How Spaghetti Changed the Medical System

How Spaghetti Changed the Medical System

Feb 22, 2010

If you haven’t had a chance to read Malcom Gladwell’s books, such as “The Tipping Point,” “Blink” or “Outliers,” you’re missing a great read.  Mr. Gladwell’s unconventional explanations delight and challenge broadly-held assumptions.  In a talk given at a TED conference (see www.ted.com), he tells...

The Key to Medical Reform

The Key to Medical Reform

Feb 10, 2010

I’ve often wondered if common sense could be applied to complex issues.  Take health care reform for example.  To describe it as labyrinthine would be an understatement.  With stakeholders galore, political, financial, social, commercial, religious, ethical interests tussle for supremacy.  Did I mention the seven billion lives at stake?  What a...

Regional Event Proves Great Success!

Regional Event Proves Great Success!

Feb 8, 2010

It is always exciting when a group of like-minded practitioners come together, without ego, without agenda, but with open hearts and open minds to learn how to better serve their patients.  This is exactly what occurred at the BioEnergetic Methodologies 2-day event in Indianapolis on January 29-30.  Although the group was diverse in their backgrounds, the...

Integrative Medicine – A Historical Perspective

Integrative Medicine – A Historical Perspective

Feb 6, 2010

The history of the development of medicine and medical care is as fascinating as it is tumultuous.  From the earliest written and spoken records, we know that our forefathers shared our interest and at times obsession with the factors of birth, death and disease. To begin with, what causes disease?  Over the centuries we have blamed influences such as demons,...

The “Flexner Century” is over…

The “Flexner Century” is over…

Feb 1, 2010

…what’s next for Complementary and Alternative Medicine? I read an interesting article today that I thought you’d appreciate. The author, Emily Walker, a Washington Correspondent for Medpage Today wrote: A century ago, Abraham Flexner’s pivotal report redefined medical education and laid the groundwork for the growth of academic medical...