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Removing fear essential to health and healing

Eric Nelson

By Eric Nelson

The folks at Stanford School of Medicine are putting doctors in touch with their patients. Literally.

To this end, faculty member Abraham Verghese and his team provide training for 25 hands-on physical exams that, according to Verghese, are given little if any attention beyond the typical med student’s first or second year of training – “old-fashioned” stuff like tapping the knee to check for reflexes, shining a light to test for pupil dilation and how to use the tried and true tongue depressor.

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This article was published on Communities Digital News on October 12, 2014

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Finding Fun, Not Fear, In Our Senior Years

John Clague

By John Clague

George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Cultivating the right state of mind can help one stay active and vibrant.

A centenarian friend of mine seemed to understand this point. She lived alone in an upstairs apartment with no elevator. She did all her own cooking and cleaning, kept her house spotless, and managed her own investments. She often said, “I don’t believe God sees me as old.” This centenarian saw age as a reflection of a divine view, not as a number of years.

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This article was published on Medford Mail Tribune on Septmeber 25, 2014