Ask Dr. Eric Willmarth, a pain management specialist and instructor at San Francisco-based Saybrook University, what it’s going to take for mind-body medicine to gain a credible and lasting foothold and he’ll tell you that it’s us. Not insurance companies. Not hospitals. Not even doctors, but us. This blog was published on Washington Times on Feb 14, 2012.
Mark Twain is famous for saying, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Increasingly, the public and health experts are discovering the truth of Twain’s statement.
"Le 20ème siècle nous a légué un cadeau fabuleux: trente années de vie de plus en moyenne" nous dit le docteur Laura Cartensen, un professeur de psychologie de la prestigieuse université de Stanford (Etats-Unis) et fondatrice du Centre de longévité attaché à cette université (Stanford Center on Longevity).
This article was published on Le Parisien on Feb. 15, 2013.
Would you stand in a glass booth on a crowded city sidewalk and let passersby judge how old you are before engaging experts to give you a new look? How about compete with other contestants to win a dream wedding and plastic surgery? That's makeover TV.
Marine Lance Corporal Carlos Lozano drops from a helicopter during a simulated raid, confronts mock Afghan villagers, and is rocked by loud explosions. Then, obeying orders, he sits silently and stares at his boots.
The Marine isn’t happy about stopping to meditate. But it just might be for his and the entire Marine Corps’ good.
I have a friend who suffers from SAD -- seasonal affective disorder. The long periods of clouds and rain depress her so much that she feels she can no longer live in the northwest. She and her husband are actively looking to work and live in a sunny climate.
This article was published on Oregon Live on Feb. 7, 2013.
L’onestà aiuta il nostro benessere
By Cristina Cordsen
Dire bugie può essere dannoso per la nostra salute fisica e mentale. È quanto dichiarato durante la conferenza The science of honesty tenutasi lo scorso agosto a Orange County, durante la centoventesima conferenza annuale dell’American psychologial association. Lo studio, della durata di dieci settimane, è stato effettuato su centodieci persone tra i diciotto e i settantuno anni, con lo scopo di determinare l’impatto della bugia sul senso di rilassatezza percepito dicendo la verità.
This article was published on page 13 of Il Mensile in January 2013.
More than a year ago, the University of Michigan did a study to try to answer that very question. In the study, “They found significant and complex immune responses in the people who got sick and the people who didn’t….Although they understand that some people’s immune systems resist the virus, they still don’t know how or why that happens.”
This blog was published on KPC News on Jan. 27, 2013.