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What Christmas Means For Our Health

Dec 19, 2015
What Christmas Means For Our Health

By Eric Nelson


There’s a poignant scene in the animated TV classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Charlie Brown, frustrated with the over-commercialization of the holiday, exclaims, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” To this, his trusty sidekick Linus responds by reciting the story of Jesus’ birth as described in...

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The long delay before Rajon Rondo’s anti-gay slurs attracted notice

Dec 16, 2015

My cynicism has been rising steadily in the wake of the Rajon Rondo incident, which has been front-page news two days in a row in the home-town newspaper of the Sacramento Kings. I’m sure you’ve been reading the expressions of … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
Can God ‘Fix’ What Happened In San Bernardino?

Can God ‘Fix’ What Happened In San Bernardino?

By Eric Nelson


If nothing else, the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News is provocative.
 
“God Isn’t Fixing This,” reads the headline, in reference to the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. and the reluctance of politicians to respond with anything but prayer for the victims. "As latest batch of innocent Americans are...

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If you could make your sports wish come true

Dec 14, 2015

If you could have any sports-related wish come true, what would it be? That was a question the New York Times asked readers recently, and it drew a huge response. Among my favorite responses were these: Reader David Rodriguez recalled … Continue reading

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Alligators, burglars and a fired football coach’s strange claim

Dec 9, 2015

Things are strange out there, folks. In Florida, a burglary suspect hid in a lake to evade police and was killed by an alligator. Police investigators found the hand and foot of 22-year-old Matthew Riggins inside an 11-foot-long alligator after … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
There Is A Cure

There Is A Cure

By Eric Nelson


To say there is no cure for a particular disease is not to say that no one has ever been cured of that disease. And yet, this is likely the impression many people have when they hear or read these discouraging words, regardless of the illness being described.
 
“Today, affects more than...

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Looking the other way while others suffer

Dec 7, 2015

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.” That’s a line spoken by one of the characters in the deeply moving film “Spotlight.” The film depicts how a team of Boston Globe … Continue reading

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Downtown Sacramento needs housing before a soccer stadium

Dec 2, 2015

Given the prospect of  sucking up $46 million in public money, the promoters of a soccer stadium at the old railyard site would have us believe they will use their own money for the remaining $180 million cost. Does any … Continue reading

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Six Year Treatment Anniversary

Tomorrow is my chemo day and my second infusion of Kadcyla/TDM-1. Tomorrow also marks six years since I've been going in.  It is my treatment anniversary. December 2nd, 2009 was my first-ever chemotherapy infusion. I remember sitting in the treatmen...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Six Year Treatment Anniversary

Tomorrow is my chemo day and my second infusion of Kadcyla/TDM-1. Tomorrow also marks six years since I've been going in.  It is my treatment anniversary. December 2nd, 2009 was my first-ever chemotherapy infusion. I remember sitting in the treatmen...

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