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These biomedical breakthroughs of the decade saved lives and reduced suffering

Getty Images When it came to biomedical breakthroughs, this past decade represented a lot more hype than substance. We were promised a new era of “precision medicine,” where every patient would receive highly personalized treatments to target specifics fault in their genes. But in recent months, reports surfaced that these experimental therapies were failing most… Read More »

Americans are suffering from financial stress. Here’s what you can do about it

Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty Images We are tasked today with making many financial decisions, from managing our student loans to contributing to retirement accounts. Plus there’s paying credit card debt on time and keeping our credit score as high as possible. All of these are important, because our financial future is… Read More »

Could Assisted Living Help Your Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

When a parent or loved one gets on in age, the concern of who is going to help them and how becomes an ever-present worry. Perhaps the loved one in question is self-reliant and doesn’t require an ever-present caretaker to assist them. Maybe you were able to take on the responsibility of helping them out.… Read More »

Suffering: Seeking Out Discomfort

A popular Buddha quote: “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” Clearly, the Buddha wasn’t a trail runner. There’s a more recent quote about suffering, this one by Greg LeMond, but I can’t find it anywhere but in my memory – so I’ve probably got it all wrong. My recollection: LeMond said “getting shot in a… Read More »