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My Writing Process: The Blog Tour

Mar 31, 2014

When people ask me why I write, I tell them, because I can’t not write. I suppose I could clothe my motivations in something glorious like, “it’s how I make sense of the world,” but while true....

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Hearing loss affects old people’s personality

Mar 31, 2014

March 31, 2014 - As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importanc...

Consciousness and Health
Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

Keeping California On The Cutting-Edge of Health Care Reform

It’s no secret that California is the bellwether of health care reform, at least from a legislative standpoint. Years before Obamacare came on the scene, politicians as diverse as Democrat Assembly Member (also Senator) Sheila Kuehl and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a variety of plans that incorporated many elements now included in the...

Bob New Heart
What is CyberKnife?

Mar 28, 2014


CyberKnife® is a non-invasive option for patients who have inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or who may be looking for an alternative to surgery. The CyberKnife system enables our radiation oncologists to deliver high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy to a broad range of tumors throughout the body.
Potential benefits of the CyberKnife system include:
  • No...

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Flashback Friday: High School…dating David Stein

Mar 28, 2014

See that lovely lady in her classy sheath dress. Doesn’t she look about 23 or 24? She was, maybe, 16. Today’s teen girls dress like their younger siblings; our style was more to look like our mothers.  The event was an evening party–we called them “affairs”–given by the club I belonged to, the G.E.M.s. My...

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Game to 100
Rethinking college theories on bisexuality

Mar 28, 2014

The cover of last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine highlighted an article on bisexuality. A headline said: “How a new breed of activists is using science to prove there’s something real between straight and gay.” That surprised me. I’ve thought … Continue reading

Bob New Heart
Back From UCSF Urology/Oncology

Mar 27, 2014
Back From UCSF Urology/Oncology

Howdy,I had my introduction to the University of California San Francisco Oncology Dept yesterday. I really liked the young doctor assigned to my case. I am now officially a patient of two UCSF Med Center Divisions; Heart and Lung Transplant on the Par...

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Tattoos

Mar 25, 2014

Still, I was often the bane of my mother's existence. Her first daughter had been mild and shy and obedient so she wasn't prepared for the likes of outspoken, adventurous, don't-tell-me-I-can't-unless-you-want-to-insure-I-will me.

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Game to 100
Boundaries between kids, adults get blurred at the club

Mar 24, 2014

When parents bring children to a social gathering intended for adults, it can cause tension. Sure, you want to be accepting of family life, but the presence of kids changes the social dynamics. You don’t want to seem selfish or … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
New Book On Cancer Remission Explores Role of Spirituality in Healing

New Book On Cancer Remission Explores Role of Spirituality in Healing

When 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 diverse than one might expect, including a number of thought-based approaches that...

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