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Health and Wellness

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Immobilizing back pain. • The Laser Spine experience. • The surgeon. • A nasty diagnosis. • Where is the finish line?

BACKGROUND. This is Part 3 of a long story about hopes built and crushed. This is a story of one woman’s faith and enduring persistence through a debilitating health crisis. In Part 1 (click here for link) Mary was immobilized by a new back injury received during a bad fall in her bathroom.… More

TRAGIC ADVERSITY – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The first story – Sheryl Sandberg. • The second story – Ryan Leaf. • Key aspects of their recovery.

I happened to read, on the same day, stories of two people well-known to the public. Both stories, stunning encounters with adversity, were presented as a person who had it all but then lost it.… More

BACK PAIN HOPE – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Cement injection into fractured disc. • The darkness. • Spiritual resource. • Laser Spine Institute.

BACKGROUND. This is Part 2 of a long story about hopes built and crushed. My goal is to chronicle the account of one remarkable woman’s faith and enduring persistence through a debilitating health crisis of back pain.… More

Surprises: Good and Bad – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: (1) Opioid deaths in the USA. (2) Using thoughts to move a paralyzed hand. (3) Bird that flies for 10 months without landing.

Last week my blog was ultra-long. To balance that, this blog is relatively short.

BUT FIRST, IF YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGES: Please note that if your email address changes, you won’t receive my blogs…..unless you send me a new email, or else you hit FOLLOW at the bottom of any blog page.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Car wreck that leads to back pain • Back pain after surgeries • Back pain after tripping on a dog • Toward depression

This story is long, and therefore in three parts, each about one week apart. The person called Mary is close to me and I know her story first hand. She has given permission to write this account.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A hippie doctor called Brilliant. • What he learned in an ashram in India. • From an ashram to combating smallpox. • The eradication of smallpox forever.

A DOCTOR CALLED BRILLIANT. I awoke last Saturday to hear on the radio a doctor being interviewed on the New Dimensions program on NPR. He had written a memoir called “Sometimes Brilliant”, and I thought What an ego!… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What is an Isaiah angel? • Do you know folks who are Isaiah angels? • Please hold up Staci Clubine who is an Isaiah angel going through a very rough time.

I HAVE DRAWN MANY TIMES ON WISDOM, HOPE, AND INSPIRATION FROM THE BIBLE. But I was surprised by what I found recently in the book of Isaiah, chapter 58.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Immunotherapy: what is it? • An exciting lab discovery, ignored for years. • Early results….and the promise to cure cancer

FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO, WHILE I WAS A GRADUATE STUDENT in Australia, a fellow student told me he was working on immunotherapy. I even remember his name. Herb said the promise was great. However I was in physics studying cosmic rays from the sun and it was a stretch for me to grasp his cellular explanation.… More

WHATS IN THIS (DIFFERENT) BLOG: • A brief comment on several hot topics: Heart disease in women. Words to boost self-belief. New superbug arrives. Positive thinking helps people age. Great Barrier Reef is dying. An American switches to Aussie football. • Everyone’s psyche needs hope……providing hope is not difficult.

THIS BLOG IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. The first part is a series of 8 images each of which summarizes a hot topic.… More

Prayer answer – WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • When pain is so bad you cry out in the night • Special song • God-intervention — a prayer answer • Disappointment before joy

We pray about things. And sometimes, when it’s serious, we pray and pray and pray. And sometimes no answer comes from God. Or it appears that way. A recent book called God on Mute  explores unanswered prayer in an honest and refreshing way.… More

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