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Beware of Social Media Celebrity Doctors

Too many of them offer advice outside their specialties, choose brand-boosting over integrity and tout dubious treatments. The celebrity doctor phenomenon is not new to Americans. With the release of his first baby-care book in the 1940s, Benjamin Spock became a household name by helping… Read at Scientific American

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe… Read at Time

‘Why Is It So Expensive?’

We Asked People From Around the World What They Think of U.S. Health Care. Byzantine health plans. Impoverishing deductibles. Exorbitant drug costs. Soul-crushing surprises lurking in the fine print. The American health care system is — to put it mildly — totally perplexing… Read at NYTimes

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…. Read at KHN

Introducing 21 Ways COVID Changed the World

In the spring of 2020 a cartoon was making the rounds on social media. It showed a city perched on a tiny island, surrounded by ocean. A speech bubble emerged from the skyline: “Be sure to wash your hands and all will be well.” Not far out at sea, a giant wave labeled “COVID-19” was about to crash over the city. Behind it was an even bigger wave marked “recession.” And beyond that one… Read at Scientific American

How Buddhism has changed the west for the better

hen news of Thich Nhat Hanh’s death spread around the world, I saw far more people than I’d have expected say how he affected them, through a talk, a book, a retreat, an idea, an example. It was a reminder of the huge impact Buddhism has had in the west… Read at The Guardian

Beware of Social Media Celebrity Doctors

Too many of them offer advice outside their specialties, choose brand-boosting over integrity and tout dubious treatments. The celebrity doctor phenomenon is not new to Americans. With the release of his first baby-care book in the 1940s, Benjamin Spock became a household name by helping… Read at Scientific American

Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan…. Read at KHN

PerspectivesPractitioners Speak

Arthritis: Prevention, Treatment, and Cures

Arthritis: Prevention, Treatment, and Cures

By Kevin R. Stone, MD Arthritis is a silent, insidious, and painful joint disorder that ruins many lives. In the US, it’s the most common cause of disability. The good news is, we have learned that many cases of arthritis may be preventable. Arthritis covers many conditions. What they have in common is joint pain that can be chronic, activity limiting, and ultimately disabling. There are two main categories…

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Book + Product Reviews

26 Best Office Chairs: Ergonomic Picks Tested and Reviewed

26 Best Office Chairs: Ergonomic Picks Tested and Reviewed

Review by Kristi Kellogg and Terri Williams
From Architectural Digest 2/7/2022

If you’re still working from home or planning to for the foreseeable future, investing in one of the best office chairs is a must (especially if you can expense it!). Comfort and ergonomics are the most important consideration, of course, but it’s entirely possible to find a quality office chair that’s also aesthetically pleasing….

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Ricky’s Riffs: A blog about health and healing and a world that needs care.

Covid-19: What the Left (and Right) Got Wrong

Covid-19: What the Left (and Right) Got Wrong

Do we ever say we were wrong?

Or have we become so polarized, so isolated in our social media bubbles, that we will maintain the “righteousness” of our positions–bolstered by reams of “evidence,”–forever.

We on the left like to believe that we have sole access to the truth; that it is only the “other side” that wanders in the desert of “alternative facts.” Of course, the other side feels exactly the same way.

But sometimes, the other side is the right side…

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Health GroovesA Podcast

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

On Staying Healthy and Moving Forward During COVID with Rick Snyder, Executive Coach (E37)

Decision making is one of the most challenging aspects of leading, as we never have all the information we need and yet we still need to act. Especially in these unprecedented times of great uncertainty. Our special guest, Rick Snyder, executive coach, and author of “ decisive Intuition,” researches and implements how to incorporate intuition into the decision-making process make better and faster decisions that impact all areas of the business. And this conversation is more timely than ever.

I talk to Rick about how to stay balanced and keep moving forward personally and professionally in this “time of Covid.”

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

Polaris Insight

The staff at Polaris Insight Center are dedicated to the ethical and compassionate clinical use of ketamine-assisted, and psychedelic-assisted, psychotherapy.  We share a deep interest in, and a broad range of experience working with, the psychotherapeutic potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness and are committed to the integration of alternative and traditional methods psychotherapy.

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Public health is losing credibility. Due to its own absurd infighting. https://t.co/lFEQm4MLWx
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I’ll just leave this here. https://t.co/lzTfRMdKCY
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Science is the ongoing search for truth. https://t.co/0PjpAWnRxo
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Searching for the truth: Public Health’s Truth Problem | City Journal https://t.co/2x4zIm1t14
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The public wants the truth; not noble lies. https://t.co/VzFEbZKdiX
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Zealotry in health care is bad. Yet we see it rampantly. https://t.co/22Ja1Ic9gx
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On recognizing children’s rights and the pandemic https://t.co/h26q53OPhX
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Our agencies for public health are not protecting our public health. https://t.co/MBuYo9sMtH
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- August 13, 2022

We must be vigilant about what we share. Bad science can spread like wildfire and do serious damage to our public health. https://t.co/ypt9pwTtlj
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- August 12, 2022

Can we please formulate sensible Covid policies. https://t.co/HyHCzs95Xz
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- August 12, 2022

We need to really do a post Mortem on the cdc and it’s handling of Covid. https://t.co/jALxpILtoC
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- August 12, 2022

How the US has mishandled our care with our children during Covid. And still are! https://t.co/8YccQCBgb0
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- August 11, 2022

Let’s keep asking questions. https://t.co/QbBjRbby4X
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- August 10, 2022

Opinion | CDC's All-or-Nothing Approach to Teen COVID Vaccination Is All Wrong https://t.co/LbmdAg4Pxy
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- August 10, 2022

Duke University Announces Their Fall 22 Restriction Line-Up, by @Sensible__Med https://t.co/lZMoswEU6J
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- August 5, 2022

How do some people evade Covid? https://t.co/AG8NDxiBX0
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Don't become a doctor? A very sad piece. https://t.co/wKpzsuDR1Q via @kevinmd
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Don't become a doctor? A sad, sad piece. https://t.co/wKpzsuDR1Q via @kevinmd
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Ricky FishmanChiropractor, Advocate,Content Curator

Ricky Fishman has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1986. As a leader in the field of integral healing, he has brought together and assimilated the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists and others. Complementing his clinical work, Ricky has taught both graduate and undergraduate coursework in the history and philosophy of science and medicine. In addition to the treatment of back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries, he works as a consultant in the field of health and wellness with companies dedicated to re-visioning health care for the 21st century. “Condition” is the culmination of his many years in health care; of practice, teaching and research. For more information about his work, visit www.rickyfishman.com

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