Last time, I wrote about how healing is unique and individual, and how therapies that purists may claim have no basis in science may nevertheless be effective in some people. ¬†Since my last post, I have seen that thesis reinforced in spades, but I will save that story for another day. This morning, for the…

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A good friend of mine speaks frequently about medical decision-making, and often quotes the astronomer Carl Sagan, who said, “the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” That quote has broader application to the work of caring for patients with illness, I think, and its applicability can be illustrated using myself as an example.…

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