Left Brain Right Brain 101

By Wajeeh Khan Basic neuroscience has revealed that the human brain is lobed into right and left hemispheres.  While the details of these, as in the anatomy of these two hemispheres is rather irrelevant to the subject under discussion, it is however imperative to mention the functions of these two hemispheres.  Psychologically, the left hemisphere…

The Right Balance of Mind-Body in Fitness

By Andrea Bidowski As a society, we are urged to eat healthy foods and get regular exercise, however, is there a case where there really is too much of a good thing?  When it comes to physical fitness, do some people take it to the extreme?  Trying to understand the balance between health and what could…

Do Medical Students Need More Psychology Training?

By Areej Syed Alam Psychology was once not considered a ‘real’ science, however, in the 21st century, psychology and psychologists have been recognized as an integral part of medical sciences.  As a medical student, with a deep-seated love for the subject, I often hear the question, does psychology have a place in the curriculum for medical…

Breaking the Silence About Sexual Abuse!

By  Eulalee Thompson It’s difficult to forget the middle-aged man who broke down and wept uncontrollably during his first therapy session. I didn’t see that reaction coming.  But when he started to talk about his childhood, and disclosed that he was forced, on several occasions, into sexual intercourse with an older female relative, he became…