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StPatricksGreenwichVillage (2)Our bold digital age, driven by egos and algos, is producing an endless stream of patients and perps — inverted and empowered. The resulting pathology needs healthy doses of truth, charity, and human solidarity.

If the St. Patrick’s Parade organizers are truly guided by the spirit of St. Patrick, they might consider letting the LGBT community march openly in next year’s parade.

It takes a village to recover reality, and advance the healing (of persons and society), so needed in the US.

BelenGarijo2014 (2)Belen Garijo, President & CEO Merck Serono, addressed the recent BIO CEO & Investor Conference in NYC.

Merck Serono is an $8 billion (2013 revenue) specialty PHARMA company, that sees itself as a leader in personalized medicine. The German company is trying to position itself in the Immuno-oncology sector (estimated at $30 billion). “We’re all looking for the same thing — late stage oncology (compounds),” said Ms. Garijo.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

FartsAroundTheWorldMany in the U.S. are obsessed with kittens, pre-K, being gay and matters related to one’s bowels.

Covering the Olympics in Sochi, New York Daily News reporter Filip Bondy wrote in his column today: “You’ll definitely want to know about how another reporter walked in on me while I was pooping at the Olympics.”

In his work, Sigmund Freud endeavoured to “show the connection between the actual facts of infantile sexual life and the actual facts of the sexual perversions” — vis-a-vis the bowels/anus. For Freud “the criterion by which we judge whether a sexual activity is perverse is if it departs from reproduction in its aims and pursues the attainment of gratification independently. You will understand therefore that the gulf and turning-point in the development of the sexual life lies at the point of its subordination to the purposes of reproduction.”

“Through the mouths of their scientific spokesmen they (homosexuals) lay claim to be a special variety of the human race, a ‘third sex,’ as they call it, standing with equal rights alongside the other two. We may perhaps have an opportunity to critically examine those claims. They are not, of course, as they would gladly maintain, the elect of mankind.” Sigmund Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

Perhaps the Pussy Riot changed their name when they realized that their infantile audience in the U.S. (gay and straight) was more interested in anuses than pussies. However, both groups share a desire for self-creation and self-glorification — that is ultimately self-defeating for individuals and nations.

“No man may glory in himself.” St. Francis

WilliamD.KennerStephen Grosz, bestselling author of “The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves,” addressed the 2014 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association today in NYC.

Mr. Grosz’s clinical writing distills 50,000 hours of clinical practice, over 25 years, into a jargon-free book that delivers a ‘being there’ experience—that he hopes will help people get at the truth of the ‘inner-world.’

Photograph (top): William Kenner, M.D.

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MTA2013The recent Metro North train derailment was caused by a drowsy/disoriented engineer. A contributing factor may have been prolonged exposure to wireless network devices (especially Wi-Fi).

Trains, planes and automobiles are no place for Wi-Fi.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

FP102713cThe Obama administration is counting on healthy and financially well off young people (overpaying for insurance they don’t need) to make Obamacare work. And yet it’s increasingly difficult to find young people who are healthy and financially well off in America today.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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BuonicontiFund2013Sports legends, celebrities and business leaders turned out to support NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti’s Fund, which aids spinal cord injury research—done by scientists at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

According to their press release: “The Miami Project’s Christine E. Lynn Clinical Trials Initiative is designed to take discoveries found to be successful in laboratory studies and fast track them to human studies. Our FDA approved Schwann cell transplantation trial, the only one of its kind in the world, is changing the spinal cord injury field and sets an important foundation for future Miami Project cell replacement therapies.”

The problem is the Schwann cell transplantation trial uses harvested hESC (human embryonic stem cells) which undermines the moral integrity of society. A better approach would be to use stem cells from umbilical cord (placenta) blood.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

SickChildThe American ‘way of life’ is killing people and making it increasingly difficult for children to be healthy and safe, let alone flourish.

Especially problematic is the 24/7 harm coming from elecromagnetic radiation associated with Wi-Fi, cell towers and digital devices.

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SarahEvansMtSinaiWhy are today’s children suffering from diseases that were virtually unheard of a generation ago?

“America’s children are at risk of becoming the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents.” So says the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mt. Sinai in NYC.

Sarah Evans, PhD, of The Children’s Environmental Health Center, spoke recently to a gathering of mothers and bloggers at Sprout in Manhattan. Her talk: How to Read a Product Label focused on ingredients in personal care products that should be avoided, especially by pregnant women, because of suspected bad outcomes in children.

Dr. Evans said the average woman puts 12 personal care products on her body. For teens it’s 17. Her list of ingredients to avoid: phthalates (not on the label–avoid fragrance/parfum), triclosan, parabens, formaldehyde, compounds ending in ‘eth’ (ie sodium laureth) and PEG, as well as nano-particles. She also suggests that those who use nail polish should buy brands labeled “three free.”

Because of the lack of government oversight in this area, Dr. Evans advocates for people educating each other and supporting companies that are reducing toxic chemicals in their products.

Suggested link: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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