Author: New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Brain Teasers! Keep your mind sharp!

Spending a lot of time social distancing lately and need to exercise your mind? Try to solve some of these fun brain teasers. Simply click on the question to reveal the answer. Have fun, from all of us at NJPNI!

1) Q: I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. What am I?

       A: A candle


2) Q: Mike is a butcher. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall. What does he weigh?

       A: Meat


3) Q: What can you hold without ever touching or using your hands?

       A: Your breath


4) Q: What can be seen once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a thousand years?

       A: The letter “M”


5) Q: What gets wetter the more it dries?

       A: A towel


6) Q: What has to be broken before you can use it?

       A: An egg


7) Q: What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?

       A: A glove


8) Q: The more you take away, the bigger this becomes. What is it?

       A: A hole


9) Q: Try to re-arrange the letters of NEW DOOR to make one word:

       A: ONE WORD


10) Q: You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle, or the fire?

         A: The match


NJ Top Docs – Dr. Catherine Mazzola

Catherine A. Mazzola, M.D. FAANS

A special congratulations goes out to our physician Dr. Catherine Mazzola, who was awarded with the prestigious NJ Top Doctor award for 2020. Dr. Catherine Mazzola was a recipient of this award for her outstanding care, as voted on by patients. We are all very proud to have this designation for our specialist. Please visit us at at,, or

SONS/AAP Webinar April 8th 6:30pm – 8:20pm

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) / Section on Neurological Surgery (SONS)
Discussion: We’re in this Together!
Wednesday April 8, 6:30-8:00pm ET

Description: During this SONS webinar, a diverse group of domestic and international presenters will
provide a COVID-19 update; discuss strategies specific to pediatric neurosurgery at their healthcare
facilities; and share lessons learned during this extraordinary time. COVID-19 has become the impetus for
change, in how we delivery healthcare, in how we educate house staff, and in how we communicate with
patients and colleagues. We hope to help pediatric neurosurgeons navigate, lead, and care for their
patients during these uncertain hours, days, weeks, and possibly even months, by providing practical
guidance, support and networking opportunities, and innovative ideas. In moments of crisis, what we do,
what we say, and how we carry ourselves will be remembered, and define us as a specialty.

6:30 – 6:35pm
Andrew Jea, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Surgical Director of Quality and Patient Safety
Riley Hospital for Children
Chairman, AAP Section on Neurological Surgery

Virology 101: What a Pediatric Neurosurgeon Should Know about COVID-19
6:35 – 6:45pm
Elaine Cox, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer
Riley Hospital for Children
Infectious Disease specialist

Response from Organized Neurosurgery
6:45 – 6:50pm
Shelly Timmons, MD
Former AANS President
Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine

The Washington State Experience
6:50 – 7:00pm
Jason Hauptman, MD, PhD, FAANS, FAAP
Pediatric neurosurgeon
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Founder, Physician/APP Facebook COVID support group

The New Jersey Experience
7:00 – 7:10pm
Cathy Mazzola, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon
New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

The Chicago Experience
7:10 – 7:20pm
Sandi Lam, MD, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Lurie Children’s Hospital
Member, SONS/AAP Executive Committee

The Canadian Experience
7:20 – 7:30pm
James Rutka, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon
Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
JNS Editor-in-Chief

The Italian Experience
7:40 – 7:50pm
Ernesto Coscarella, MD
Pediatric neurosurgeon

What the Stimulus Package Means to Pediatric Neurosurgery Practices?
7:50 – 8:00pm
Katie Orrico, Esq
AANS Washington Committee

8:00 – 8:20pm

Neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of coronavirus

On March 30, 2020, the world lost a great pediatric neurosurgeon to Covid19. Dr. James Goodrich, of Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, passed away from the Coronavirus. He was a world renown neurosurgeon, famous for separating twins who were joined at the head. He was an inspirational, kind and humble human being, who was one of our teachers and mentors. All pediatric neurosurgeons, Jim’s patients and family, grieve this terrible loss.

Sphynx Cat with Rare Condition Resembles a Bat — But Has the Most Relatable Moods

Thousands of Instagrammers can’t help but look at Lucy.

That’s 22,000 followers and counting for this unique kitty, who turned one on Saturday. Lucy — who lives in Israel with her owner Zilla Bergamini, 44, according to Metro — is a nude Sphynx cat who was diagnosed at birth with hydrocephalus, a rare condition that involves excess spinal fluid.

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