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Entries tagged with “Medicine”

5 Questions for Marianne Williamson

Williamson on the roots of depression and suffering

Book Review: Black Man in a White Coat

Black Man in a White CoatA Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicineby Damon TweedyPicadorWhen Damon Tweedy started medical school in 1997, he learned the painful truth about medic…

Book Review: Crooked

CrookedOutwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to RecoveryBy Cathryn Jakobson RaminHarperDid you know that spinal surgeons often have investments in radiology cli…

Book Review: Cure

CureA Journey into the Science of Mind over BodyBy Jo MarchantCrown Publishing GroupMy friend fishes the bottle out of her purse and I eagerly take her up on her offer, putting 10 …

Book Review: Doctored

Doctored The Disillusionment of an American PhysicianBy Sandeep JauharFarrar, Straus, and GirouxI was already feeling cynical about the medical profession when my longtime doc…

Book Review: The Fear Cure

The Fear CureCultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and SoulBy Lissa RankinHAY HOUSEAnyone given to chronic fear knows that it acts like a disease—pouncing, then …

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirBy Paul KalanithiRandom HouseWritten with eloquence, insight, and a healthy measure of humor, When Breath Becomes Air captures the thoughts and memories of n…

Brainwaves: The New Vitals

Brainwaves may soon join blood pressure and heart rate as vital stats.

Burzynski

Directed by Eric MerolaIn 1995 in the United States of America, a courageous man faced the possibility of being condemned to 290 years in federal prison and $18.5 million in fines.…

Care of the Soul: Angels and the Brain

There’s little room for wonder and real poetry in the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves.

Care of the Soul: Spiritual Disorders

Every mental health worker knows about the DSM-V, a manual for defining disorders for the health system. It’s like a dictionary in which every psychological problem imaginable has …

DNA: The Things We Carry

Ninety percent of the cells in what we think of as our body are nonhuman. Our nonhuman components fuel our cells, digest our food, synthesize vitamins, maintain our immune defenses…

Do Eyeshades Protect Against Obesity and Cancer?

In Newsweek last December, science writer Sharon Begley pulled together research showing that lab animals and pets are getting fatter, just like people: “In Macaques, living in res…

Film Review: Remote Area Medical

Remote Area MedicalDirected by Jeff Reichert, Farihah ZamanCANDESCENT FILMSThe titular organization at the heart of Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s documentary was originally cre…

Film Review: The Connection

The ConnectionDirected by Shannon HarveyElemental MediaJournalist Shannon Harvey’s documentary begins with the director explaining how at the height of her career as a newscaster, …

How to Find Your Own Personal Miracle Cure

Modern medicine is driven by huge, randomized double-blind trials that may not apply to your own particular genes or lifestyle. Here’s how to join the truly personal medical revolution.

Natural Medicine: Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

I was thrilled to read the National Institutes of Health study that found so many benefits to drinking coffee. What are your thoughts on this?Dr. Michael Murray: My …

One Reason Women Feel Pain Differently

Even in anesthesia and pain-relief drugs, one size does not fit all.

Paradise in a Pill?

On a bleak winter night in the suburbs, eight Tibetan monks wearing sandals and maroon robes shuffled out across the ecru--colored stage of the local recital hall. They paused for …

Prayer is Good Medicine

Duke University’s Dr. Harold Koenig examines why people who live spiritual lives are so much healthier.

Reclaiming Energy Medicine

Intuition medicine pioneer Francesca McCartney has grown from a nearly silent little girl into an outspoken proponent of a once-clandestine healing technology, making the science of energy a respectable twenty-first-century health care choice.

Reopening the Eyes of Compassion

I vividly remember my first day as an intern at a large inner-city hospital in Southern Africa. As I made my morning rounds through the male cardiothoracic unit, I saw patient afte…

Special Delivery

Spiritual women are reported to have an easier time in labor.

The Clinic of Your Dreams

A Burned-out M.D. turns to her community she asked what they wanted in a health-care clinic, then built it — and was transformed. Here’s what the future of medicine …

The Exercise Program That Failed

And how Big Pharma can even crush the benefits of working out

The First Child in History Diagnosed with Autism

Adapted from In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

The Free-Range Brain

Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.

Using Sound And Light To Picture The Brain And Body

A look at an innovative medical technology called photoacoustic imaging technique, a non-invasive process that uses the conversion of light and sound to create functional, molecular, and structural imaging.

VIDEO: Finding A Cure for Breast Cancer

Each year, over 40,000 women die from breast cancer. Despite billions of dollars being spent on research, breast health outcomes have not improved in 30 years. What has increased?&…

Video: True Wellness Clinic

At a time when conventional, symptoms-focused health care is failing many Americans, patients in record numbers are turning to alternative medicine for answers. On this episode, we…

Yoga as Medicine

 The other night, my partner got a migraine. He was writhing in bed, ibuprofen scattered around the room, ice packs and hot water bottles strewn everywhere. I did what I do be…

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