How to Measure Nothing

In health care, if you do not name and document a problem or a process, it remains invisible. It might as well be nothing.  The biggest problem we have for […]

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New Guidelines for Integrative Care of Cancer-Related Anxiety and Depression

How You Can Use the ASCO-SIO Review and Guidelines Recently, I wrote about using the American Society for Clinical Oncology and Society for Integrative Oncology’s (ASCO-SIO) joint guidelines on integrative […]

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NEJM Roundtable Report Now Available on Financing Health

America’s health care spending is more than double the per capita average of other high-income countries, yet health outcomes and life expectancy in the United States lag considerably. How can […]

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Counting blessings

Perfection is the enemy of healing. Gratitude is the enemy of despair. I choose gratitude as much as I can and double down on it when the world or my […]

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Fear: Fast and Slow

Fast fear can save your life. Slow fear can destroy it. When something threatens your life, your loved ones, or something precious to you, fear can overwhelm you completely, leading […]

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Support for Integrative Oncology Grows

WASHINGTON (Oct. 12, 2023) – Patients and oncologists are supportive of complementary therapies, such as nutrition counseling, exercise, massage, and mediation, for cancer treatment, according to a new survey conducted […]

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The Tipping Point for Healing

I’ve often wondered what will be the first signs that our health care system in the U.S. is shifting toward whole person, preventative care. The first hint I got that […]

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New Guidelines for Integrative Cancer Pain Treatment from ASCO and the Society for Integrative Oncology

When patients with cancer pain ask you about pain management options, what do you say?  It might depend on where you practice. Most people with cancer are treated in community […]

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Who pays for healing?

Salutogenesis: The creation of health and homeostasis is the underlying process of healing that occurs constantly, every second, every day from the time we’re born until we die. When it […]

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Trauma and Recovery

Without trauma there is no healing, no resilience, no health and no wellbeing. Trauma and recovery are dance partners with very different steps but are nonetheless inseparable. Much of the […]

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