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Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

By Eric Nelson


As the story goes, John the Baptist once sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask if he was the promised Messiah. Rather than giving a simple yes or no answer, he said, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen – the blind see, the...

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Leading Researcher Considers Future of Meditation Research

Leading Researcher Considers Future of Meditation Research

By Eric Nelson


“How do we advance an entire field to be more inclusive of the broader range of human experiences?” asked Cassandra Vieten, a clinical psychologist and accomplished researcher during her recent plenary talk at the Science & Nonduality conference in San Jose, Ca. A provocative question, to be sure, and one that...

Consciousness and Health
Defeating The Dream of Mental Disease

Defeating The Dream of Mental Disease

By Eric Nelson


For renowned Stanford psychiatrist David Burns, the process of lifting a patient’s thought above the fog of mental disease does not start with the patient but with the doctor himself. 

In his profile of Burns published in a recent issue of Stanford’s alumni magazine, journalist Robert Strauss shares this anecdote to...

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Compassion Key in Health and Healing

Compassion Key in Health and Healing

By Eric NelsonThe group gathered in the District Attorney’s conference room included representatives from 27 county agencies including Elder Protective Services, the Sheriff’s department, Health and Human Services and the County Coroner, as well as...

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Interview: Is healing through prayer really such a mystery?

Interview: Is healing through prayer really such a mystery?

By Eric NelsonAfter more than three decades of research into the potential of human consciousness, Dean Radin is convinced that what most of us think of  as “supernormal” phenomena are destined to be seen as completely normal – an idea that...

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God Particle Discovery Inspires Deeper Questions

God Particle Discovery Inspires Deeper Questions

By Eric NelsonFor their revolutionary prediction of the Higgs boson – the so-called God particle – physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were recently awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Although their discovery lays the groundwork for explai...

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Healthy Aging: How would you like to live forever?

Healthy Aging: How would you like to live forever?

By Eric NelsonGiven the choice between living 80, 120 and 150 years – or even “forever” – the majority of those polled last month during a talk by popular science journalist, David Ewing Duncan, opted for 80.“These percentages have held up as...

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Is Health Care Being Seduced by High Tech?

Is Health Care Being Seduced by High Tech?

By Eric NelsonThe folks at Google are both smart and wise: Smart enough to invent Google Maps and wise enough to warn everyone who relies on this technology for driving directions that their maps are to be used “for planning purposes only.” There i...

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The End of Modern Medicine?

The End of Modern Medicine?

By Eric NelsonAccording to a report released last Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 23,000 people die each year from drug-resistant germs, an indication of what medical researchers are calling a post-antibiotic era and ...

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Changing Our Beliefs About Stress

Changing Our Beliefs About Stress

By Eric NelsonStanford University psychologist and stress expert, Kelly McGonigal, has had a change of heart, one so significant that it just might change the hearts – and health – of millions who suffer each year from a host of stress-related cond...

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