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Moving Stronger: Getting Beyond Degenerative Joint Disease

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By Chanel Palencia Throughout life, we are constantly submitting our joints to day-to-day stress. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of joint disease, affecting more than 30 million individuals in the United States alone as the leading cause of chronic disability in older adults. It is defined as the gradual deterioration of the cartilage [...]

Indigenous Clay and Textiles Through Photos and Stories


By Susan Page At long last, Eric Mindling is coming to San Miguel to share, through slides and lecture, his unique appreciation of the traditional indigenous pottery and textiles of Oaxaca. It took Eric eighteen years to even find all of the sixty-eight barely accessible Oaxaca villages where beautiful pots are created and traditional indigenous dress is still [...]

The End of Cancer?

Disis, Nora-X

By Robert Lerner Can we be witnessing the beginning of the end of cancer? Not “the end” as in eradicating it completely from the planet as we have done with small pox and have nearly done with polio, because cancer is not an enemy from without, but rather an enemy from within—rooted in our very [...]

Libros para Todos Achieves a New Milestone

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By Fredric Dannen In early 2013, the Mexican novelist David Toscana wrote an op-ed column for The New York Times entitled “The Country That Stopped Reading.” Toscana lamented that although baseline literacy—the ability to read a street sign or news bulletin—was rising in Mexico, “the practice of reading an actual book is not.” That same [...]

Aging Eyes: Preventing and Treating Eye Disease.

Dra. Luvia

By Dr. Luvia Rodriguez, MD Currently, 61 million American adults are at risk of severe vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last year, and 2.2 million Americans aged 40 years and older have glaucoma, 1.6 million Americans aged 50 and older have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and 20 million Americans [...]

Caravaggio: Hell on Wheels and Heaven on Canvas


By Kahren Jones Arbitman Considering Caravaggio’s soaring twenty-first century popularity, it is worth noting that this acclaim is a relatively recent phenomenon. In the seventeenth century, knowledge of his paintings, with their distinctive lighting and confrontational compositions, were well known throughout Western Europe. However, interest in his art waned in the following centuries, leaving Caravaggio [...]

Severe Head Trauma, Jhon Franfund’s Story of Survival

Dr. Rodolfo Guerrero

By Dr. Rodolfo Guerrero, MD. Did you know that almost every three seconds someone suffers severe head trauma, and that for every three people who suffer a fall and a blow to the head, one has to be operated on? Did you know that damage to the brain is irreversible? Lecture “Severe Head Trauma, Jhon [...]

Presentation of EMDR, the Therapy for Relief of Stress


By Dorie Beach, MSW, BCD Christina Johnson and I, Dorie Beach, will be discussing this stress therapy (for both post traumatic stress disorder and lesser stresses that affect everyday life) on Wednesday, August 9, at 5pm at the Casa Europa, San Francisco 23. Discussion EMDR Therapy By Dorie Beach and Christina Johnson Wed, Aug 9, [...]

The Divine Michelangelo

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By Kahren Jones Arbitman Michelangelo is the greatest artist who ever lived. Wow! That’s quite a statement considering that art appreciation is such a personal matter. Who’s to say that Mozart is better than Beethoven or Dante’s talent exceeds that of Shakespeare? Taste, time, and experience allow for lots of divergent opinions. But in the [...]

The Insider’s Guide to Semana Santa

By Charlotte Bell People come from all over Mexico and the world to experience Semana Santa in San Miguel de Allende. Countless processions and other unique occurrences happen during this time. Many of the events are ancient and have historical significance, but without information they are just strange occurrences. For the visitor it will be [...]

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