FDA ordered to Examine Antibio...

Apr 12, 2012 by

From the ASPCA Blog On March 22, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must address the overuse of...

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Hungry For Change

Mar 28, 2012 by

I’m a life-long carb-o-holic.  As a child, our house usually had home-baked cakes, cookies or pies hanging around.  Homemade...

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China says ‘no’ to...

Feb 13, 2012 by

The origins of rice cultivation can be traced to the valleys of China’s Yangtze River, with some estimates putting it at over...

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A Nutritional Clue Offers Hope...

Feb 7, 2012 by

It’s not often enough that we get to report some good news about suicide and the military — for months now, the numbers...

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Eyes Are the Windows to the So...

Jan 11, 2012 by

From Discover Magazine by Valerie Ross Some might call skin the unsung hero of organs. It provides waterproofing, mediates sensation,...

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A Good Death and How to Achiev...

Jan 9, 2012 by

Is it possible to create a good death? Or is someone simply lucky if he or she dies well? These are the fascinating questions Dr. Ira...

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NIH Agrees, Nearly All Chimpan...

Jan 3, 2012 by

From Discover Online After seven months of deliberation, the US Institute of Medicine has released a report that marks a turning...

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Portraits from Kathputli Nagar

Dec 18, 2011 by

(Text and Photos by: Isaak J. Liptzin ) I arrived in Jaipur intending to stay only for a few days, but I ended up meeting a group of...

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The Open Prosthetic Project

Dec 14, 2011 by

This story is a Google search story, one used to help you understand the power of being able to search for what information you need...

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Green Tea Helps Mice Keep Off ...

Nov 14, 2011 by

From ScienceDaily Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State...

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Pike’s Peak: Promises, P...

Oct 15, 2011 by

Here are a few photos from my hike up the Barr Trail to Barr Camp, which is 6.5 miles and 3,800 vertical feet, or a little better...

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Thoughts on aging

Oct 7, 2011 by

I associate aging with deterioration, disease, and suffering. Loss of mental and physical agility is inevitable. The indignities of...

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Some Bugs I’ve Met Along...

Aug 16, 2011 by

Or How To Make Friends With Methicillan Resistant Staphylococcus Auerus (MRSA) I bounced from one side of the hard ambulance gurney...

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Kangaroo Cuddle

Aug 10, 2011 by

What can kangaroos teach us about neonatal care? David and Kate Ogg found out when their baby, Jamie, was born barely clinging to...

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Poison Control

May 18, 2011 by

It had to be the year 1943. In those days, a fellow had to be twelve years old to be a Boy Scout. So when I turned twelve, I joined...

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The skin gun – just days...

Feb 16, 2011 by

                  In the video below from National Geographic, stem cells taken from the...

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Claim the Power, Not the Guilt

Nov 11, 2010 by

I’d like to take a moment to offer some sympathy and relief to anyone who has ever been made to feel guilty about their health...

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Just a Spoonful of Sugar: The ...

Oct 27, 2010 by

Mary Poppins, Nanny Extraordinaire, quickly had her young charges believing that cleaning their room could be magical and fun. In...

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eLegs give victims of spinal c...

Oct 13, 2010 by

18 years ago Amanda Boxtel partially severed her spinal cord in a skiing accident, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Since...

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An Introduction to Qigong

Oct 13, 2010 by

Quite naturally, people often ask me to describe what it is I do when doing healing work, or to describe Qigong healing. Unless I...

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How To Be Relaxed: Don’t...

Sep 17, 2010 by

I suffer intermittently from a widely suffered yet rarely diagnosed syndrome. It’s called Prepositional Panic. I thought I...

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Cockroach Brains May Hold New ...

Sep 15, 2010 by

By Christine Dell’Amore National Geographic News Published September 9, 2010 Cockroaches may make your skin crawl, but the...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta...

Jul 31, 2010 by

When I was a child in the early 1960’s I received a polio vaccine, as did my sister and most everyone I knew. What I did not...

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PTSD: What a difference a year...

Jul 7, 2010 by

There’s a lot of bad news going around: suicides up, PTSD wrecking lives and families, not much constructive help in sight. But...

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