all of us will know someone with one.
To understand how the brain works is to understand how people work. That information is essential to professionals--from social workers, teachers, lawyers to nurses and primary care docters.
What causes addiction? What are effective treatments? What signs indicate drug abuse?
How can stress damage our health? What steps can we take to prevent its effects?
My organization, A Thousand Moms, has wrapped up our first two podcasts covering these issues. Download them and listen on any device, anywhere, anyplace.
David Mahoney said that knowledge doesn't count for anything unless it gives people hope. And hope is sometimes the best thing, the only thing, paraphrasing the Tim Robbins character in the movie, The Shawshank Redemption.
Upcoming podcasts will offer hope on depression, Alzheimer's disease, pain, memory loss, autism, and more.
Click here to listen.
Posted by David Balog at 3:21 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2015
When stress becomes a serious problem
Since your autonomic (automatic) nervous system doesn’t distinguish between daily stressors and life-threatening events, if you’re stressed over an argument with a friend, a traffic jam, or a mountain of bills, your body can still react as if you’re facing a life-or-death situation. When you repeatedly experience the fight or flight stress response in your daily life, it can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, speed up the aging process and leave you vulnerable to a host of mental and emotional problems.
Get the skinny on stress in this podcast.
Posted by David Balog at 2:43 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Listen to our show live or on tape. Starts at 5:00 pm EDT today.
My show, "Stress and the Brain: Part I" on "A Thousand Moms Talk" is airing 09/05/2015 on BlogTalkRadio. See the details and set a reminder athttp://tobtr.com/s/7904231.
Posted by David Balog at 1:40 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Posted by David Balog at 10:14 PM