Non-Suppressive Pediatrics

The practice of medicine took an interesting turn in the United States roughly a century ago. The net result of that turn is that the majority of interventions are suppressive in nature. This is particularly true in the field of pediatric care. Symptoms and illness are not always a bad thing. In fact, more often …

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Comfortably Numb

I heard Pink Floyd's song, Comfortably Numb, yesterday, which apparently is an autobiographical tale of Roger Water's childhood experience with a high fever that made him delirious, giving him the sensation of being dissociated from his body. He had the same feeling at different points in his adult life, including a bout of hepatitis while …

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A New Way of Thinking

"A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors." ~ Dalai Lama Much of the work we do at my company is to broaden the typical …

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Healthy Parts, Healthy Whole

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. ~ Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression- a fiscally conservative approach that relied more on a call to confidence and …

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The Big Picture

How often do you take the time to step back and look at the big picture? When a doctor looks at the big picture we use the term "holistic health." When an economist looks at the big picture we call it "macroeconomics." Any system can be broken down into its component parts, but without and …

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