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The Science Behind the Health Benefits of Herbs and Spices

Words like “superfood” are a bit misleading, aren’t they? There’s nothing “super” about them at all — it’s food that’s good for us that we don’t eat enough of.

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When Even the Doctor Can't Escape

When I was approached by Dr. K Kay Moody asking me to consider writing a piece about the subject, I instantly felt a bit guilty for not recognizing that domestic violence against physicians was an issue beyond some domestic abuse statistical outlier. Dr. K Kay Moody had become somewhat of a social media celebrity in the field of Emergency Medicine having started and currently serving the unenviable task of moderating a Facebook group of nearly 20,000 Emergency Physicians. Trust me when I say that I know ER docs, and the prison warden at Attica has it easier than Kay. Consequently though, she had her finger on the pulsating carotid of the Emergency Medicine community and she knew that many were still reeling with grief and some reached out to her. 

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How to Score Innovation Opportunities

Suppose you are running a pitch competition and need to create a scoring rubric? Or, maybe you are the head of a technology transfer office or innovation center and need to screen lots of ideas? Or maybe you teach innovation and entrepreneurship and need to clearly explain to your students how their submissions will be graded?

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Probiotic Pros and Cons

I will avoid any semblance of suspense or drama here: I am a proponent of probiotics. I take one daily. I even helped formulate one, uniquely positioned for use at night.

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Catastrophizing: How to stop the Anxiety Cycle

An anxious person can turn almost anything into a possible catastrophe and catastrophizing is a common occurrence in people that are feeling anxious. It is caused by anxiety but also serves to fuel anxious symptoms. Because of the cyclical worsening that happens with symptoms of anxiety it is important to interrupt this cycle. People often stop living in the moment and spend much of their time worrying about the future.

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Sad State of American Hearts

My lament is literal, not figurative. As a humanist, I might well have cause to lament the figurative state of the American heart, too: the roiling churn of diverse “isms” that are the new normal, disfiguring and pockmarking the ideals and values a big-hearted land of inclusiveness has long beamed to the world. But my lament is literal. To paraphrase an NBC News headline that stated the case bluntly: almost half of all Americans have heart disease.

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Diet: If We Can't Be Right, Is There a Best Way to Be Wrong?

Predictably, and yes, sadly, the publication of the EAT-Lancet Commission Report on “healthy diets from sustainable food systems” by a large, multidisciplinary, multinational group of world-leading experts ran immediately into discrediting criticisms, generally by far-less-qualified commentators. Some such whingeing, in places like “Beef Magazine,” are too dismissible to bother dissecting. But others- in places like, for instance, Psychology Today - might appear less so.

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