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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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Back To School: Are Prescription Drugs the Key to Success?

Back To School: Are Prescription Drugs the Key to Success?

By Eric Nelson It used to be all you needed to do well on your high school calculus test was a disciplined study plan, a good night’s sleep, and a hearty breakfast. Nowadays you might need to add a dose or two of Adderall or Ritalin as well. Or ...

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Will Health Care Reform Make Us Healthier?

Will Health Care Reform Make Us Healthier?

By Eric NelsonHere in California, the great health care reform countdown has begun, with less than a month to go before our Covered California insurance marketplace opens its doors to those needing to buy a policy before the federally mandated January ...

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Placebos Pack Problematic Punch

Placebos Pack Problematic Punch

By Eric NelsonThe best way to identify a winning musical performance has little, if anything, to do with what we hear. In fact, were Van Cliburn or Vladimir Horowitz to enter a piano playing contest today, it is likely they would win – not because of...

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