Gaining (and Maintaining) Wisdom From Life Experience

My staff and I are quite close. Things stay busy these days, so there isn’t a lot of downtime, but I’ve worked with some of these folks for over a decade. We don’t discuss every grisly detail of our lives with each other. But we do share. We care about each other. So when one […]

Oliver North’s Ritalin Myth

The incoming NRA President, Oliver North, recently offered his theory for the spate of school shootings in this country, blaming “a culture of violence“ and the drug methylphenidate (Ritalin). “If you look at what has happened to the young people, many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten,” North […]

Merced Provider Earns “Top Doctor” Award

Alfred Johnson, MD, of Dignity Health Medical Group – Merced, was recently named one of the top doctors in 209 Magazine. Congratulations go out to Dr. Johnson and his hard working staff. Thank you for continuing to provide patient-centered care with a focus on humankindness! Dr. Johnson was nominated by his health care professional peers […]

Podcast: Diverse Diseases, Allied Advocates

Listen to part two of the episode recorded live on location at HealtheVoices 2018. (Part one was posted last week, so check it out if you haven’t, already.) In this continuation of the multi-advocate panel discussion, our panelists talk about the most difficult aspect of their advocacy and how they deal with it. They also […]

Health Matters: Preventing Type 2 diabetes

Welcome to the latest edition of  Health Matters, a professional resource, which for this edition focuses on preventing Type 2 diabetes, focusing specifically on the role of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). In July this year the NHS will celebrate its 70th birthday.  If we are to see another 70 years of the […]

Can We Treat Obesity With Regulated Hunger Signaling?

Recent research suggests that obesity can be controlled by regulating the satiety cascade, including influencing the nerves carrying hunger signals. Global obesity levels have almost doubled in the last 30 years. This is a worrying fact, especially when considering that obesity represents one of the major risk factors for many chronic diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic […]

The Carnivore Diet: Pros, Cons, and Suggestions

All-meat diets are growing in popularity. There are the cryptocurrency carnivores. There’s the daughter of the ascendant Jordan B. Peterson, Mikhaila Peterson, who’s using a carnivorous diet to stave off a severe autoimmune disease that almost killed her as a child. The most prominent carnivore these days, Dr. Shawn Baker (who appears to eat only grilled ribeyes (at […]

Therapy Can’t Treat Serious Mental Illness

There’s an ongoing misnomer among some people today that psychotherapy isn’t effective for serious mental illness and therefore can’t be used to treat it. A person might say, “Well, I have severe depression and have tried therapy on multiple occasions, with little effect.” Lived experience is an important thing to take into consideration when choosing […]

11 Ways to Simplify and Enjoy Your Life More

“Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau If the idea of simplifying your life is appealing, you might be more motivated and likely to get started on this goal if you can find an easier way to do it. Complicated lists filled with difficult tasks won’t get the job done. […]