GoggleWorks, Penn State Health St. Joseph & Berks LaunchBox Announce Virtual Reality Project 


New art tool will help patients overcome anxiety and post-traumatic stress for blood withdrawal Dr. Jerry Lee, pediatric physician at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical (St. Joseph), achieved positive results from testing VR software in a situation where a child resisted immunization and blood withdrawal due to a history of trauma. GoggleWorks and CTMR learned … Continue reading GoggleWorks, Penn State Health St. Joseph & Berks LaunchBox Announce Virtual Reality Project 

I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar


By Richard Gardner One of the issues which looms large in the field of medicine and mental health, and which has disturbed me for many years is the definition of “healthy”. I am not really sure what healthy actually means, except for an average of everyone’s health in a population with no tolerance for “healthy” … Continue reading I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar

Seaweed to Combat Climate Change


By Aparna Mele Green Wave is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating seaweed and other restorative species like oysters, mussels, clams, and scallops vertically using the entire water column. Farming seaweed is typically a more sustainable approach than wild-harvesting it, which can lead to the clear-cutting of valuable ecosystems. Unpredictable ocean conditions due to climate … Continue reading Seaweed to Combat Climate Change

Starting a Gratitude Practice


While the holidays can be filled with family, feasts and festivities, it can also be a stressful time of year. Whether it’s a strained relationship, the struggle of celebration after a loss, overwhelming travel; the holidays can easily become a stressful time. How you handle stress can affect many aspects of your life from sleep, … Continue reading Starting a Gratitude Practice