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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...

Consciousness and Health
An Alternative to Too Many Meds

An Alternative to Too Many Meds

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 article that appeared in USA Today, problems can surface in three key areas, including drug inter...

Consciousness and Health
My Nominee for 2012′s Person of the Year: The Health Care Reformer

My Nominee for 2012′s Person of the Year: The Health Care Reformer

Time Magazine’s choice for its 2011 Person of the Year took me by surprise.  In a relatively rare turn of events, the honoree was not an individual but an entire category of persons: The Protestor.What started as an apparently isolated event inv...

Consciousness and Health
Valentine’s Day Special: Love & Health

Valentine’s Day Special: Love & Health

What’s love got to do with it?  Well, if the “it” you’re referring to is health, a lot!  Just ask Dr. Sean Mackey.Regular readers of my posts may recall my mentioning this guy before.  He’s a Stanford researcher and a well-know...

Consciousness and Health
Medical breakthroughs… from the trash?

Medical breakthroughs… from the trash?

It’s amazing what folks are discovering these days.  Even in the discard pile.  Not too long ago a man from San Jose, CA paid $1100 for the contents of an abandoned storage unit he’d only seen from the outside.  Moments after the sal...

Consciousness and Health
KQED Call-In Yields Insights Into Pain

KQED Call-In Yields Insights Into Pain

This post also appears on PaloAltoPatch and BayCitizen.According to Dr. Sean Mackey, understanding the link between mind and body can make a world of difference, particularly when it comes to dealing with pain.  He should know.  After all, he...

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Robin Morgan: Faith-healing: A Modest Proposal on Religious Fundamentalism

Jan 23, 2012

Jan. 23, 2012 - Author and WMC Co-founder Robin Morgan struggles to understand the faith-based madness that seems to surround us. For years, I've been barking up the wrong steeple, confronting the misogyny that defines all religious fundamentalists: ...

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Consciousness and Health
The Source and Potential of Consciousness

The Source and Potential of Consciousness

This post originally appeared on Blogcritics.  It also appears on BayCitizen and PaloAltoPatch.As I was poking around the Internet, I ran across a mind-blowing video featuring physician-turned-mind-body-guru, Deepak Chopra, producer of the recentl...

Consciousness and Health
Taking A Stand For Health

Taking A Stand For Health

This post also appears on BayCitizen and PaloAltoPatch.My morning news scan began by reading an article in The Christian Science Monitor about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and “8 peaceful protests that bolstered civil rights.”  As s...

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