Category Archives: Health and wellness

We’re Surrounded by Neighbors

This is a true story related by one of my hospice patients. I’ll call him Fred (not his real name). After the war, Fred worked at an airplane plant in southern California. He had a hot convertible sports car that … Continue reading

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God Smack Fear with Hope

Before seminary, I worked for American Express. There was an occasion where I ran across some software that would make what we do more productive. I presented it to my boss and he said go ahead and order it.   … Continue reading

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You Never Walk Alone

Tony Campolo is a professor of sociology and a popular speaker. Campolo has written many books about social justice. I have quoted him in a few times in previous sermons. He was once invited to a women’s conference where he … Continue reading

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Healthcare reform epilogue

Today, March 23, 2010, Health Care Reform legislation was signed into law. It really is health insurance reform. Health care reform will have to wait for another day. This does not diminish the great accomplishment made by Congress and the … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform and Bankruptcy

Harvard and Ohio University researchers published a study about the relation between bankruptcy filings and the cost of health care last year. The statistics are alarming. 62% of all bankruptcy filings were due to crushing health care debt. Even more … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform Ideas

Not long ago, The New York Times Magazine ran an article about reforms in the health care community. In particular, Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, was an example of internal changes that have improved the health of their … Continue reading

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Get a shot already!

I am continually amazed to hear about parents who will not immunize their children for the flu and, more specifically, the H1N1 flu. I hear this on the radio as parents call in and declare to a medical expert they … Continue reading

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Diet and Cancer

There is another email hoax going around. What else is new? This one is potentially dangerous. It claims to be from Johns Hopkins and contends that diet and other methods are more effective in treating cancer than surgery, chemotherapy, and … Continue reading

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Keeping Marriage Alive

I recently saw an article on MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30808963/from/ET/) about couples either kindling or rekindling their marriages. The assertion is that dull marriages can wreck a marriage. Couples need to do new and/or exciting things together to keep the flame going … Continue reading

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Canadian Health Care and Rumors

Ralph Milton writes books and a weekly religious listserv piece called, RUMORS. Below is his story of his experience in Canada (his residence) after a cardiac event. Rumors – I thought it was a bit of heartburn. I headed for … Continue reading

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