Here are three articles in the news this month that indicate a growing cultural change in the use of drugs for health.
From Reuters, by Debra Sherman, posted on HuffingtonPost.com, March 13, 2013
- “We are eager to add medicines and reluctant to take them away,” said Krumholz, who heads the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation and is a frequent critic of how drugs are sold and used. “So people accrue medications over time.”
- Dr. Robert Harrington, a cardiologist at the Stanford School of Medicine, said…”There’s got to be a way to start peeling away, and maybe it’s over a period of time, or as the clinical status changes.”
Special from Next Avenue by Gary Drevitch, HuffingtonPost.com, March 13, 2013
- When it comes to medical care, “less is sometimes better,” Wolfson says.
- “This is all about cultural change,” Wolfson says. “We want patients to go from asking, ‘Why don’t you do that test?’ to ‘Why did you do that test?’
A Perspective on health: “On the trail of relief from sinusitis”
By Tony Lobl, Christian Science Monitor (CSMonitor.com), March 4, 2013
- Since that time, my first choice of medication has been to strive to be more aware of, and express, that unbounded spiritual consciousness – that divine Mind – which spirituality and health pioneer Mary Baker Eddy described as the infinite intelligence behind Jesus’ [healings].
- Such an approach to health is no guarantee of a problem-free life. But it comes with spiritual “health benefits,” with no adverse side effects.