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Why Depression is Good for Creativity (and More Reasons Why I Don’t Take Drugs)

Mar 20, 2015
Why Depression is Good for Creativity (and More Reasons Why I Don’t Take Drugs)

There’s a great interview in the March 2012 issue of The Sun that I came across when I was in my researching-depression-hardcore phase. It’s called “Side Effects May Include: Christopher Lane on What’s Wrong With Modern Psychiatry.” A professor of Victorian literature at Northwestern University, Lane started researching how the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

Game to 100
Keeping score where it counts in the NCAA basketball tournament

Mar 19, 2015

Harvard is listed as a 500-1 shot to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament; North Carolina has odds of 40-1. When the two teams meet today, I won’t be betting my retirement savings that Harvard will pull an upset. But … Continue reading

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Youth Suicide Rates are Disproportionately Higher in Rural Areas

Mar 19, 2015

By Hannah Guzik

Suicide rates among youths and young adults living in rural areas are almost twice as high as those living in urban areas, a recent study has found.

The disproportion increased between 1996 and 2010, “suggesting widening rural-urban disparities,” says the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal, JAMA Pediatrics on March 9.

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Health Matters: Personalized Medicine for Cancer Patients

Mar 18, 2015
Health Matters: Personalized Medicine for Cancer Patients

UC Davis researches have partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to use a innovative biomedical technique called Accelerator Mass Spectrometry to see how cancer patients respond or don’t respond to chemo drugs. Based on their findings they’re able to tailor treatment to cancer patients.

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The Oaks at Ojai

Mar 16, 2015

This is a tale of two spas Or it’s a tale of one woman growing up. Or it’s a tale of one woman growing up and how that manifested itself when she visited two spas several decades apart. Or it’s all of these. You decide. In the early ‘80s on a Valentine’s Day weekend,...

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Consciousness and Health
Conquering The Contagion of Fear

Conquering The Contagion of Fear

When the prophet Job declared, “the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me,” little did he know he was describing what folks today might call the nocebo effect, that little-known cousin (some say “evil twin”) of the placebo effect that causes people to experience adverse physical reactions because they’ve been convinced –...

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Kings arena art acquisition exudes the color of money

Mar 16, 2015
Kings arena art acquisition exudes the color of money

  In Sacramento, what the one-percenters want, the one-percenters get. They use their money, power and influence to tell the rest of us how things are going to be. Their manipulative ability extends from plopping a Kings arena into the … Continue reading

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Need to Know

Mar 15, 2015

Check in every Monday for health and health care news you need to know.

By Hannah Guzik 

Are there enough doctors willing to treat children with Medi-Cal?

People are being dropped from Medi-Cal, but the state won’t say how many.

Can theatre be used to treat people with mental illness?

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Empathy: The Future of Dementia Care

Mar 15, 2015

 

 

By Matt Perry

Imagine you’re losing your mind. Imagine most of the life you’ve led is now slipping away from dementia.

 

And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to you.

 

While it’s hard for most people to imagine dementia in a positive light, aging experts say the benefits can offer precisely those aspects...

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Empathy: The Future of Dementia Care

Mar 15, 2015

 

 

By Matt Perry

Imagine you’re losing your mind. Imagine most of the life you’ve led is now slipping away from dementia.

 

And it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to you.

 

While it’s hard for most people to imagine dementia in a positive light, aging experts say the benefits can offer precisely those aspects...

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