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Lessons From a Faux Doctor

Provoked by a missing wallet, a real doc recalls a curious incident and an unlikely source of wisdom. by Paul Gahlinger, MD During a howling blizzard a couple of weeks ago I drove …

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The Spirit of the Snow Leopard

Peter Matthiessen’s quest still inspires. (He visits SLC this month.)by Paul Gahlinger Peter Matthiessen is scheduled to give a public reading as part of the Authors Live series at …

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Dr. G’s Guaranteed Fat Loss Program

Fat people should really be called survivors. At least in Paleolithic times, that would be so. In the face of food shortage, the human body turned calories into fat—a sort of on-th …

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Let the Health Care Revolution Begin

Paul Gahlinger is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Medical School and medical director of the Davis County jail system but he is not what you'd call a typical M. …

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The History (and maybe the future) of U.S. Health Care

Your mail isn’t delivered in a biplane. Why hasn’t the vehicle for medical care changed since then? One area M.D. gives some fascinating background as to how this system came to be …

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What’s Wrong With Polygamy?

Perhaps marrying more than one is not the real issue. People around the world love to snicker at the idiotic things done in the United States. There are the Pentecostal snake handl …

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In the Details: Religious Meltdown

Watch out when this religious levee breaks: Our weekday names are pagan. by Paul Gahlinger Our names for the days of the week don't make a whole lot of sense. Ask anyone, …

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Solutions: “Sicko” Shows the Problem

Is medical tourism the solution? by Paul Gahlinger In 1993, Tony Ramirez went to the small hospital at Fall River Mills, in northern California with what he suspected was a broken …

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Elemental: Lost

Wandering away from “home,” in its most basic sense, can get you into trouble. Create a sense of home, and you can learn to coexist with almost any environment. On the Saturday aft …

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Creating a Sense of Home

Home is about comfort and acceptance. The first step in creating your home is to see that your location is compatible, friendly, and protecting. That it welcomes you. The second st …

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Magic Mushrooms: A Short History

Unearthing the story of psilocybin. In July 2006, the journal “Psychopharmacology” published a major research study about the ability of psilocybin—found in hallu …

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