Making Healthcare Sustainable and Healthy

Making Healthcare Sustainable and Healthy

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by Don Ingwerson

Many feel that there is nothing more important to our quality of life than health. Without sufficient health, living a productive life is difficult. Yet, few options are left beyond treatments approved by medical organizations and/or insurance plans when it comes to caring for health.Continue Reading

The Discussion Continues on the Power of Prayer

The Discussion Continues on the Power of Prayer

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by Don Ingwerson

There’s a growing debate among the medical community and the public as to whether faith and prayer should be partnered with medical treatment in healing. NBC recently did a segment on the power of prayer, with some interesting thoughts for and against prayer in the medical setting. It’s a great leavening of thought to have more people receptive to God’s message – in any setting. And just possibly more people will find that healing through prayer is not a miracle, but divinely natural.Continue Reading

Prayer and the Placebo

Prayer and the Placebo

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by Don Ingwerson

When the subject of placebos enters into the conversation, what’s the perception? That the brain can fool the body? That doctors sometimes use it to convince the patient that a substance or pill will change the existing conditions of the body? Are there ethics guiding the use of placebos?Continue Reading

Time to Rethink Health Care?

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by Don Ingwerson

Where to start when thinking about health? Everyday there seems to be a new twist on ways to gain the promise of better health or ways to overcome health problems – and many of these ideas seem logical, requiring only modest changes in lifestyle. But it’s easy to get hooked on a new fad, which is soon forgotten when a new idea comes knocking.Continue Reading

To Present a Clear View of Health Care Treatments, Prayer Should Be Included

To Present a Clear View of Health Care Treatments, Prayer Should be Included

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by Don Ingwerson

I’ve found that prayer is crucial to everything I do and believe. So you can imagine how interested I’ve been to find prayer surveyed and reported as part of national studies on alternative and complementary therapies. A 2007 report indicated that 77% of the public used prayer in connection with their health and that prayer was among the 10 most common complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.Continue Reading

Creating the Right Environment for Health

Creating the Right Environment for Health

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by Don Ingwerson

Would practicing alternative medicine allow her to spend more time with patients and, thus, lead to an environment more conducive to healing?

This final question came from a young lawyer turned physician who, like me, attended a RAND Corporation meeting on alternative health care.Continue Reading