Monthly Archives: March 2010

Healthcare Reform and the Media

As a healthcare professional, I have been watching the political debate around healthcare reform with some interest.  What jumps out at me more than any of the issues being discussed is the negative tone of the discourse.  One of the things we … Continue reading

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What Does It Feel Like to Have a Stroke?

Most of us take our minds and bodies for granted.  So did Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (, a Harvard trained neuroanatomist…until she suddenly suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1996.  Listen to the fascinating story of how this brain scientist describes her … Continue reading

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Food Rules

I just finished reading Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. Pollan discusses how the Western diet is linked to soaring rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  Pollan makes the point that eating well has become complicated because … Continue reading

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