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Day: March 19, 2011


Gratitude is good for the body, mind and soul

Gratitude, or thankfulness, seems to be a lost art today. “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others,” wrote Roman philosopher Cicero. “Nothing is more honourable than a grateful heart,” Roman senator Seneca was quoted as saying. Most religions encourage gratitude. In Buddhism for example, gratitude is said to be a hallmark of humanity. “When a...
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Start a gratitude journal

Consciously or unconsciously every moment of our day, if we’re not practising gratitude, we’re practisng a degree of ingratitude. We’re never really standing still. We’re either being grateful or ungrateful. With gratitude, our attention is focussed on the blessings of life.  Ingratitude blinds us to these blessings. In every situation, find a way to be grateful. Every day is a great...
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Risks from radiological & nuclear medicine examinations

The basis of present day medicine is shared decision making between the doctor and the patient. Empowering a patient to make informed decisions about their treatment is a fundamental principle in medical professionalism. But is this principle translated into clinical practice in so far as radiological and nuclear medicine examinations are concerned? In general, patients undergoing radiological...
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