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Healing with Unconditional Love…and Big Paws

This post was originally posted on February 12, 2012.  It’s worth another shot at the top of my blog list. Helping without judging; breaking up chaos with uncompromising love; unwinding snarls of frustration. Melissa Fay Greene’s in depth account in Sunday’s NYT magazine, of how a service dog named Chancer, connected with a troubled young boy in a way that
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What is Your Healthy Weight? NavyFlagshipNews

Is there a “Goldilocks,” ideal weight – not too light, not too heavy, but just right for each of us? And just how much is too light or too heavy? Are you happy with your weight? Oftentimes, carrying extra weight can be a burden, particularly for those serving in the military whose job may demand periods of high exertion. I
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Removing Fear May Lead to Better Health Outcomes

Why do some individuals recover from injury, illness or surgery more quickly than others?  How does the atmosphere of thought – how and what those around the patient communicate with him or her concerning their condition and their recovery contribute to rapid return to health? At a recent conference called “Patients at the Crossroads – Reconciling Patient-Centered Care, Evidence-Based Practice
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Skip the gym – Bond with Batman

The connection between what we think and how our body responds  has once again surfaced in the results of a recent study published this week in  the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and featured in a blog by Jacque Wilson in CNN.com Health. From Wilson’s blog “Researchers with the University at Buffalo asked 98 undergraduate males to rate how much
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The 400# Gorilla in the Room

When it comes to our current health care delivery system in the U.S.,  the 400# gorilla in the room that few are acknowledging, is that treatment costs are out running the ability of government, employers and individuals  to pay for them. There is lots of talk about the cost of Medicare, but the discussion is usually about the level of
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High Tech & High Touch – New Trends in Health Care

Last Friday, Mark Bertolini, the Chairman, President and CEO of Aetna Inc., was on CNBC Squawk Box explaining Aetna’s  innovative approach to dealing with health plan members  who have chronic diseases.   Bertolini said: for those with chronic disease we use “ high tech / high touch”. An example of high tech is blue tooth technology built into a bathroom scale,
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Fans-Stadium-Athletes=Top Performances

Exploring the link between consciousness, health and athletic performance is what this column is about, and being at the games has given me a lot to write about. That said, Bill Simmons (@sportsguy33), editor and chief of Grantland, who is also here is London wrote a piece in Grantland that captures how the Olympic Stadium design, enthusiastic fans and athletes
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