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    “When I learned that I had cancer in my lung and colon, I thought that I had just received a death sentence. But after I got home from the doctor, I thought, ‘OK, it’s not what I expected, but I have to find a way to deal with this.’”? “I suffer from a debilitating nerve syndrome on the left side of my face. On occasion, the severe pain has caused me to fall into ...

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      As I studied anatomy, I saw how well-designed and complex living things are. To attribute such a high level of sophistication to an unguided process no longer made sense to me. I have studied the human brain since the early 1970’s, and this remarkable organ never ceases to amaze me. It is the seat of thought and memory and the control center for many bodily functions. The brain is also the hub of our many sens...

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        Looking Inside the Body?—Without Surgery THANKS to advances in computers, mathematics, and science, the scalpel is giving way to nonsurgical tools in the diagnosis of certain diseases. Besides X-ray imaging, now over 100 years old, the technologies include computed tomography (CT scans), positron-emission tomography (PET scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound ima...

        January 26 at 2:52 PM view discussion
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          “Everyone has stress to some degree, yet I am overwhelmed with stress. It is not from just one big problem but from many situations, from struggles, and from seemingly unending years of caring for my physically and mentally ill husband.”? “My wife left me, and I had to raise two children on my own. It was hard being a single parent. On top of that, I lost my job and I couldn’t afford to get m...

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            When I learned that I had cancer in my lung and colon, I thought that I had just received a death sentence. But after I got home from the doctor, I thought, ‘OK, it’s not what I expected, but I have to find a way to deal with this.’”?—Linda, aged 71. “I suffer from a debilitating nerve syndrome on the left side of my face. On occasion, the severe pain has cau...

            January 24 at 2:41 AM view discussion
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              ERADICATE SICKNESS AND DEATH Everyone is subject to sickness and death today, but that will not be the case much longer. God will soon apply the benefits of Jesus’ ransom sacrifice so that “everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.” What will be the result? Sickness will be eradicated. “No resident will say: ‘I ...

              January 19 at 5:41 PM view discussion
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                According to an Internet survey, “one in four Australians say their pet is the most valuable member of the family, even more important than their partner or parents,” reports The Sydney Morning Herald online. One in three respondents to a survey conducted by an Australian financial services company spent “more time and money on their pet than on their own medical needs.” Pet treatmen...

                January 19 at 3:38 PM view discussion
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                  CONCHITA had none of the classic risk factors.* She was 40 years old, healthy, and had no family history of breast cancer. Her regular mammogram had shown nothing abnormal. But one day while examining her breasts in the shower, she felt a lump. It turned out to be cancer. Conchita and her husband sat numbly while the doctor explained her options. In times past, a doctor would tell a woman with breast cancer tha...

                  November 28 at 3:15 PM view discussion
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                    Approximately 40 to 60 per cent of human cancers are related to lifestylefactors, especially smoking and nutrition,” says cancer researcher Dr. Gary Williams of American Health Foundation. He points out that “some people have a fatalistic attitude,” believing that it is of no use to quit smoking or change their eating habits since the damage already has been done. According to th...

                    October 08 at 7:46 AM view discussion
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                      AN ELDERLY woman living in Singapore visits her doctor to complain about a persistent cough. In Papua New Guinea, a nervous father takes his daughter to the white man’s clinic to show the physician her swollen and grossly distorted face. An Iranian farmer comes to the hospital in town to ask what he can do about the nonhealing sore on his head. All the afflicted ones find that they are suffering from what seemed, unt...

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