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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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Consciousness and Health
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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The Better The View The Better You Feel

The Better The View The Better You Feel

By Eric NelsonThe good news is that for the past many years, quite a lot of attention has been given to making a visit with your doctor as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Even better is the underlying awareness of the impact such attention to detai...

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Helping to eliminate the fear of cancer

Helping to eliminate the fear of cancer

By Eric NelsonTowards the end of the nineteenth century, religion reformer and health care pioneer, Mary Baker Eddy, realized something that the medical faculty has been affirming ever since: When it comes to treating disease, doctors should be careful...

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Relying On Prayer For Your Health

Relying On Prayer For Your Health

By Eric NelsonIs relying on prayer in lieu of conventional medicine a viable alternative for your health? It depends, in part, on how you define prayer.If the assumption is that prayer is little more than a shot in the dark, a desperate plea to an unkn...

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Guaranteed Health Advice

Guaranteed Health Advice

By Eric NelsonThere is certainly no shortage of health advice these days, much of it contradictory. Today we are told that aspirin, coffee, and nuts are good for us. Next week? Maybe not so much. There is little doubt, however, and plenty of evidence t...

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UCSF Pediatrician Takes Drug-Free Approach to Treating ADHD

UCSF Pediatrician Takes Drug-Free Approach to Treating ADHD

By Eric NelsonAccording to recently released data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one in five high school age boys and 11 percent of all children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity d...

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Spirituality and the Radical Remission of Cancer

Spirituality and the Radical Remission of Cancer

By Eric NelsonWhen Kelly Turner began researching spontaneous remission as part of her doctoral dissertation, she did her best to keep an open mind. This led her to the realization that the avenues for treating and even curing cancer are a lot more div...

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Redefining Spontaneous Remission

Redefining Spontaneous Remission

By Eric NelsonFor Kelly Turner, a researcher and lecturer in the field of integrative oncology, the realization that spontaneous remission of cancer was even a possibility blew her mind. For the rest of the world, perhaps particularly those who have be...

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