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Finding Homeless Patients A Place To Heal

After they amputated the second toe on John Trumbla’s right foot last summer, doctors sent him to a nursing home because he still needed medical care — but not necessarily a hospital bed. The proud, burly Army veteran resisted at first, but he didn’t have a choice. Before his hospitalization at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Trumbla, 56, and his wife had been homeless, crashing…
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The 'Strange Science' Behind The Big Business Of Exercise Recovery

From sports drinks to protein powders, from compression therapy to cupping — there’s a whole industry of products and services designed to help us adapt to and recover from exercise. But does any of it work? That’s the question… Listen at NPR

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

Creating While Clean

This is a story about sober musicians—about the life that has led them here, and about the life that they live now—but there is no single story here. Some drank, some used drugs, some did more or less everything, and they did so to very different degrees. Some found themselves at the edge of the precipice, or worse; others simply re-routed from a path or trajectory that…
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Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens

This is an excerpt from “Everything in Its Place,” a posthumous collection of writings by Dr. Sacks.

As a writer, I find gardens essential to the creative process; as a physician, I take my patients to gardens whenever possible. All of us have had the experience of wandering through a lush garden or a timeless desert, walking by a river or an ocean, or climbing a mountain and finding ourselves simultaneously calmed and reinvigorated, engaged in mind, refreshed in body and spirit. The importance of these physiological states… Read at NYTimes

How Employers Are Fixing Health Care

Walmart has embraced a new approach to improve the quality of care and lower costs. The results have been dramatic. A 56-year-old man who works at Walmart — we’ll call him Bill — had been suffering from mild neck pain for years. Recently the pain had worsened, and his wife noticed a subtle tremor… Read at HBR

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On Dementia, Empathy, and Brain Science Research with Josh Kornbluth, Monologist (E09)

On Dementia, Empathy, and Brain Science Research with Josh Kornbluth, Monologist  (E09)

Josh Kornbluth is an American comedic autobiographical monologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has toured internationally, written and starred in several feature films, and hosted a television interview show. In this episode, Josh discusses his work at the hospice dealing with death and dying as well as his interest and focus on aging, dementia and empathy. We can expect all of his work to show up in monologues that will be performed nationally.

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Events, Activities, Healing

Optavia

Optavia

At OPTAVIA, we help you realize Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a TimeTM. Our approach to health is radically different. We believe Optimal Health and Wellbeing is about what’s added to your life, not what’s subtracted from the scale. These habits add to your quality of life by getting your mind and body working together to work for you.

For most, it starts with achieving a healthy weight. This is the catalyst for changes. When you achieve your healthy weight, you may increase your health, confidence, and vitality. You create space for the life you want.

It’s not about a smaller you. It’s about a healthier you, living your best life. The life you want is waiting. All you have to do is take the first step.
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Events, Activities, Healing

Optavia

Optavia

At OPTAVIA, we help you realize Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a TimeTM. Our approach to health is radically different. We believe Optimal Health and Wellbeing is about what’s added to your life, not what’s subtracted from the scale. These habits add to your quality of life by getting your mind and body working together to work for you.

For most, it starts with achieving a healthy weight. This is the catalyst for changes. When you achieve your healthy weight, you may increase your health, confidence, and vitality. You create space for the life you want.

It’s not about a smaller you. It’s about a healthier you, living your best life. The life you want is waiting. All you have to do is take the first step.
Discover More

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