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Savannah Hanson: The paradox: love or suffering

August 19, 2019

“If not for the suffering that you see all around you, the choice for Love would have been made. If the choice for Love had been made, the suffering you see around you would be...







Dr. Jeff Kane: Illness’ two faces

August 12, 2019

Every human being is a community of superbly coordinated cells, tissues and organs. But we have another aspect too. Our non-physical realm lets us imagine anything: other times, other places, events that never existed. Inside,...


John Seivert: Hippotherapy, without the hippopotamus

August 12, 2019

Nope. This article is not about hippopotamuses and physical therapy. It’s about treatment with the help of a horse “Hippotherapy.” “Hippo” from the Greek word meaning horse, combined with “therapy.” References to the physical and...




Savannah Hanson: Neutrality and the power of now

August 5, 2019

Many will have key relationships or situations that were foundational to their lives abruptly shift or disappear. This is often the exact medicine required to lead us to the zero point field where we exit...


In search of the country doctor

July 29, 2019

As the demand for physicians across the country continues to grow faster than the supply, the U.S. expects to see a shortage of 122,000 physicians by the year 2032, reports a study released this year...




Dr. Jeff Kane: Health care’s art is communication

July 29, 2019

It’s 5 p.m. Friday, and a message on your answering machine says the X-ray you took Wednesday shows masses consistent with lung cancer. Whoa. You call your doctor’s office, but it’s closed till Monday. Now,...


Greg Dill: Medicare and foreign travel

July 29, 2019

Planning to travel abroad this summer? Before you go, keep in mind that Medicare usually does not cover health care services or supplies while you’re traveling outside the United States. That doesn’t mean you have...


Concierge medicine practice comes to South Yuba Club

July 26, 2019

For 22 years, Dr. Garrett Eckerling has practiced medicine in Grass Valley. Recently, he debated retiring. In a traditional medical center, Eckerling said he didn’t have time to talk with his patients, understand them and...



Tracy Lease: Why offer mindfulness in the Nevada County jail?

July 22, 2019

“Your grandpa hires ex-cons to work in his business.” “What’re ex-cons, Dad?” “They’re people who have made a bad mistake and gone to jail. Grandpa thinks they deserve another chance.” Fast-forward 40 years. I volunteer...