Medical Marijuana, Compassionate Achiever, Need of Sleep
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1173
- Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:21:33 mins
Medical Marijuana Research (13:27) Dr. Staci Gruber is director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is also the Director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery, or MIND, project. Although the effects of tobacco and alcohol have been studied for several decades, where are we with marijuana research? Many states have legalized marijuana for medical use but what are the long and short-term effects? Dr. Staci Gruber explains the current status of medical marijuana research. The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success (1:02:00) Christopher L. Kukk, Ph.D., is a professor of political science and social science at Western Connecticut State University; founding director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation; and faculty advisor for the University and City of Compassion initiatives. He is also the author of the book “ The Compassionate Achiever”- a book that focuses on kindness in relationships and how it can promote success. Cultivating a culture of compassion and support in our environments promotes more success than an individualistic view. This culture can also lower blood pressure and depression, build resilience toward stress, and boost self-esteem and morale. Chris Kukk discusses those benefits and what we can do to become a more compassionate person. Need of Sleep (1:49:04) Ron Hager, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. One of his areas of interest is Chronic Disease Prevention. This is Sleep Awareness week and Dr. Hager talks about the importance of sleep and what a lack of sleep does to the human body.