Tag: Health

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    In most of the world, the poor and sick are ignored. In Lourdes, they are number one, and people say they are drawn there because they believe it is a place of great faith. More

    March 6, 2009 | Comments (3)

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    One of the beautiful things about a terminal illness is you are invited into the present, and your friendships become stronger. Your loved ones become more vital and more present. Each day becomes more beautiful. You walk through the valley of the shadow, and it’s riddled with light.

    February 27, 2009 | Comments (7)

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    Alzheimer’s disease gets progressively worse and there is no known cure. After a certain point, should an Alzheimer’s patient be kept alive with a feeding tube? Many family members say, of course: they should do everything possible to prolong a loved one’s life. But some doctors say inserting a feeding tube is inhumane, because it can just prolong a vegetative state for years. More

    January 23, 2009 | Comments (22)

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    Father Damien de Veuster, a missionary priest from Belgium, arrived at the Hawaiian leper colony Kalaupapa in 1873 to cared for the outcasts, and eventually died of leprosy himself. More

    January 23, 2009 | Comments (19)

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    Membership in the church has declined in recent decades, but some Christian Science practitioners, as they are known, still treat large numbers of people through spiritual healing.

    August 1, 2008 | Comments (2)

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    There are large numbers of babies dying in America’s poorest neighborhoods. Ground zero for U.S. infant deaths is the poorest part of Memphis, Tennessee. More

    July 14, 2006 | 0 Comments

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    Have you ever had the feeling that your doctor doesn't have enough time for you, or, if you're a doctor, that you are under so much pressure it's hard to be compassionate with your patients? There is a physician in Northern California who thinks medicine is losing its soul, and she's trying to rescue it.

    April 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

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    The yoga tradition goes back thousands of years, to ancient Indian philosophy and the Hindu religion. In this country, many Americans find the beginning exercises of yoga good ways to reduce stress. But lifelong practitioners also find it very much a spiritual discipline, using the most severe postures to help quiet the mind and achieve a sense of union with the transcendent. More

    October 15, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read the R&E interview with Archbishop Thomas Kelly of Louisville, Kentucky about end-of-life issues. More

    May 21, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read more of the Religion and Ethics interview with Dr. John Collins Harvey, who chairs the bioethics committee at Georgetown University Hospital. More

    May 21, 2004 | 0 Comments

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