"Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue."

Paul Kalanithi, Physician, author of "When Breath Becomes Air" 

The Intricacies of Antidepressant

Once upon a time there were jokes circulating about putting Prozac (fluoxetine) in the drinking water.

The idea was that the modern antidepressants were indicated for most people living in today's society, and that these drugs were completely safe to use.

Now, these same drugs have so many warnings that they have become increasingly difficult to use in treating the common maladies of depression and anxiety.  

June, 2016
Dennis McCullough, Pioneer of 'Slow Medicine' in End-of-Life Care, Dies at 72

Dr. Dennis McCullough, a pioneer of the "slow medicine" movement, which advocates palliative care over invasive regimens for older patients suffering from the inevitable and irreversible decline of aging, died on Friday in Bar Harbor, Me. He was 72.

The cause was a heart attack, his wife, the poet Pamela Harrison, said.

Dr. McCullough, who lived in Norwich, Vt., had gone to Maine to address community nurses in a conference about slow medicine, a protocol that, dying suddenly and relatively young, he never had the opportunity to apply to himself.  Read More

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