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Jorge Moll’s Neuroscience Morality and the New Way to Altruism

Saint Francis of Assisi once said that it is only through giving that we receive a fact that did not seem scientifically correct at the time until now. Two neuroscientists Jordan Grafman and Jorge Moll of the National Institutes of Health were investigating brain activity of volunteers who were asked to respond to whether they would either keep a considerable sum of cash to themselves or donate to a charity.


What amazed them was that, when the respondents put other people interests ahead of theirs, that act of generosity stimulated a basic part of their brain stimulated by sex or food. They concluded that altruism does not depend on the better moral reasoning for a person to suppress their selfish urges, rather it is hard-wired to the brain as a pleasurable faculty.


Jorge Moll and Grafman have carried more research in the area using psychological experiments and brain imaging, and their most recent findings show that morality is hard-wired in the brain. With the show that morality has biological roots, researchers claim then its foundation is empathy.


This has raised some conflict with theologians and philosophers who view that if morality is tied to brain chemistry rather than free will, it will relegate the need for personal responsibility. They consider that morality cannot be viewed as an evolutionary survival tool.


He graduated in 1994 from the Federal University, Rio de Janeiro and later did his residency in Neurology there in 1997. Jorge Moll is a lead neuroscientist and President of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR) in Rio de Janeiro. He undertook his doctorate in Experimental Pathophysiology at the University of Sao Paulo’s Faculty of Medicine and later a post-doctorate research at the National Institute of Health.


His endeavors in research and as professional have led to many organizations honoring him with awards, for example, Stanford University’s Stanford Neuroscience Institute’s Visiting Scholar Awards which he won in 2015, and Research Fellow NIH award (2004-2007). Jorge Moll previous positions include a member of the governor’s board at the Neuroethics Society and membership at Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He studied Cognitive Neuroscience at Bethesda USA.

How Osteo Relief Institute is Helping Patients in Managing Arthritis, One of the Most Degenerative Diseases known to Humans

Arthritis is a common medical condition, and it is more prevalent among women. There are over 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability among the middle-aged and the old in the United States. One of the most common types of arthritis is degenerative joint disease also known as osteoarthritis. It occurs when there is degeneration of the cartilage, the tissue located in the joints that facilitates motion. Watch this video on Youtube.

Remedies for osteoarthritis

According to Dr. Matthew CiRullo, the risk factors for arthritis are previous injury, excess weight, age and, family history. Osteoarthritis is incurable, and if not managed correctly, it is degenerative. People with arthritis experience enormous pains on their joints. Dr. Matthew CiRullo encourages patients to seek medical attention before the disease worsens. Three forms of remedies can help people with arthritis. These include:

  1. Maintaining a daily routine, which involves:
  • Gentle exercise before bed
  • Walking every four hours
  • Minimizing repetitive movements
  • Avoiding behaviors such as smoking
  1. Exercise
  • Engaging in physical exercise regularly
  • Engaging in activities that build body muscles such as stretching, progressive strength training, and motion exercises
  • Participating in aerobics such as cycling, water exercise, and walking
  • Minimizing physical activities that impact on the joints.
  1. Use of medical remedies
  • Consult a doctor who will provide drugs to help relieve the pain.
  • Seek help from a therapist who will help you move and manage your joints and muscles.
  • Minimal invasive procedures such as joint infusions, replacements, and repair.

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About Osteo Relief Institute

Osteo Relief Institute is a clinic that offers non-invasive relief for arthritis. This health center was founded in 2012 and pioneers in the provision of care to patients with arthritis. This organization works in collaboration with physical therapist and physicians who are board certified. Osteo Relief Institute attends to patients with osteoarthritis, those experiencing pain on the spine, legs, arms, and those with grinding knees.

Osteo Relief Institute uses the latest technology to help patients suffering from arthritis. This healthcare center believes in the use of non-invasive treatments to bring relief to patients. Osteo Relief Institute has centers in San Antonio, Texas, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Arizona, and Austin.


The Original Healthcare Facility in Nevada

The Original Washoe Health System

Renown Health is one of the largest locally owned healthcare facilities in Northern Nevada that is not for profit. System-wide they was able to grow to have more than five thousand and five hundred employees.

They originally went by the name of Washoe Health System and was founded in 1862 and in 1864 it was Nevada’s first hospital.

In 2006, Washoe changed its name to Renown Health and in 2007 became the first hospital to perform robotic surgery in Northern Nevada using the DaVinci surgical system.

DaVinci Surgery

In 2014, Slonim became the president and CEO of Renown Health. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care. In the month of July, the organization was the fourth in the world to perform The DaVinci surgery and the first in the West Coast Area. Later that year, Renown Health and the University of Nevada School of Medicine decided to expand and increase the number of physicians who practice in the Northern Nevada area by expanding the medical school.

Renown In Summit Mall, South Reno

Renown Medical Group, located at the Summit Mall, is a clinic that provides care services in the South Reno area. Medical Director , Dr. McCormack, explained during a telephone interview that the clinic was designed to offer an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for individuals that were looking for assistance.

She explained that they might wait to see what kind of healthcare will be on the market since it is a time of transformation between Obamacare and its replacement. The clinic currently has a dedicated staff of 11 people and is looking for at least one more primary care physician and nurse. Dr. McCormack stated that the area has a large growing population and this should increase and improve their need for primary care clinics in the region.