Category Archives: Shared Posts

You Think All Screening Tests Must Be Good?

Getting medical screening tests must only be a good thing, mustn’t it? It might find some cancer or other condition that would be missed otherwise? [caption id="attachment_2615" align="alignright" width="836"] What The Wags Call "An Acute Remunerative Procedure."[/caption] What this idea doesn’t take account of is that testing can lead to, not only pain, anxiety and…
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We Still Need to Think Ahead About How We Die

The need to discuss end of life plans still seems as acute as ever.   I wrote about The Conversation Project for our local newspaper, The Free Lance-Star back in February 2014 (which I paste below). But in yesterdays Health section they have an article from Kaiser Health News with the same message - talk…
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More Mindful-ness

Mindfulness seems to be very much in the news at the moment. It has become the “therapy du jour.” I wrote a brief post (see post on Mindfulness Stress Reduction ) following a service at the local Unitarian Fellowship by a Dr. John McLaughlin who teaches MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction). Then I took a…
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