Taking Responsibility—Will It Make Us Healthier?

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Who should be taking responsibility for health these days? Is it the experts alone? Or should you be making the decisions about your own health? Writer John Clague offers new answers to this important question. He writes: “…research supports the concept that when patients are involved in their own health care decisions the outcomes are […]

Emmys Continue Escape Fire Buzz

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Have you read about the counterintuitive “escape fire” solution to a raging forest fire? It was first put into practice in 1949 during a horrific Montana blaze. The concept of creating a circle of fire as a safety wall saved the lives of the many firefighters who boldly decided to enter it while fighting the […]

Did science or God save Dr Kent Brantly from Ebola?

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When someone recovers from Ebola against all odds, should we give science or God the credit? Personally, I have no problem giving gratitude all around, but some find disturbing implications to this question. Health writer Monica Karal takes the debate seriously, particularly after Dr. Kent Brantly’s remarkable and complete healing from Ebola, and the public […]

Love can rewrite our prognosis

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Suppose your doctors told you this about your personality disorders: “Don’t worry. Love rewrites the prognosis.” Would you believe them? If you believe that a spiritual approach improves health, rather than an exclusively material, body-centric approach, you might. Interestingly, more doctors are saying just this–that our thinking changes our health outcomes– and Aussie writer Kay […]

Would you ever talk to a Christian Scientist about health?

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Would you talk to a Christian Scientist about health? Would you ask a dachshund for a driving  lesson? Or maybe that’s a silly comparison. Health columnist and practicing Christian Scientist Eric Nelson takes the first question seriously, however.  After asking this question of editors and reporters and getting rebuffed by many, Nelson connected with medical […]

TEDMED 2014: ‘The time for thinkers has come.’

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If you’re interested in TEDMED and its annual conference on ground breaking discoveries on health care, you may be one of a mere 100,000 others who’ll be attending! That’s including those who’ll attend online, but in any case people from 100 countries will be represented. Health writer Eric Nelson describes the offerings of this conference, […]

Love tackles “tough guy” mentality that hides depression

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The tragic suicide of much loved Robin Williams was a wake-up call to those who would minimize the seriousness of depression. But amid the mourning and the hopelessness this event inspired, there are encouraging bits of information surfacing. Take a look at Canadian writer Wendy Margolese for more: “… campaigns to raise awareness of depression in […]