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Healthy aging begins with a dose of optimism

Healthy aging begins with a dose of optimism

My friend calls them “organ recitals” – those all-too-frequent occasions when our conversations with one another end up being nothing more than a depressing recap of bodily aches and pains. Although by no means restricted to one age group or anot...

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Consciousness and Health
Patient Choice in Healthcare Begins With Knowing There’s a Choice

Patient Choice in Healthcare Begins With Knowing There’s a Choice

Putting the patient in the driver seat of his or her own health mobile appears to be all the rage these days. Whether it’s being encouraged to eat right and get plenty of exercise or downloading an iPhone app that monitors your heart rate and blood p...

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Consciousness and Health
A Dog’s Love Heals Mind and Body

A Dog’s Love Heals Mind and Body

His name is Juan Carlos – a rather distinguished moniker, to be sure, especially for a dog. But Juan Carlos is no ordinary dog. He’s been specially trained as a psychiatric service animal to provide emotional support to a friend of mine who suffers...

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Consciousness and Health
Olympic Meditators Spur Research Into Mind-Body Connection

Olympic Meditators Spur Research Into Mind-Body Connection

They’ve been described as Olympic meditators – Tibetan monks who spend hours each day perfecting a contemplative practice that has proven to improve both mind and body. Although their accomplishments have yet to garner any medals, the lessons they ...

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Consciousness and Health
What Can NASA’s Curiosity Rover Tell Us About the Future of Health?

What Can NASA’s Curiosity Rover Tell Us About the Future of Health?

My cousin Tracy is our family’s token rocket scientist. (Doesn’t everyone have at least one in his or her family?). She’s so smart that you can tell it’s an effort for her to explain, in terms the rest of us can understand, exactly what it is s...

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Cristo Rey High School’s student orientation

Aug 16, 2012


Consciousness and Health
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...

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