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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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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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Flashback Friday: Christmas 1975

Mar 21, 2014

If I had known you in 1975, I would have sent you this invitation to my first Christmas party  in LA. This grande dame was a figment of my imagination. Over the years, she has graced other cards and even, for one instant, thought of having a comic strip of her own. Sort of...

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Bob New Heart
UCSF Medical Center-Oncology

Mar 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

After a couple of weeks  gathering all my recent test info , the latest PSA report and the pathology  report and slides and shipping them off to UCSF Medical Center, I have  an appointment  next Wednesday March 26th at UCSF. I will now have two separate but somewhat connected departments and campuses...

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Insights from the obituary pages

Mar 19, 2014

While reading newspaper obituaries recently – the Irish sporting section – I noticed one that said a Sacramento woman had gone to heaven to join her husband. It must be comforting for survivors to have such certainty. I grew up … Continue reading

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things is keeping me up at night

Mar 18, 2014

Hoffman has created a mashup of genres: historical fiction, magical realism, and bodice-ripping romance. Yes, it really is that terrible.

Consciousness and Health
Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

Cancer Researcher Kelly Turner Redefines Spontaneous Remission

For 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 been diagnosed with cancer, having a better understanding of this largely misunderstood phenomenon could literally...

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