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Health & Medicine Conference Encourages Revolt

Health & Medicine Conference Encourages Revolt

Revolutions seem to be a dime-a-dozen these days. But the uprising launched this week at the TEDMED medical conference in Washington, DC just might be the most far-reaching of them all, impacting in some way, shape, or form the vast majority of those l...

Consciousness and Health
Discovering the Health Benefits of Easter

Discovering the Health Benefits of Easter

Colored eggs and chocolate bunnies aside, could it be that Easter holds the secret to better health? First – for those who may be unfamiliar with the origins of this holiday, Easter is Christianity’s commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus three...

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Consciousness and Health
News Alert: Basketball Not As Important As Health Reform

News Alert: Basketball Not As Important As Health Reform

No doubt a lot more people tuned into the NCAA’s Final Four games than heard the Supreme Court’s health care reform hearings held last week.  Yet, as important as these games are to players, coaches, and bracket-watchers alike, crowning a new ...

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Consciousness and Health
Resistant Antibiotics May Mean End of Modern Medicine. What’s Next?

Resistant Antibiotics May Mean End of Modern Medicine. What’s Next?

Could modern medicine, as we know it, be coming to an end?  According to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), absolutely.  In remarks at a recent conference on combating antimicrobial resistance, Dr. Cha...

Consciousness and Health
The Placebo Effect & The Importance of Faith

The Placebo Effect & The Importance of Faith

Irving Kirsch, associate director of the Program in Placebo Studies at Harvard, rocked the medical world a few weeks ago when he declared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that in most cases antidepressants are no more effective than placebos – those pharma...

Consciousness and Health
Apatheists, Spirituality, and Health

Apatheists, Spirituality, and Health

Although we’ve known each other for over 30 years, I can count on half-a-hand the number of times my best friend and I have discussed religion.  Ask me to describe his interest in spiritual matters on a scale of 1 to 10 and I’d have to say, I ...

Consciousness and Health
Genetics & The Mind-Body Connection

Genetics & The Mind-Body Connection

Given the constant bombardment of often conflicting health information we get these days, having the technology to tell us exactly what to do and when to do it would seem almost too good to be true.  But not according to Dr. David Agus, author of ...

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Thupten Jinpa: Losing Tibet Forever

Mar 9, 2012

March 7, 2012 - This year's anniversary of the Mar. 10, 1959 uprising in Tibet and the escape into exile of the Dalai Lama takes place at a time of deepening crisis. Since February 2009, at least 27 Tibetans, including many monks, have set fire to them...

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Photos: It’s Holi season, the festival of colors, in India

Photos: It’s Holi season, the festival of colors, in India

It's Holi season, the festival of color, in India. Associated Press photojournalist Kevin Frayer has dispatched a colorful group of images from the festivities. (38 images) Follow @sacbee_theframe Indian Hindus worshippers are covered in colorful powder thrown on them...

Consciousness and Health
Death of Single Payer Health Plan Inspires Change of Thought

Death of Single Payer Health Plan Inspires Change of Thought

California’s so-called “Medicare for all” bill has died.  Originally introduced by Senator Sheila Kuehl as SB 840 in 2005, vetoed twice by Governor Schwarzeneggar in 2006 and 2008, and twice resurrected by Senator Mark Leno as SB 810 in 2009...

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