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100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.
When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go. What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread…
Read at Vox

Workers Overdose On The Job, And Employers Struggle To Respond

Despite the growing epidemic of Americans misusing opioids and overdosing on the job, many employers turn a blind eye to addiction within their workforce — ill-equipped or unwilling to confront an issue they are at a loss to handle. Jimmy Sullivan prepared for his job as a bricklayer the same way every morning for years…
Read at KHN

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong

For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It’s time for a new paradigm. From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too…
Read at The HuffPost

Blood, Sweat And Workplace Wellness: Where To Draw The Line On Incentives

Workplace wellness programs that offer employees a financial carrot for undergoing health screenings, sticking to exercise regimens or improving their cholesterol levels have long been controversial. Next year, they may become even more contentious. Two recent court rulings have cast uncertainty over what is the appropriate limit for financial incentives that employers can offer…
Read at KHN

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer. I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating: He focuses on his third eye, the tip of his nose, the tip of his tongue and his throat. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home, around dusk, patients come from his village…
Read at NYTimes

What The Tests Don’t Show

Doctors are surprisingly bad at reading lab results. It’s putting us all at risk.
The man was 66 when he came to the hospital with a serious skin infection. He had a fever and low blood pressure, as well as a headache. His doctors gave him a brain scan just to be safe. They found a very small bulge in one of his cranial arteries, which probably had nothing to do…
Read at The Washington Post

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Creativity Is Available To Us At Every Moment

Ricky is interviewed by Allie Stark, on “Gutted.”

Creativity Is Available To Us At Every Moment

Ricky is interviewed by Allie Stark, on “Gutted.”

Events, Activities, Healing

Art, Music, and Healing in Cuba

Art, Music, and Healing in Cuba

Art, Music, and Healing in Cuba

Journey Dates: February 9-17, 2019 Trip Availability: OPEN
Tour Sponsor: Ricky Fishman

The histories of Cuba and the United States have been intertwined for many years. From the 1940s, when Cuba was an exciting holiday getaway for gamblers and other thrill seekers, through its takeover by Fidel Castro and his band of revolutionaries, the relationship between the two countries has been complex. When the US placed an embargo on the country in the early 1960s, the island nation became mostly off-limits to American travelers. The embargo contributed to great hardship for the Cuban people, yet through perseverance, Cuba has survived, and created a unique socio-political system while maintaining its national character.
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Events, Activities, Healing

Art, Music, and Healing in Cuba

Art, Music, and Healing in Cuba

Art, Music, and Healing in Cuba

Journey Dates: February 9-17, 2019 Trip Availability: OPEN
Tour Sponsor: Ricky Fishman

The histories of Cuba and the United States have been intertwined for many years. From the 1940s, when Cuba was an exciting holiday getaway for gamblers and other thrill seekers, through its takeover by Fidel Castro and his band of revolutionaries, the relationship between the two countries has been complex. When the US placed an embargo on the country in the early 1960s, the island nation became mostly off-limits to American travelers. The embargo contributed to great hardship for the Cuban people, yet through perseverance, Cuba has survived, and created a unique socio-political system while maintaining its national character.
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