Esther House resident: ‘I witnessed truly appalling things’ : Patricia Lavater’s Esther House Revealed to be a Fake Rehab Cult

Esther House

This is part 14 in a series. For the rest of the series, go here. Melissa Camm wrote to Crikey this week with her recollections of life at the Esther Foundation’s rehab facility. “My anxiety popped up after reading the articles in relation to Esther House and it took me…

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NASA Scientists Present Theory About Why We Haven’t Met Other Intelligent Life. It’s Crushing.

The trick, the biggest challenge of all, will be to work together to survive, the researchers said.“History has shown that intraspecies competition and, more importantly, collaboration, has led us towards the highest peaks of invention. And yet, we prolong notions that seem to be the antithesis of long-term sustainable growth:…

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California megachurch leader, grandparents charged with murder, torture in death of 11-year-old daughter

A California megachurch leader and her parents have been arrested on charges including murder and torture in the death of the woman’s 11-year-old daughter.Leticia McCormack, a leader at Rock Church in San Diego, founded and led by former NFL player Miles McPherson, was booked in jail Monday on a charge…

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Link: About the NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory – Pain Management Collaboratory

The Pain Management Collaboratory is comprised of 11 large-scale, multisite, pragmatic clinical trials that focus on implementation and evaluation of nonpharmacological approaches for the management of pain and common co-occurring conditions in Military and Veterans healthcare systems. The Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3) facilitates and supports the individual trials…

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Psychological Effects of Yoga and Physical Therapy on Low-Back Pain and Disability | NCCIH

Improvements in perceived stress may contribute to a reduction in low-back pain (LBP) and related disability in people with chronic LBP who receive physical therapy (PT), according to a recent analysis of data. However, the effects of yoga and PT on other psychological factors, compared to an education control group,…

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