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A Natural Way to Reduce Anxiety: Binaural Acoustics

Natural Way to Reduce Anxiety

  By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH A natural way to reduce stress and anxiety is to listen to binaural acoustics. They are my go-to when I feel anxious or am having difficulty falling or staying asleep. I also use them when I have premenstrual cramps, since binaural acoustics at specific frequencies have been shown to […]

My Long First Date with Death

My Long First Date with Death

  My Long First Date with Death By: Erin Stair MD, MPH Still crusty-eyed, I sluggishly walk into the New York City hospital’s musty surgical on-call room. It’s 6 AM and still dark out. To lighten the mood, I start joking with the other medical students, identically dressed in loose-fitting, light-blue scrubs. All of us would […]

Medicating Normal

Medicating Normal

What does medicating normal mean? Does it happen? Should we refrain from medicating emotions and feelings that are perfectly normal given the circumstances? These and related topics will be discussed in this Causes or Cures podcast episode. In this episode , I chat with Wendy Ractcliffe and Angela Peacock about the documentary film, Medicating Normal. […]

The Metaphor of Medicare for All

The Metaphor of Medicare for All

  On one of my more recent Causes or Cures podcast episodes, Dr. John McDonough explains the metaphor of Medicare for All. Medicare for All is a highly controversial and emotional topic. For some, it’s the most important voters’ issue. It’s also incredibly hard to define. For instance, does it equate to universal access to […]

Wellness is a Luxury Brand- New Podcast

Wellness is a Luxury Brand

  “Wellness is a luxury brand. Verdant Corpora is a luxury brand. If you want to make a goop-ton of money and be thriving ambassadors of Verdant Corpora, it is imperative that you understand, and embody, our Culture of Wellness.”  – from my parody, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling.   Hi guys, Wellness is a […]

Are Cell Phones Safe During Pregnancy?

Wireless and Pregnancy

    Are cell phones safe during pregnancy?  What about wireless exposure in general? Can being exposed to EMF radiation while in utero lead to ADHD, cognitive dysfunction and behavioral problems? One top doctor shows it can. While the latest and greatest new gadget is exciting and trendy, I always wonder how it impacts our […]

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