"As children, magical possibilities were limitless. Every new discovery — about nature, our bodies, ourselves — held the potential of giving us that tingle of magic’s presence. Then we grew up and magic faded..."
Spirit of Change - January-February 2002
The increased risks for breast and ovarian cancer, gallbladder disease and life threatening blood clots have deterred many women from using synthetic estrogen replacement therapy (ERT).
Sick and dehydrated I prayed to a God I had not talked to in over forty years. I was in the village of Concepcion Chiquirichapa located four hours from Guatemala City in the western highlands of Guatemala.
A 63-year-old man, seemingly in vibrant health, was struck one morning by a massive stroke. He had been a writer and a public speaker, and in the aftermath of his stroke, he found that searching for the right words was like rambling around a large closet looking for a sweater tossed in the corner.
I boarded a Red Cross bus on the afternoon of September 11 as part of an emergency assistance team from my medical college in Westchester County, New York, 35 miles north of where the buildings of the World Trade Center had stood a few hours before.