Tag Archives: healthcare

What’s love got to do with it…if the dying recover when medicine holds out no hope?

The cases below are ones in which the best of modern medicine was not affording a needed cure.  These cases do not include Christian Science prayer-based healing treatment nor any spiritual or other alternative approach to treatment. But they are thought-provoking illustrations that the body does not necessarily need to act according to medical diagnosis […]

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Two views on healthcare and an impressive healing – blog thoughts from US colleagues.

Healthcare is a universally essential aspect of experience, one that matter to us all, and in the United States “universal healthcare” has been a matter of intense debate over the past couple of years. Here in the UK the coalition government has “ring-fenced” spending on the NHS as one of the few expenditures that will not […]

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Mary Baker Eddy – healthcare reformer extraordinaire…of course!

There is something pleasantly reassuring, if somewhat surprising, about a law professor casually commenting in her blog on “The Top 100 Influential Figures in American History” that she had to “click to 86 to get to the first woman.  It’s Mary Baker Eddy, who, of course, influenced health care reform.” Of course?  Of course!  Mary […]

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Making individual healthcare choices…even while lying in the road after a biking accident!

My Massachusetts colleague Ken Girard recently posted the following helpful response to the comment  “I thought that Christian Scientists always had to choose prayer for their healthcare!”  It contains an impressive healing of a pretty impressive biking accident!  It’s great to know that the effects of such accidents can be overcome through spiritual means. Over the […]

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Is only 10% valid? The merits of medical research are challenged by its internal critics.

“Are 90% of all medical studies wrong — including nearly half of those claimed to be the most reliable? That’s the provocative claim made by researcher John Ioannidis, profiled in this month’s issue of The Atlantic.”  Thus spake Time magazine, in reviewing an article called “Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science” published in The Atlantic, written by contributor David Freedman. The […]

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What’s love got to do with it…if the dying recover when medicine holds out no hope?

The cases below are ones in which the best of modern medicine was not affording a needed cure.  These cases do not include Christian Science prayer-based healing treatment nor any spiritual or other alternative approach to treatment. But they are thought-provoking illustrations that the body does not necessarily need to act according to medical diagnosis […]

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