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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...

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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