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Is Mind-Body Medicine Gaining Ground Against Biological Reductionism?

Is Mind-Body Medicine Gaining Ground Against Biological Reductionism?

Ask Dr. Sarah Knox, a biomedical scientist and professor at the University of West Virginia School of Medicine, what’s the biggest challenge facing the scientific community and she’ll tell you it comes down to two fundamental principles currently d...

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Consciousness and Health
Are Drugs Essential to Our Health?

Are Drugs Essential to Our Health?

In a recent Wall Street Journal debate, Dr. Sanford Newmark, head of the pediatric integrative neurodevelopmental program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and author of ADHD Without Drugs - A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD,...

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Consciousness and Health
Rediscovering the Health-Inducing ‘Balm of Gilead’

Rediscovering the Health-Inducing ‘Balm of Gilead’

For those raised in the Jewish or Christian tradition, there’s a familiar passage from the Old Testament that could provide us all, regardless of faith, with some much needed guidance in our continued quest for better health:“Is there no balm in Gi...

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Consciousness and Health
The Key to Better Health: Better Food, Better Drugs, or Better Morals?

The Key to Better Health: Better Food, Better Drugs, or Better Morals?

The latest research out of Stanford University confirms something the scientific community has probably known for years but is only fairly recently beginning to admit more openly: When it comes to better health, we don’t really know what we think we ...

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Consciousness and Health
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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