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Religious matters and spiritual issues frequently abound during the Holiday Season. Therefore, I will discuss an important spiritual issue today. As a pain management specialist, I have long recognized a particular pattern: many patients primarily complain of a symptom, specifically physical pain, but they are unlikely to bring up a deeper underlying issue – how [...]
Thanksgiving Day heralds the onset of the Holiday Season for many Americans. A wide variety of emotions, such as loneliness, sadness, hopelessness, loss, grief, bereavement, dysthymia (chronic baseline of mild depression) to full-blown major depression episode, happiness, joy, contentment, elation, belongingness, love, jealousy, envy, resentment, anger, hatred, disgust, guilt, shame, disappointment, fear, desperation, frustration, and [...]
The darkness of nights, especially around Halloween season, can keep young children away from sound restful sleep. Children’s imaginations may run vivid when the lights go out, and monsters then creep in the dark and lurk in the closet and under the bed. A child’s yell for “Mommy” or “Daddy” usually alarms the parent [...]
Enormously huge fighters compete in the world of combat sports. A small percentage of people in the world are born with the genetic predisposition to become large-sized adults, while another small percentage have the genetic predisposition to become small-sized adults. Most people are within a “medium range”. The environment, such as malnutrition, can have dramatic [...]
Did you know that dancers tend to live happier, healthier, and longer lives? A variety of studies have shown that dancing can increase strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, stamina, and memory, while reducing the risk of certain medical conditions, such as dementia and emotional problems. Other benefits of dancing are the socialization aspect and training the [...]
Is there animosity between last year’s National League Championship Series baseball teams: Philadelphia and the San Francisco Giants? Does the animosity spill over between the fans and the opposing teams? Click on the photo to view a brief clip of batting practice where one Philadelphia player gives a baseball to a Giants fan, while another [...]
WordPress is the platform for nearly 10% of websites, with 40 million WP users around the world. The annual WordPress conference will be held in San Francisco’s Mission Bay conference center and has been expanded to a 3-day format, in contrast to previous years’ one-day format. It provides the opportunities to network, learn, and share [...]
WordCamp San Francisco last took place in May, 2010 and is scheduled for August 12-14, 2011. What is WordCamp?
a) A gathering of people to make up new words (neologism) to add to the dictionary.
b) A misspelling: actually world camp, where people all around the world gather in San Francisco for a camping trip.
c) Actually a [...]
Regular exercise provides significant and well-documented health and fitness benefits, but concern regarding the potential for adverse maternal and/or fetal outcomes in women who exercise during pregnancy has led to uncertainty and inconsistent advice. The topic has been debated within the medical community, and I will discuss the current mainstream healthcare perspective on the subject, [...]
Mother’s Day marks day one of Women’s Health Week, but one of the greatest modern dangers to women’s health – international human sex trafficking and prostitution slavery – receives less attention than it deserves. We previously discussed the issue of domestic (within the U.S.) trafficking, but we will discuss the broader subject of international human [...]