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Whole Health: What Do People Live For? Lessons Learned from Teaching VA Clinicians about Wellness

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By Adam Rindfleisch, M.D. In the past year, the Veterans Administration (VA) has been receiving a fair amount of negative press.  It is tough to work in the VA right now. Morale is pretty low.  And it is always challenging to be a Veteran – Veterans are one of the groups most in need of support of their health needs. …

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Your Integrative Toolkit for Cold Care

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD My daughter called me on the phone after taking her 15-month old baby to the doctor. Her voice was filled with the concern of a first-time mother whose first child had her first upper respiratory infection. “Mom, the doctor says that giving guaifenesin to Bianca is both dangerous and useless!” Growing up with a primary care…

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Common Sense Health Care on Two Continents

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By Kathryn Hayward, MD and Jack Temple MS IV My heart quickened with excitement as I read Jack Temple’s last blog post. Dr. Edwards’ response to their conversation during Jack ́s residency interview filled me with hope. I thought, “In an actual residency interview, an MD showed interest in Jack’s experiences with Integrative Health. Wow.” I hadn’t spoken directly with…

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The Things We Carry: A Portrait of Narrative Medicine

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by Annie Robinson, M.S. Narrative Medicine They carried steaming cups of deli coffee, worn shoulder bags stuffed with papers and snacks and sweaters, bright yellow Metrocards, and buzzing cell phones. They carried worry lines on their foreheads. They carried stress and fatigue from work. They carried regret about how little time they were able to spend with their families this week….

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Journeys with a Shaman

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By Adam Rindfleisch, MD If they don’t take time to explore, people passing through my old stomping grounds in southeastern Idaho might not fully grasp the beauty of the Lost River Valley. The Rocky Mountains rise straight up from the high sagebrush desert and the lava flows.  There are countless places to explore.  In fact, mountains are so numerous and…

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