Dr. Marc Ringel http://www.kunc.org en “¡Salud!”: Marc Ringel Hangs up Commentary Shingle http://www.kunc.org/post/%E2%80%9C%C2%A1salud%E2%80%9D-marc-ringel-hangs-commentary-shingle <p>All good things eventually come to an end. Such is the case with KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Dr. Marc Ringel 21194 at http://www.kunc.org “¡Salud!”: Marc Ringel Hangs up Commentary Shingle How Ya Doin'? http://www.kunc.org/post/how-ya-doin <p>Modern medicine has come a long way in treating diseases that at one time were considered fatal. But science may be lagging when it comes to measuring a person&rsquo;s wellbeing especially when it comes to treating depression. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Dr. Marc Ringel 20536 at http://www.kunc.org How Ya Doin'? Screen Test http://www.kunc.org/post/screen-test <p>Email, text messages, tweeting - communication has certainly gone high-tech these days. But the art of reaching out and actually talking to someone, no matter how high-tech, still has therapeutic value. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.</p><p>I phone my mother almost every day.&nbsp; She&rsquo;s in her late eighties.&nbsp; Hearing my voice seems to do her a world of good.</p> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Dr. Marc Ringel 19622 at http://www.kunc.org Screen Test Pain and the Sixth Sense http://www.kunc.org/post/pain-and-sixth-sense <p>Could backwards thinking actually be beneficial when it comes to treating pain? It might. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.</p><p>The boy who lived across the street when I was growing up was a lot of fun.&nbsp; He was into games.&nbsp; We played constantly, everything from chess to Wiffle Ball.&nbsp; Among the more unusual pastimes-in-a-box I shared with Elliott was a series of tasks you did while watching your hands in a mirror, things like:&nbsp; tracing a line on a sheet of paper, stacking blocks, and hanging items on a tippy little horizontal bar.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Dr. Marc Ringel 18874 at http://www.kunc.org Pain and the Sixth Sense Not To Be Sneezed At http://www.kunc.org/post/not-be-sneezed <p>Sometimes mind over matter is the best defense when it comes to healing. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.</p><p>Should you take Echinacea if you get a cold this winter?&nbsp; Yes, if you believe in it.</p><p>Belief accounts for a significant part of why even the most scientifically grounded treatments work.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s called the placebo effect, a fundamental principle of healing.</p> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Dr. Marc Ringel 18169 at http://www.kunc.org Not To Be Sneezed At