Category Archives: American Healthcare in crisis

The frustrations of long waits in a physician’s office

A word of warning: this article is much longer than usual. Recently my nephew, Tim, who is a senior in high school, asked me for help on one of his school projects.  He was asked to select a frustrating situation … Continue reading

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American healthcare in crisis. Part 4: Possible solutions: revisiting the power of the human mind in healing.

Looking back, the first indications we had that the scientific assumptions that underlay modern healthcare were limiting us were not seen in medicine, they became apparent in the physics lab.  In the early twentieth century, research findings began to be … Continue reading

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American healthcare in crisis. Part 3: The evolution of modern western healthcare

What we know today as western medicine began to dramatically diverge from the rest of the world’s healing traditions about three centuries ago.  The main changes did not start within the existing traditions themselves, though, they began as a response … Continue reading

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American healthcare in crisis. Part 2: The main driving force behind healthcare cost inflation

Inflation is nearly guaranteed as a consequence of the worldview of modern medicine.  I believe this is true of all modern medicine worldwide, but I will be focusing on how this applies to the US for now.  Our current medical … Continue reading

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American healthcare in crisis. Part 1: The illusion of managed care cost savings

This is the first article of another new series about the problems that modern healthcare creates for both the economy of a western country like the US and the citizens who ultimately foot the bill for this healthcare.  I have … Continue reading

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