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John Clague

John Clague explores and writes about the relationship between thought, spirituality and health. A retired Lane County Sheriff’s Department captain, he is now a Christian Science media and legislative liaison.

Do You Love Enough To Heal Your Dog And Cat? To Bring An Elephant To Tears?

Today my friend Keith shares his perspective on loving animals and our pets. Recently, a Wildlife team devoted to protecting animals in India approached an elephant cruelly abused and confined for 50 years. Rescuers, armed with fruit, spoke softly to Raju. Once the elephant felt their love, tears poured down his face.  He’s now living [...]

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A Healthy Way to Enrich the College Experience

With the return of college students to campuses across the United States often comes the overuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Like many college campuses, the University of Oregon struggles with alcohol abuse by students and party crashers from the community. As with any drug, alcohol easily lends itself to overuse and abuse. This [...]

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Health is More than Meets the Eye

Imagine a future that Michi Kaku describes in his 2011 book Physics of the Future. “…your health will be silently and effortlessly monitored several times a day without your being aware of it… You will have more sensors hidden in your bathroom and clothes than are found in a modern hospital or university today. “In [...]

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What the Brain Isn’t – Mind or Love

Neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel is astounded that neither scientists, including psychiatrists, nor philosophers nor academicians have come up with a good working definition of mind; nor, can they describe what thinking is. Mind is clearly not the same as a brain firing electrical impulses through neurons, according to Siegel. No one even knows how much [...]

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Here’s How To Leave Despair For Resilience

A 19th century woman loses her husband after only months of marriage. In ill health, her young child is taken away when family members adopt him out. Her second husband is imprisoned in the civil war, then deserts her. Nearly penniless and in precarious health, she has a life threatening accident. Yet, at the darkest [...]

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Can We Define Quality Health Care?

Are we always approaching improvements in health care in the right way? Sometimes our efforts to make things better actually have the opposite result. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, MD makes this point in his book Over-diagnosed – Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. Welch looks at how our pursuit of health, with the [...]

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Who Heals the Healers?

Merry N. Miller writes in Medscape News about what we think doctors should be: “Physicians are expected to be healers, available to others whenever a crisis occurs or a medical need arises. They are expected to have unfailing expertise and competence, to be compassionate and concerned, and to provide universally successful care in a cost-effective [...]

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Beyond A Materialistic View Of Health

What if everyday we focused on improving our health by focusing on the spiritual aspects of our life rather than focusing on our body and preventing or managing disease. It’s not a new idea. Jesus taught and proved that when we focus on the Divine in our life, we can expect and experience both mental [...]

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Pathways To Health Beyond Allopathic Medicine

One might say Dr. Andrew Elliott is not your run of the mill MD. Before he sees any patient, Dr. Elliott says a prayer. He then begins each patient visit thinking about the importance of his own intentions in relationship to working with that individual. These steps alone push the time he spends with each [...]

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Do We Really Need All The Health Information We Constantly Seek?

What if our obsession for information isn’t always good for us? Everywhere we go, information is at our fingertips through the ubiquitous Internet. We seem to have an insatiable desire to access data at any instant, in any location. Everywhere I go I see people staring at their laptops, tablets, and smartphones, searching for important [...]

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