A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Guest Host: Susan Page
Two specialists talk about their approach to chronic back pain, which rejects longstanding assumptions about the causes of the pain and offers a self-treatment plan. Dr. Ron Siegel, licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Doug Johnson, medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, are co-authors with Michael Urdang of Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain (Broadway Books 2001; paperback April 2002).
- Dr. Doug Johnson author and medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts
- Dr. Ron Siegel author and licensed clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School
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