A Public Health Initiative, Delivered via the Barber Shop

Public health officials are forever debating the best way to distribute health information to the public. Doctors and other medical health professionals are surely a good source, but not all people see a physician. This issue has plagued public health officials, especially those who are concerned about the gap in health services offered to Black…

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Reporting in From Donation Day

Last Sunday, I emailed to let you know that we were holding a Day of Donation. After the Treating Trauma series grew nearly two and a half times over last year, we were feeling very thankful for all the listeners throughout the world who made this success possible. And out of our gratitude we wanted…

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A Mind-Body Look at Chronic Disease

60% of annual deaths worldwide are caused by chronic disease. Let me repeat that – 60% of the people who die each year do so because of mostly preventable chronic disease. More people die every year because of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and COPD (to name just a few) than any other cause….

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NICABM Celebrates Its Last Conference

What an exhilarating journey this has been! When we first started our conference in 1988, Mind/Body Medicine was hardly on the map. And now, it has an undisputed presence. It’s gratifying to see hospitals and universities in almost every state incorporating mind/ body medicine into their programs and curriculum. I’d like to think that NICABM…

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PTSD and ADHD – Are We Misdiagnosing?

I came across a study in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect that disturbed me. Victor Carrion, MD led a team of Stanford University researchers who looked at children living in a poor, violent neighborhood. This study built on past findings which associated worsening adult health to their childhood exposure to nine types of adverse…

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Spotlight on Application: How to Treat Human Trafficking Survivors

Imagine being far from home. You were promised a good (or at least better) paying job that would allow you to support your children back home. Instead, you find yourself working in a brothel, servicing up to 20 “clients” a day out of fear that your traffickers will hurt your family if you try to…

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