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The Creed of Reason and the Creed of the Christian Faith: Which Way to REAL Wellness?

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Reason and faith lead the seeker of positive well being to different pathways, including support for or resistance to church/state separation.

Introduction: Reason Is In Season - Year Round

     No one should throw away his reason, the fruit of all experience.
     It is the intellectual capital of the soul, the only light, the only guide,
     and without it, the brain becomes the palace of an idiot king,
     attended by a retinue of thieves and hypocrites.

Wellness Lifestyles, Prayer and Irrationality: Readers Respond to a Trusted.MD Column

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If you're a writer and you want feedback, address politics, sex or religion. Especially religion!

Introduction

The previous essay generated
more feedback than others in recent years. I knew that politics, sex and
religion were topics that generally get a rise out of people more
others; I forgot that religion gets more than than the other two
combined.  

Any Chance The Donald, Hillary or Other Politicians Might Lead the Way to a Better Health System for the U.S.A.?

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America spends lavishly for medical care. We're not that healthy. Is there a better way to organize the medical system?

Introduction: Spending on Medical Care

No nation on Earth comes close to ours in medical spending, though we are not the healthiest of the planet’s inhabitants. Not even close. We’re not even in the top ten on key indicators of health, such as lifespan and infant mortality rates.The national bill for medical care, usually called “health” care though it’s more about payments for illness than investments in promoting well being, is $3 trillion at last count, which was in 2014. (It is surely higher now, since spending goes up about 5 to 6 percent annually.)

Any Chance The Donald, Hillary or Other Politicians Might Lead the Way to a Better Health System for the U.S.A.?

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America spends lavishly for medical care. We're not that healthy. Is there a better way to organize the medical system?

Introduction: Spending on Medical Care

No nation on Earth comes close to ours in medical spending, though we are not the healthiest of the planet’s inhabitants. Not even close. We’re not even in the top ten on key indicators of health, such as lifespan and infant mortality rates.The national bill for medical care, usually called “health” care though it’s more about payments for illness than investments in promoting well being, is $3 trillion at last count, which was in 2014. (It is surely higher now, since spending goes up about 5 to 6 percent annually.)

Wellness Lifestyes and Irrationality: Are the Two Compatible?

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A commentary on a popular pastime that wastes time, goes nowhere, accomplishes nothing and is irrational and demeaning.


Introduction: Epic Time-Wasters

A Wellness Perspective on the Migrant Crisis

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Can anything be done to meet the needs of desperate migrants that also safeguards quality of life in reluctant host countries?

Introduction: An Insufferable Situation

Millions
of desperate people fleeing civil wars and anarchy in Syria,
Afghanistan, Iraq and other Middle Eastern as well as African countries
have risked their lives for a chance at a better life in Europe,
particularly Germany and other prosperous European nations.

The Presidential Candidates, Other Than Bernie Sanders, Are Awful But the Voters Are Even Worse But There IS a Solution

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Better mental health in order that vastly more Americans Evolve Into Well Persons is essential for the nation's future.

Introduction: Ingersoll on the Well Person

Be Skeptical of Media Accounts Concerning Medical Breakthroughs

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Newspapers are painted in broad strokes; the merits as well as the Devil are in the details.

It's easy to get excited at some of the headlines in daily newspapers, especially those heralding the latest research findings.  Maybe this happens in part because of a need to sell newspapers, or maybe the people in the newsrooms who write headlines don't have time to read the full studies.  In any event, I have noticed a serious disconnect between the promise and the reality in a lot of announcements about the latest research findings on health matters.

Why are Americans Not #1 in Health Status?

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Americans spend far more on "health" (i.e., medical care, mostly) than any others. Why are we not the healthiest?

Americans have so many advantages, you would think we would be first in all major morbidity and mortality indices used to assess health status, but we are not first in any category -- we are not even in the top ten in most categories.

Why Obama and Everyone Else Should Reconsider Asking God to Bless America

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What good has ever come from uttering the words, "God Bless America?" None, I argue in this short essay.

Introduction

Robert Green Ingersoll said of Improved Man that “he will not endeavor by prayers and supplication, by fastings and genuflections, to change the mind of the ‘Infinite or alter the course of nature; neither will he employ others to do those things in his place.”



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