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Adolescent Health Declines, Why?

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Teenagers are at a high risk for smoking, alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity because they are trying new things. Education in school on a living a healthy lifestyle is part of the answer. Obesity is another issue.              

Adverse Drug Reactions in Seniors Leads to ER Admissions

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Adverse drug reactions lead to 100,000 emergency room visits or admissions every year. Four medications that include Coumadin, insulin, antiplatelet agents, and oral hypoglycemic medications, account for more than 2/3 of all incidences. Patients need more education, supervision, and lifestyle management if we're going to lower this number. Natural alternatives...

Affluent People are Less Likely to Reach out for Support

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
A study from UC Berkeley published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that have-nots reach out to one another in times of trouble, but that the wealthy are more apt to find comfort in material possessions. What does this say about our value system?! Through education from our role models and what we're taught in school, we learn...

Bringing New Ideas into the Mainstream with Raymond Francis

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Progress is totally dependent on new ideas, yet there is a tremendous resistance to change. Fear of doing something wrong is one issue. This is why many of us are afraid to buck the mainstream. Education is key for change; unfortunately it often takes decades.              

Can We Trust Mainstream Medical Therapies

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
We have a strong faith that medicine is scientific and accurate. Whoever funds a clinical trial has a conflict of interest because profit is their motive and they have an investment in it coming out a certain way. Big pharma protects their investments and spend an enormous amount of money trying to convince MDs to use their products. They are a major funder of...

Childhood Obesity and Lifestyle Measures

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2018
There is an epidemic of childhood obesity and much is related to high fructose corn sugar and other sugars and sedentary lifestyles. We need to eliminate TV ads and educate parents and kids about healthy lifestyles.

Dealing With Stress and Teenage Alcohol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The reasons why many teenages are stressed out and choose alcohol to relieve stress are reviewed. Our dysfunctional cultural values are the driving force leading to anxiety, frustration, and depression. Our educational system is discussed and solutions offered.        

Do Healthcare Practitioners Need Training for their Patients' Sexual Needs?

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2018
The sexual needs of hospitalized patients seems to be a "hush-hush"a topic, for people such as those with brain injuries, strokes, incontinence, and much more, but these are real issues that need to be dealt with with compassionate advice. The November of 2012 issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, explored this topic and reported that sex education...

Drug Reps Do Not Inform MDs About Dangerous Drug Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  An article published in the April issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine documented that drug reps fail to inform MDs about dangerous side effects in 59% of cases. Yet these MDs still reported that they we still likely to prescribe these drugs. This is against the law as well as immoral, but there is no resource to monitor what happens in...

Drug Side Effect Disclosures From Our MDs

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
MDs do not discuss all the side effects of medications; there is simply not enough time and they are trained to recommend drugs as the primary treatment for illness. And, Big Pharma does not disclose all side effects.        

Educating Grade School Children about Alcoholism

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2018
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Food for Thought with Cindy Geshon

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Dr. Len interviews the founder of the Wellness City Challenge in Contra Costa County that is revolutionizing the diets of school children. Her leadership in hands on "eat and learn" classes and promotion of what a healthy diet is is making grass roots changes in the community.      

Growing, Promoting, and Distribute Healthy Produce with Guido Farrell

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
It is important that we teach our children about healthy food and a clean environment. Guido has a TV program and educational program in schools that does this. He believes in growing, promotion, and distributing produce to create wellness. Teaching through flavor works!      

Health Care Reform

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
Health care reform is in the news but it is no more than insurance reform and preservation of the status quo for Big Pharma and the medical industry. Certainly we all deserve health care, but we also need a system that preserves wellness and is focused on prevention. The corruption of Congress, Big Pharma, medical insurance, FDA, CDC, medical education and medical...

Health Medicine: Its History with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
One of the founders and developers of Health Medicine shares the story of how the model came into existence. The economics involved with health medicine practice are a limiting factor. The nature and style of Healing Circles is reviewed. Two aspects of these circles were information exchange to connection of the entire group was most satisfying.          

Holistic Law: Finding My Soul with Gary Gwilliam, JD

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Finding one's soul as an attorney is about discovering who we are and what our purpose is in everything we do. Work as an attorney tranformed into understanding who a client is and what they need for healing. Education becomes the most important aspect of what we do whether an MD, school teacher, or attorney; it is about teaching healing.

Holistic Nutrition with Ed Bauman, PhD

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Holistic nutrition looks are how everything fits together; this includes all aspect of food. It is important to appreciates how food interrelates with our culture and with nature. This provides great insights into how the world works and how we can influence how it functions.          

How to Prevent Mass Murders

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Losing a child from a mass murder is incomprehensively horrendous. We are outraged every time there is a mass murder, but what do we do to prevent another? Not much. Gun control is understandably a complicated issue because we certainly don't want to have a dangerously deranged person who is capable of a mass murder to have a gun. Yet the second...

Human Flourishing with Elliott Dacher, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Human flourishing means achieving optimal well-being that includes a luminosity and presence, aliveness, vitality, enjoyment that can exist in all phases of life that include aging, disease, and death. It is not possible to enjoy health when you are part of a profoundly sick society! Our challenge is to learn to be in the moment and not be preoccupied to worry,...

Ignored Medical Breakthroughs

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Every year there are advances in research that should be brought forward into clinical practice but don't make it because of conflicts of interest. One reason is that new technologies may require more study or financial investment by the practitioner. Second, new technologies will replace old ones that are profitable. The example of the photon stimulator...