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14 Jul Poverty and Stress

We have written about the relevance of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris' work a number of times on Rumur. She's the San Francisco-based doctor who realized that a good deal of the time, she was treating the symptoms of stress in her high poverty patients. When she began to practice with an understanding that her patients' stress was a causative factor...

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14 Jul My Friend Tim

My Friend Tim is another person that both inspires and supports me. Like Letha, he toils away at his work, without doing enough to let people know what he's doing. I'm gonna have to kick out some videos for his old songs; I played in his band for a few years and there were some hits there. ...

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14 Jul Jorge and Tae

Last summer we had an intern named Ana.  She is the new york born niece of a good friend from Chapel Hill.   When she first came by our office we were just starting a project for in which we were going to profile interesting and creative New Yorkers.  Ana is a film student at NYU and she had made...

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12 Jul The Repression Conundrum

**** I have updated this several times.  I kind of dashed it off originally, and wanted to expand it. **** For many people the idea that their emotions are causative in terms of their pain or illness is unfathomable.  However to me it's crystal clear that this is the case.   This is not to say that all pain is emotional pain. ...

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10 Jul My Favorite Artist : Letha Rodman-Melchior

update**** Letha passed away this evening Sept 24, at 9:05.  I wrote this piece in July.  I just sat down to write something about what an amazing person Letha is, and realized I'd already done it. **** There was a fundraiser planned for Letha in November in NY.  I'm assuming it will now be a memorial, but should still be...

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08 Jul No More WAR

Declaring war on anything; a country, a concept, or a person, is a bad idea. This is not to say that we should not defend ourselves when attacked, but declaring war is a mistake. I have been thinking about this concept of war in regards to the 2011 decision by the Institute of medicine to declare pain a disease...

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