This year I assisted my friend and college, documentary producer Murtaza Jaffer, in the creation of a new Ahlulbayt TV documentary titled “Saudi: A Regime Declining?” which asked a number of experts what the future could look like for a country under huge pressure from low oil prices, international condemnation of human rights abuses, and […]
Articles on Health and Medical Issues for U.S. Veterans
I remember vividly one summer day as a young teenager when I met my extremely gifted grandmother for the first and only time at my home in Nahant, Massachusetts ~ she took me by the hand, looked into my palm, squeezed my hand and knowingly smiled.
But before the dawn of a new age must come the darkness and despair for we are all now unfortunately hanging from and bearing the consequences of the Bush, Obama and now Clinton cross of Iron. And for all intent and purposes, there is only one party ~ The War party.
A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (IBILI-FMUC), Portugal is developing a bioartificial pancreas, a microcapsule with insulin-producing cells, those that are destroyed in type 1 diabetes or are dysfunctional in type 2 diabetes. Several factors have limited the clinical application (transplantation), of these encapsulation systems of the insulin- producing […]
The suit is expected to be filed in federal court in California within the next 60 days.
New Medical Discovery A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years. They have designed a microparticle that can be injected into a person’s bloodstream that can quickly oxygenate their blood. This will even work if the ability to breathe has […]
Koyaanisqatsi–It’s a Hopi Indian word meaning “world out of balance.” In the 1980s when the word first began making its entry into the mainstream American lexicon, most people assumed it meant “out of balance” in terms of the global environment. And that was the context in which it was usually used.
“We talk about PTSD being a psychiatric problem ~ how people responded to the horror of warfare,” said Dr. Daniel P. Perl, the neuropathologist who led the study. “But at least in some cases, no ~ their brain has been damaged.”
A North Carolina waterpark has closed after a teen girl was killed by a brain-eating amoeba. The 18-year-old got the death disease while taking part in a whitewater rafting.
Take a few moments today and watch this shocking documentation of how many of our veterans have been used by the Military Industrial Complex for the past 100 years ~ and remember this video when you hear “Support the Troops”.
Read Schade’s spiritual journey and discover for yourself your God within the kingdom of Religious Confusion ~ and celebrate it as I am now celebrating it with you.
While 12 European countries and 24 US states have legalised the medicinal use of cannabis, the use of the plant remains strictly illegal in most countries, Serbia included.
In other words, find your passion and live it with joy, intention and purpose and in the process make a difference ~ that in itself sums up the ultimate commencement address as well as offers us the perfect epitaph for a life well spent.
I am indebted to John Bradshaw for using his own tortured childhood experiences to find and identify the Well of Grief that many of us experienced in our own dysfunctional families ~ but I courageously surrendered to and went beneath that well of grief and found a spring of joy~ a Unified Field of love, joy and soul consciousness that lay not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears
__________ Bethania Palma Markus, Rawstory The colloquial expression about “blowing smoke’ up a person’s ass generally means they are being dishonestly flattered. But “Today I Found Out” went back in history to see where the phrase originated. While it’s unclear whether there is a direct link with the phrase, doctors did actually used to blow […]
Agroundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.
I have followed this daily recipe for over six months, have lost 12 pounds, and now weigh what I weighed as a Navy Fighter pilot 178 lbs. ~ have added lean muscle mass ~ and feel great.
Dutch scientists have put a new spin on the Victorian mantra “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A cup of coffee or a glass of wine also appear to help maintain “good” bacteria in the gut, a new study has found. Large-scale DNA analysis enabled researchers to examine what factors affect the diversity […]
Consuming fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report.
So far, photodynamic therapies have been dependent on oxygen in the tissue. But hardly any oxygen exists in malignant, rapidly growing tumors.
The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Using SOAR to Access Social Security Disability Benefits” on Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 pm EDT.
PTSD is really a reaction to being exposed to death, and anyone who’s been exposed to death in even a single incident, like a car accident ~ you don’t want to go back and think about that all the time. But you can’t not think about it.
After living with hepatitis C for more than 35 years, local resident Charles Otey — along with 500 other veterans — has been cured.
My joyful demonstration that this infinite Unified Field of love ~ and not the speed of light ~ is the absolute constant of the universe also leads me to a simple and joyous observation that psychology, science and religion ultimately all rest on a common foundation of love and soul consciousness.
A new documentary called ‘Thank You for Your Service’ sheds light on challenges military veterans face after years of intense training and war. William Rodriguez lived it.
As an octogenarian at 82 years old, I find myself increasingly concerned with end-of-life preparation ~ but I also feel a subtle anticipatory pull from within which serves as a constant joyful reminder to me that time is seemingly contracting as I approach the ultimate event horizon of death and the point of convergence beyond it.
How we characterize the injuries sustained by veterans in war is crucial both to our understanding of the war experience and to the healing process. I have argued elsewhere that to ignore, trivialize or subsume the whole of the veterans’ readjustment difficulties under the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) umbrella as mental illness is misguided and […]
Nanotechnology has helped scientists cure mice which have breast cancer in its terminal stage. The study could be a turning point in treating the disease with clinical trials on human patients expected to be conducted as early as next year. “I would never want to over-promise to the thousands of patients looking for a cure […]
© uhsm.nhs.uk A male nurse was banned from the profession after a patient that he had been caring for with a severe communication disability blinked out the words “I am being abused,” media report. Ernesto Corpus, the nurse in question, who worked at the University Hospital of South Manchester Trust, was banned from the profession […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is now able to fund care for all Veterans with hepatitis C for Fiscal Year 2016 regardless of the stage of the patient’s liver disease. The move follows increased funding from Congress along with reduced drug prices.