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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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Where Does Consciousness Reside?

What happens after I die?  On October 23rd, a book by neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander of Lynchburg Virginia, titled “Proof of Heaven” will give one doctor’s personal experience being conscious while in a medically confirmed coma for seven days. After seven days at the Lynchburg General Hospital in 2008, while “doctors weighed whether to discontinue treatment, my eyes popped open”.  
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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 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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The Olympics; Diversity in Sport, Why not in Treatment for Health?

I returned to the States from London last Friday.   When I tell people that I was at the Olympics for a week they want to know what stood out the most.  One highlight for me was witnessing  the breadth of sport and athletes, from Usain Bolt of Jamaica winning the 100m sprint, to the synchronized swimming team from Israel doing
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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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A Moment to Remember in Olympic Stadium – Monday Aug 6th

There have been so many high points during my 8 days at the London Olympics.  Being part of the 80,000 fans who watched the 100m final Sunday night, when Usan Bolt broke away and crushed a field of the world’s fastest runner was awesome.  In that race all but one of the runners (Osafa Powell who pulled up short)  ran
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An Olympic Moment – Guest Post

My friend, Eric Nelson writes a blog for The Washington Times.  While I am at the Olympics cheering on Team U.S.A. please enjoy this great post.  Roger LOS ALTOS, CA, July 29, 2012 – This summer in London an estimated 10,500 athletes from around 200 countries will compete in 26 sports for over 900 bronze, silver, and gold medals. Although
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At The Olympics

Since arriving in London on August 2nd, my son and I have attended two Beach Volleyball events at Horse Guards Venue in Central London, and last night went to Olympic Park to watch Team GB play Australia in basketball. Beach volleyball at Horse Guards is a hoot.  Non-stop entertainment and chatter from the announcer who constantly prods the crowd to
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