DR. FARMER INTRODUCES HIS SUCCESSOR
I couldn’t have hoped for a better successor. Dr. Mike Rosmann and I have been running in a parallel universes, each of us doing our part to help a clientele we feel deeply about. His academic bonafides are much stronger than mine and his work is known widely in professional psychology circles. There is no one in this field I respect more.
Communications Help Couples Cope With Serious Illness (March 1998)
"Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."
Many couples face devastating news when doctors have diagnosed a partner with a serious
illness or disease that has life-threatening consequences. Part of successful coping is to
go through it together.
Why is it so important for an ill person to talk about their emotions? Talking
is a form of coping. Deep communication is a buffer to stress. By talking to your spouse,
you try to make sense ...
The Wife Of An Alzheimer Patient Gives Advice (April 1999)
I received a manuscript of a book, "An Alzheimer's Primer," from an old
friend, Emily McLaws, who lost her husband Monte to Alzheimer's disease. The symptoms
first appeared, though unrecognized at the time, in 1987. Nine long years later, Monte
passed away. These are some conclusions she draws from her experience.
Advice On How To Deal With Chronic Pain (February 1999)
I visited with psychologist Carl Westphal, a former colleague who moved from Fargo ND
to Washington DC, about his specialty in working with patients who have chronic pain
problems. He shared his ideas and advice on how people can cope with their problems.
The PSA Era In Men's Health (April 1998)
It's been a year since I was in the throes of deciding what to do about my newly
diagnosed prostate cancer. Looking back, those where trying times. I had a radical
prostatectomy on May 15, 1997. I had good results. To date the Prostate Specific Antigen
(PSA) test has revealed no new cancer.
I interviewed nurse David Knudson and Dr. Henri Lanctin of the Prostate Health Center
at MedCenter One is Bismarck, North Dakota for background on prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer i ...
Exercise: Snake Oil Or Castor Oil? (August 1996)
Exercise is a habit. It is a wonderful habit. It is modern day snake oil - good for
whatever ails you. It is an almost perfect remedy: a health inducer, stress reducer and
The trouble with exercise is that it i
Suffering Teaches Simple Lessons Of Life (July 2004)
This article is based on the advice and wisdom of a woman who has been coping with degenerative muscular schlerosis. She describes very powerful lessons about life she has learned through dealing with the disease.