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steven-belanger's picture
Feb.19.2014
Photo: Herbert and Catherine Schiable   The entire (very short) article, by MaryClaire Dale, reporting for the Associated Press, at this website:   A Pennsylvania couple who believe in faith-healing face 20 years or more in prison in the death of a second child who died without seeing a...
hank-quense's picture
Nov.17.2013
  FNN science reporter Sue Entropy filed this science update on recent scientific progress Physics: Higgs Particle: Higgs is acronym that stands for High Intensity Gravitational Grounding Stuff.  A Higgs particle is extremely small and is one of those ‘unknowns’ scientists invent to...
dixie-swanson's picture
Sep.03.2013
An area near Fort Worth, Texas is having a measles outbreak. Why? Supposedly a church discouraged vaccination. And when a case was imported from abroad, it spread like a prairie fire in dry grass.   http://www.nbcnews.com/health/measles-outbreak-tied-texas-megachurch-sickens-21-8C11009315...
bruce-h-campbell's picture
Aug.15.2013
  Do not now look for the answers…At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer. -Rainer Maria Rilke     Two men, Ted and Ron, were long-term professional colleagues. I do not believe...
dr-paul-griner's picture
Aug.14.2013
Young physicians often fail to let healing to take place naturally, sometimes treating when "watchful waiting" or "tincture of time" is the best approach. This is particularly the case when the patient is not seriously ill but a diagnosis has not yet been established. Over-treating may be...
jane-wilson's picture
May.29.2013
A few years ago, the last two digits and the outside of my left palm became numb.   As I’d been unable to find a primary care physician who was taking new patients, I went to the local walk-in clinic.  I described my symptoms to the physician’s assistant on duty, who, after a...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.23.2013
Over the long course of treatments my wife Linda faced in her 8 years of ovarian cancer, there were many moments when the choices made were not clear or easy. Cancer is an unknown by definition. It is present in our bodies because something’s wrong, but that something still confounds the medical...
sheila-english's picture
Mar.17.2013
For those of us who believe that there is a higher power, energy and that we can learn to control or harness that energy and use it, this book is a must-read! The author was in the medical field and the book reflects a very organized, logical and helpful instruction and information delivery. I...
mark-gillispie's picture
Mar.14.2013
I've descended into the shelter to wait for the shit storm to pass. The very thing that is supposed to be saving my life feels like it's killing me. Except for those sneaky blood clots, I had tolerated treatment fairly well until this week. I now fully appreciate just how powerfully awful this...
matthew-michael-hanlon's picture
Feb.14.2013
In addition to ending the world's longest running professional sports contract dispute, the Mayan Apocalypse threw a scare into the medical community. The Mayan Doomsday’s effect on survival outcomes in clinical trials is an excellent, well researched study on the effect that doomsday might...