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Health & Wellness



A Simple activity can save your life
Dolors Massot

Dolores Massot for Aleteia reports that taking a break every 30 minutes—especially if you remain in one position, like sitting—can improve your health in the long-term. Read...

Why Middle Age is Prime Time for creativity
Caryn Rivadeneira

Ageing isn’t an excuse for not learning new skills or for not improving on the ones you already have. It could be the best time! Caryn Rivadeneira at Aleteia interviews several mature adults and listens to their philosophies on being successfully creative later in life. Read...

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December 2017

Improving Livelihood Outcomes for People Living with HIV
Betty Chiduo and Emily Bostick
Catholic Relief Services

Forest Bathing
Calah Alexander

November 2017

Penetrating the Mystery of Why We Age
Deborah Byrd
EarthSky News

Modern AIDS Drugs Add Extra 10 Years
Kate Kelland

October 2017

Did Medieval Medicine Ever Work?
John Horvat
The Imaginative Conservative

Trouble Sleeping? Try Staying Awake
Jessica Brown
Science of Us

September 2017

Apple Cider Vinegar Keeps the Doctor Away
Cara Busson-Clark

Why Some People Are Always Running Late
Laura Clarke

August 2017

Glowing Mice Heads
Calah Alexander

Addiction Versus Habit
Daily Infographic

July 2017

Drinking Juice...Who Knew It Was Such a Problem
Calah Alexander

CRISPR: It Changes DNA
Eamonn Clark
Christian Renaissance Movement

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The Remedy
Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis
Thomas Goetz.

In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. When Robert Koch announced his cure for consumption, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event. Touring the ward of reportedly cured patients, he was horrified. Koch’s “remedy” was either sloppy science or outright fraud. Conan turned to a character inspired by the very scientific methods that Koch had formulated: Sherlock Holmes. Capturing the moment when mystery and magic began to yield to science, The Remedy chronicles the stunning story of how the germ theory of disease became a true fact, how two men of ambition were emboldened to reach for something more, and how scientific discoveries evolve into social truths.

ISBN: 978-1592409174, 320 pages, published by Avery, $16.46 paperback, $7.10 hardcover, $10.99 Kindle

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Finding Inner Peace
Easing Stress and Anxiety through Prayer
Deacon Eddie Ensley, Ph.D.

In this calming book, Deacon Eddie Ensley shows how to tap into what St. Paul describes as “the peace that passes all understanding.” Through guided meditations based on Scripture, and beautifully told personal experiences that recount his own path to peace following a tumultuous youth, Deacon Eddie invites us to discover how Christ truly anchors us in his peace. With compassion and understanding, he shows us how prayer can help us make peace with fear, anxiety, anger, suffering, and even death. Ultimately, we move from being peace seekers to peacemakers as we share Christ’s mercy, love, and compassion with all.

Item #: 853163, 112 pages, $12.95 paperback
Twenty-Third Publications


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