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Can’t We Expect to be Healthy at Any Age?

Can’t We Expect to be Healthy at Any Age? Debra Chew “I just hope I am healthy enough to enjoy my retirement years,” a friend commented. Interestingly, this friend is 10 years from making the decision to retire, yet seems … Continue reading

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Are Spirituality and Prayer Key to Mental Health?

Are Spirituality and Prayer Key to Mental Health? Debra Chew  “Spirituality should be considered one of the vital signs in the care and treatment of patients,” said Christina M. Puchalski, MD, FACP, Founder and Director of the George Washington Institute … Continue reading

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Can Your Grudges Be Making You Sick?

  Can Your Grudges Be Making You Sick? Forgive and Forget – that’s what “they” say.  Often, a lot easier said than done!  But, is there something to that old saying?  Could it be that by not forgiving and forgetting, … Continue reading

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WOMEN AND BALANCING THE “CHANGE OF LIFE”

Women and Balancing the “Change of Life”      My favorite act at the circus is the balancing act.  You know, the guy walking the tightrope,balancing each step he takes so that he doesn’t lose his equilibrium and come crashing … Continue reading

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WHO OR WHAT IS THE “AUTHORITY” FOR HEALTH TODAY?

Who or What is the “Authority” for Health Today? Debra Chew  “Oh, my aching body” was the prevailing theme at the table of a recent event I attended.  The chatter included details of operations, diseases, and drugs; and almost everyone … Continue reading

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Freed From the Chains of Addiction

FREED FROM THE CHAINS OF ADDICTION Debra Chew How many times have you heard “I’m addicted to chocolate” or “I’m addicted to my morning coffee?”  These statements sound familiar and generally innocuous.  Someone is simply sharing that they like something … Continue reading

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How to Engage Your Spiritual Nature to Improve Your Health

How to Engage Your Spiritual Nature to Improve Your Health  If there was a way to improve your health by changing the way you think about things, would it be worth it to you?  So, what if you are clueless … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Prescription Bottle for Pain Relief

    Most people do not like pain. That’s a pretty safe thing to say.  Whether it is physical, mental, or emotional pain….individuals, groups and organizations have been working for thousands of years to find relief for all types.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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OVER-DIAGNOSIS: WHEN OVER-ACHIEVING ISN’T ALWAYS GOOD

OVER-DIAGNOSIS: WHEN OVER-ACHIEVING ISN’T ALWAYS GOOD Debra A. Chew             When I was in the first grade my parents learned that my teacher considered me to be an over-achiever.  They found that when I was given my classwork, I was … Continue reading

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Sprituality and Beating Breast Cancer

by Debra Chew  Today, I passed the local hospital and saw a large pink ribbon on the sign in front.  And, pink water rushed forth from the beautiful water fountain at the entrance.  Well, of course, October is National Breast … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging – What It Takes (Guest Blog by Steve Salt)

Healthy Aging was a topic of awareness for the month of September.  Since this is the last day of the month, I thought I would share a blog by my Ohio colleague, Steve Salt.  Enjoy! Healthy aging…what it takes Photo: … Continue reading

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The Power of Faith on Health

  Last Wednesday, I was doing errands and was so surprised to see a banner-type sign in front of our local Catholic church that read:  Healing Service Tonight.  I thought about that sign all day.  I realized that while I … Continue reading

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