A Weekly Column
copyright 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001
Barry Bittman, MD
all rights reserved

Barry Bittman, MD

TRANSLATE THESE ARTICLES INTO
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish
simply copy the WEB ADDRESS of the selected article and

CLICK HERE

Read Dr. Bittman's latest articles on
WORLD PEACE
CLICK HERE

About Dr. Bittman
About this column
About his latest book with Anthony DeFail

ARTICLE INDEX

CANCER

CARING & COMPASSION

CHILDREN & TEENS

DISEASE MANAGEMENT

HEADACHES & PAIN

HEALTHCARE ISSUES

HOLIDAYS & SEASONS

HUMOR & PLAY

NATURAL REMEDIES

SELF-HELP & SELF-CARE

SMOKING & TOBACCO

SOUNDS OF HEALING

SPIRITUALITY

WORLD PEACE

 
CANCER
Beating the Odds: what it takes to be exceptional
Cancer: it's not all in the genes
Cancer: self-help vs. guilt and blame

Cancer Prevention: what we need to know
Cancer, Weight Gain and Inactivity: drop the pounds and cut the risk
Challenging the Odds: forget the prognosis
A Deadly Waiting Game: early detection is key
Facing Cancer: Not now, she's having a no hair day!
Insights of the Masters: Bernie style
Look to This Day:the challenges of coping with cancer
Stress-Cancer Connection: breakthrough findings present possible explanation for treatment failures

Survivors: Who are they?
When Doctors Get Cancer: new perspectives for caring

Whole Person Cancer Care: an extraordinary opportunity at a critical juncture


CARING & COMPASSION
Affirmations: creating our positive outlook

The Boomerang Effect: It's bound to come back and hit you!

Compassion: the power to transform ourselves and our conflicts
Discovering An Inner Perspective:healing within
Discovering What's Right With Us: harnessing our inner healing resources

Finding Our Way: navigating the maze of life

Follow Your Heart: and you'll find your way home

Getting To Know You:
shaping the healer within
It's Been A Long, Long Time: a synchronous message of love
Mend a Hole: in the threads of life
Nurturing Relationships: hug for longevity
Where Healing Begins: the foundations of respect


CHILDREN & TEENS

Adolescent Development: become your child's mentor
Back to School: building successful dialogues with teens
Back to School: with a healthy attitude
Concussions in Sports: a new perspective on the real danger
Educating Our Children: a mind-body perspective
Hole in the Woods: a healing example for all of us

Hyperactivity: what we need to know (part I of a II-part series)
Hyperactivity: what we need to know (part II of a II-part series)

Making Our Schools Safer:
our shared responsibility
Prescribe a Hug: instead of a drug
Healthy Lifestyles in Teens: and the reality of peer pressure

DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Alcoholism: when the problem hits home
Alternative Medicine: or striving for whole person care
Baboon + Pig: and the potential future of diabetes control
Brittle Bones: take an aggressive stance
A Global Perspective of AIDS: our shared responsibility

Childhood Asthma: a new approach
Depression: key insights for the elderly - Part I
Depression: key insights for the elderly - Part II
Diabetes & Heart Disease: reducing the risk
Diabetes on the rise: a wakeup call to change your lifestyle
Heart Attack Survival in Women: an unfortunate stereotype
Heart disease: knowing the risk
High Blood Pressure: a new twist on the white coat syndrome
Mental Gymnastics: couch potatos and Alzheimers disease
The Mouse That Roared: preventing diabetes in children

MS:an early treatment strategy worth considering
Preventing AIDS: on the global horizon
Out of the Jungle:a new discovery for Diabetics

Sleep Deprivation: alternatives to counting sheep

Snoring: a serious risk factor for heart disease

Snoring: treatment alternatives that make sense

Stroke Prevention: tell your wife to take a hike  

HEADACHES & PAIN
Chronic Pain: when the injury doesn't fit
Daily Headaches: when the cure hurts
Hope: a welcome companion for an aching back  

HEALTHCARE ISSUES
Beam Me Up Scotty: technology at a cost

Broken Heart: a cardiac risk factor for women
The Buck Stops Here: the economics of prevention
Buyer Beware: this isn't what the doctor ordered
Celebrity Medicine: a rational approach to media hype
Cloning: taking life into whose hands?
Consciousness: communications technology and the new millennium
The Downside: employee absenteeism
The Future of Medicine: projections for the new millennium
Growing Pains: the challenge of integrating medicine
Healthcare: restructuring a flawed system
Hello Dolly: or is it Polly?
Here's the Code: What's Next?
Infertility: a whole person solution
My Tummy Hurts: a new elixir for a frustrating problem
Mind and Body: technological predictions for the future
Responsible Choice: morality & healthcare
Stem Cell Research: the good, the bad and the obvious
Superbugs: survival of the fittest
Synergy in Healthcare: working together to meet the challenges of the future

