neurology http://wrvo.org en While much unknown about shingles, vaccines remain the best defense http://wrvo.org/post/while-much-unknown-about-shingles-vaccines-remain-best-defense <p>Imagine getting a skin rash so painful that it compares to the intensity of pain associated with childbirth and kidney stones. The Center for Disease Control says that shingles can cause this kind of pain, and that one in three Americans will get it in their lifetime. Why exactly does shingles cause this kind of pain, and what is being done to prevent and treat it?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/tosh-pritish-k-m-d/bio-00028149">Dr. Pritish Tosh</a> discusses <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574">the skin rash known as shingles</a>. Dr. Tosh is assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic where he has collaborated with the Vaccine Research Group in basic science vaccine development. He’s a leading expert on emerging infections and preparedness activities related to them.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Tosh.</strong></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 52517 at http://wrvo.org While much unknown about shingles, vaccines remain the best defense Advocates, lawmakers lobby for more spinal cord research funding http://wrvo.org/post/advocates-lawmakers-lobby-more-spinal-cord-research-funding <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:54:26 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 53157 at http://wrvo.org Advocates, lawmakers lobby for more spinal cord research funding Fear is in the mind of the beholder http://wrvo.org/post/fear-mind-beholder <p>You’re watching a scary movie. As the suspense begins building, you notice that your heart rate increases, your pupils dilate, and you that you are beginning to sweat. Is it hot in the room? No, that’s not what’s causing it. What you’re experiencing is good ol’ fashioned fear.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.psych.nyu.edu/phelpslab/whoweare.html">Dr. Liz Phelps </a>discusses two kinds of fear: real and fake. Dr. Phelps is the director of the <a href="http://www.psych.nyu.edu/phelpslab/whatwedo.html">Phelps Lab at NYU</a> and a professor in psychology. Her research focuses on how human learning and memory are changed by emotion, and what neural systems mediate the interactions between the three.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Phelps.</strong></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:10:08 +0000 Take Care Staff 45928 at http://wrvo.org Fear is in the mind of the beholder How anticipation and reward make the brain love music http://wrvo.org/post/how-anticipation-and-reward-make-brain-love-music <p>It’s hard to make it through the day without listening to music whether it is on the radio, a computer or a portable mp3 player. But why do we get so happy listening to our favorite song, singing in the shower or even learning to play a musical instrument? This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.zlab.mcgill.ca/home.php">Dr. Robert Zatorre</a>, a professor of neuroscience at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, on <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/why-music-makes-our-brain-sing.html">why music makes our brains sing</a>.</p><p><b>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Robert Zatorre.</b></p><p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 42696 at http://wrvo.org How anticipation and reward make the brain love music