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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

Pickleball, Sport of the Future Injury?

It’s all fun and games till you strain your Achilles’ tendon, herniate a disc or do a face-plant in the Kitchen. During a recent pickleball match, Nish Nadaraja, 50, made a quick lunge for the ball. It was just a few feet away, but… 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… 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… 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… 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

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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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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…

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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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- February 5, 2023

More great work by dr Prasad!! https://t.co/9yaaf8bp0i
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- January 31, 2023

The Grains You Eat May Impact Your Risk for Early Heart Disease https://t.co/qEHHFkfGBe
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- January 30, 2023

@VPrasadMDMPH: One of the best essays on the pandemic that I have ever read @kevinnbass @Newsweek In time, I think more will recognize it's central truth https://t.co/RLaCuldj19
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- January 29, 2023

Transgender People in Rural America Struggle to Find Doctors Willing or Able to Provide Care | Kaiser Health News https://t.co/SyTs1kwxTo
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- January 29, 2023

@WebMD: People used to think that too much spicy food would give you an ulcer -- but, we now know that most of these sores in your stomach lining happen because of an infection with bacteria or because of pain medications. https://t.co/lGscCazGVd https://t.co/vhEE6SKhEj
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- January 29, 2023

No more COVID-19 shots without evidence , by @VPrasadMDMPH https://t.co/Eix9ZTmeMf
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- January 27, 2023

NYTimes is now Pro-Obesity & Mt Sinai Med School Says Weight Loss is Racist: Medicine is Drowning in Deranged Ideas. https://t.co/iEGDBqvd12
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- January 27, 2023

Montana Pharmacists May Get More Power to Prescribe | Kaiser Health News https://t.co/bXhR71nRgB
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- January 26, 2023

Not all sweet things are bad for us! https://t.co/YAz9Bopeup
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- January 26, 2023

Flu, RSV and COVID: Families wonder if this winter's viral stew will ever end : Shots - Health News : NPR https://t.co/uX4L0oKupX
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- January 26, 2023

Are Republicans allowed to be doctors? Vinay Prasad, MD is a valuable source and an important voice. https://t.co/xFHekp8pom
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- January 25, 2023

More Californians Are Dying at Home. Another Covid ‘New Normal’? | California Healthline https://t.co/orRR6p2KN9
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- January 18, 2023

Rural Seniors Benefit From Pandemic-Driven Remote Fitness Boom | California Healthline https://t.co/XdAzwEd8yu
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- January 17, 2023

Can We Please Stop Asking if Crossword Puzzles Prevent Dementia? https://t.co/QCFGc1kCHC
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- January 17, 2023

@CalHealthline: For rural seniors with limited access to gyms, the recent emergence of free or low-cost virtual exercise classes has created an access point for supervised physical activity that did not widely exist before the pandemic. #KHNaging 📝: @cnsaintlouis https://t.co/FSJjDSuRVH
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- January 14, 2023

@VPrasadMDMPH Exactly!! Thank you dr.
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- January 13, 2023

California Attorney General Sues Drugmakers Over Inflated Insulin Prices | Kaiser Health News https://t.co/LWwkcPpzWz
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- January 13, 2023

We cannot kept turning away from emergent evidence. It’s science! https://t.co/TmIr4fNhtV
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- December 28, 2022

What a surprise! Doctors, Sleep, and Patient Safety https://t.co/UUqjVlNZT1
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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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