There Ought To Be a New Law: protecting consumers
Where We Were: and where we are going
Working Together: solving the health care crisis

HOLIDAYS & SEASONS

Getting together for the Holidays: memories everlasting
Spring-ing into Action: growing new brain cells
A Time For Honoring Grandparents: a holiday wish to foster healing in the golden years
The Holiday Season: a time to go the extra mile
Tis the Season: to awaken the inner child

Twelve Prescriptions for Christmas: a perspective for discovering the holiday spirit
 


HUMOR & PLAY
FUN: the secret of staying in shape for health
Laugh at Yourself: turn that frown upside down
Laugh in the Face of Adversity: I'm only kidding
Laughter: a prescription for wellness


NATURAL REMEDIES
Andro Is Not Your Buddy: debunking the myth
An Update on Herbs: natural isn't without side effects
Herbal Medicine: real drugs with real side-effects
Herbal Medicine vs. Prescription Drugs: a challenging issue
Herbs and Infertility: new findings than can make a difference  

SELF-HELP & SELF-CARE

Acupuncture: a practice of the ancients substantiated by modern medical science

Brain Power: pumping iron mentally
Caught in the Net: addiction or not?
Chicken Soup: and healing insights at the dinner table

The Elusive Diagnosis: when dis-ease leads to disease
Facing Our Fears: navigating the path to wholeness
Feeling Good: reaching the top of your game
Forever Young: attitude of longevity
Fun in the Sun: keeping it safe
The Glass That's Half Full: optimism and longevity

A Good Night's Sleep: without drugs
A Great Day: What does it take?
Healthy Attitude: Do you have what it takes?
Healthy Attitude: survival 101
Inspiring Compliance: a new RX
It Keeps on Ticking: understanding your biological clock
Learning to be: worry-free

Maintaining a Sense of Control: a healthier approach for wellness

Maximizing Memory: use it or lose it!

Menopause: insights for preventing osteoporosis and lowering cancer risk

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How do I compare to them all?
Nail Soup: just add the spices
Never Too Old To Learn: reversing the aging process
On Being Human: the delinquents
Out of Work Syndrome:reestablishing control
Placebo Power - more than just a sugar pill

The River of Life: an invitation to paddle

Resolution for the New Year: Goal Setting 101
Staying Young with Tai Chi: an exercise of mind, body and spirit

Stress begins at an early age: before you might imagine
The Stress-Fat Connection:the thick and thin of your figure

The Stress-Memory Connection: key insights for your future
Touch: more than just skin deep

Time Out: for living life fully
Transforming Work: into satisfaction and personal empowerment
Weight Loss for Real: drop the pounds without dieting
Whose Responsibility?: food for thought

SMOKING & TOBACCO
Burning America: murder under the law
Depression and Brain Damage:2 more reasons not to smoke
Smoking Prevention: the good, the bad and the ugly
Tobacco: a global epidemic
Up In Smoke: another crucial legislative step
Up In Smoke: when murder is a profitable industry


SOUNDS OF HEALING

Asthma: musical instruments as medical instruments
Deep Within: drumming as a healing strategy
Drumming:
to the beat of life
Got Rhythm? - Part I
Got Rhythm? - Part II
Guided Imagery: a new approach for conventional healthcare
Healing: to the beat of an inner drummer
Little Drummer Boy: a precious gift of inspiration
Music-Making:practicalpiano tuning insights
Music and Medicine: the universal language of mind, body and soul
Music Enters: where words cannot pass
One Happy Family: notes of camaraderie
Orchestrating Healthcare in the Future: the sounds of healing
Recreational Music-Making: mind, body, spirit and wellness
Rhythmaculture: the roots of community
Sound Advice for Health: the musical elixir of our minds
Sounds Like Silence: and chronic pain

Take Two Music Lessons in the Golden Years: and call me in the morning

Virtuoso: mind, body and spirit in harmony

SPIRITUALITY
A New Day: for wisdom of choice
The Carpenter's Lesson: building your future with pride
Collective Consciousness: seeing the forest rather than the trees
How Would You Introduce Yourself: to God
Integrating Prayer into Medicine: a "whole person" approach
Modern Day Noah: fundamentals of ark building
On Tattered Wings: a closer look
Religious Practice:a spiritual foundation of health

WORDSWORDSWORDS:sharp and to the point
Where's the Spirit?: Its role in Mind-Body Medicine

WORLD PEACE
Lost Generation: suddenly found
Onward: as the dust settles
Perspectives: of moving onward
Survival Perspectives: from shock value to crisis