Healing on Horseback. Part 3

2012-06-28 / Alternative Medicine / Comments Off on Healing on Horseback. Part 3Comments

“The sights, the smells, the sounds of the horse farm have tremendous power,” says Vidrine. “You don’t necessarily have to ride the horse to have tremendous benefit.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Healing on Horseback. Part 2

2012-06-28 / Alternative Medicine / Comments Off on Healing on Horseback. Part 2Comments

Coming to a barn instead of a therapist’s office is also a plus for some people. No one needs to know they’re in therapy since they could simply be going for a ride. “For a lot of people who come from a clinical setting, when you get into a barn, it’s very normalizing,” says Michael Kaufmann, director of education for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) and founding board member of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMHA). Read the rest of this entry »

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Healing on Horseback. Part 1

2012-06-28 / Alternative Medicine / Comments Off on Healing on Horseback. Part 1Comments

Anyone who’s ever loved a pet knows that relationships with animals can be very satisfying. Horses are no exception. But in the right hands, horses can do much more than provide pleasure and a bonding experience. They can also be used in psychotherapy, allowing patients to work through their problems in unexpected ways. Read the rest of this entry »

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Digestive Disease Week 1999 Annual Meeting

2012-06-27 / Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Digestive Disease Week 1999 Annual MeetingComments

Hepatitis C: Achieving Maximum Results Putting Combination Therapy for HCV into Practice

Interferon/ribavirin combination therapy may induce a sustained response in previous nonresponders to interferon monotherapy, including those with normal ALT levels and those with predictors of poor response. Read the rest of this entry »

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Working With Healthcare Professionals

2012-06-25 / Health / Comments Off on Working With Healthcare ProfessionalsComments

Most cases of back pain do not require medical treatment. For those who do seek professional help, there are a number of healthcare providers from which to choose. Your family doctor or back specialist can guide you toward the road to recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Should Children and Adolescents Go to Funerals?

2012-06-15 / Wellness / Comments Off on Should Children and Adolescents Go to Funerals?Comments

Funerals are powerful rituals that help us confront loss. They are also meaningful family, religious and cultural events. Funeral rituals bring families together, offering each other support, and they show the ways that our own cultural backgrounds and religious faiths help us address the crisis of loss. Read the rest of this entry »

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Healthy Sex

2012-06-06 / Health / Comments Off on Healthy SexComments

People are often consumed with thoughts of sex and preoccupied with sexual problems, questions or dysfunctions. And I’m not just talking about 13-year-old boys. Sex interests and confuses almost all of us at one time or another. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 4

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 4Comments

Your assessment of fat grams seems a little low — be sure to count a teaspoon of olive oil as 4 grams of fat, and every ounce of cheese as 8 grams of fat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 3

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 3Comments

Sharon

Armand’s Reply

I would say you had a very good week of exercise! The frequency and variety are just what I want to see. As far as your decreased desire to exercise at the end of the week, I would suggest meeting a friend at the gym at those times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 2

2012-06-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Jen’s Journal, Week 3. Part 2Comments

Sharon’s Reply

Hi Jen,

Don’t fret — it takes a little time for improved food choices to filter on down to weight loss. You have been eating better this week. Meals are better than grazing, but you still have a fair amount of nonfat calories as snacks — licorice, Good and Plenty, caloric drinks, jelly beans. Read the rest of this entry »

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