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My own (health-inducing) Olympic moment

My own (health-inducing) Olympic moment

This summer in London an estimated 10,500 athletes from around 200 countries will compete in 26 sports for over 900 bronze, silver, and gold medals. Although the Olympic Games have just gotten underway, the next couple of weeks are certain to provide m...

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Consciousness and Health
Spirituality keeps women happy, healthy and whole

Spirituality keeps women happy, healthy and whole

According to the latest Gallup-Healthways research, if you’re a woman between the age of 45 and 55, you’re most likely to be happy if you’re from California, live in a household that brings in at least $120,000 a year, eat plenty of fruits and ve...

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Consciousness and Health
Is The Higgs Boson All In Our Head?

Is The Higgs Boson All In Our Head?

For all the fanfare we’re hearing about the statistically confirmed discovery of the Higgs boson particle and what this discovery might tell us about the nature of the universe, there’s at least one big question that remains to be answered: Wh...

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Consciousness and Health
The Key to Better Health: Individual Mandate or Individual Commitment?

The Key to Better Health: Individual Mandate or Individual Commitment?

In the months leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most of the nation’s attention was focused on the viability of the so-called individual mandate: the requirement for all Americans to have health insu...

Consciousness and Health
Who Knew God Had a Sense of Humor?

Who Knew God Had a Sense of Humor?

This may be hard to believe but shortly after tumbling about a thousand feet down a rock- and ice-covered mountain and suffering multiple injuries from head to toe, I had to laugh. Despite the trauma, despite the pain, and despite the fact that it woul...

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Stanford Prof Says Compassion Essential to Health

Stanford Prof Says Compassion Essential to Health

The story goes something like this… Years ago a man living in the Middle East made some startling discoveries having to do with compassion and its relationship to health. What he found was that to the extent he expressed compassion toward others, the...

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Polling – and Proving – the Practicality of Prayer

Polling – and Proving – the Practicality of Prayer

A couple weeks back about a dozen Patch.com web sites conducted an online poll based on an article I originally wrote for Communities @WashingtonTimes.com about the health benefits of prayer. In response to the question “Is there a link between praye...

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The Alternative to Polypharmacy

The Alternative to Polypharmacy

It’s called polypharmacy.  Put simply, it’s when someone uses more medication than they actually need.  And it can be risky.According to an articlethat appeared last year in USA Today, problems can surface in three key areas, includi...

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Link Between Prayer & Health Makes Headlines

Link Between Prayer & Health Makes Headlines

Shortly after Gloria Giffords learned about the attempted assassination of her daughter, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, one of the first things that came to her thought was a short verse from the Book of Psalms: “Be still, and know that I am God....

Consciousness and Health
U.C. Davis Prof’s Research Links Gratitude and Health

U.C. Davis Prof’s Research Links Gratitude and Health

Gratitude pays. Just ask Dr. Robert Emmons.Last week the John Templeton Foundationannounced that they were giving Emmons, a psychology professor at U.C. Davis, $5.6 million to fund a three-year project to promote evidence-based practices of gratit...

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