Dr. Marc Ringel

Dr. Marc Ringel KUNC Commentator

Marc Ringel has spent most of his three decade-plus medical career either as a rural family physician or teaching others how to do it.  He is a consultant in medical education, rural health, and anything else someone might be willing to pay him for.  Marc has done an every-other week commentary on health topics on KUNC since 1995.  His current day job is as a senior instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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6:00am

Mon January 23, 2012
Commentary

“¡Salud!”: Marc Ringel Hangs up Commentary Shingle

All good things eventually come to an end. Such is the case with KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel.

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6:00am

Wed January 11, 2012
Commentary

How Ya Doin'?

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’s wellbeing especially when it comes to treating depression. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

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6:00am

Sun December 25, 2011
Commentary

Screen Test

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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.

I phone my mother almost every day.  She’s in her late eighties.  Hearing my voice seems to do her a world of good.

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6:00am

Mon December 12, 2011
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Pain and the Sixth Sense

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Could backwards thinking actually be beneficial when it comes to treating pain? It might. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

The boy who lived across the street when I was growing up was a lot of fun.  He was into games.  We played constantly, everything from chess to Wiffle Ball.  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:  tracing a line on a sheet of paper, stacking blocks, and hanging items on a tippy little horizontal bar.

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6:00am

Sun November 27, 2011
Commentary

Not To Be Sneezed At

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Sometimes mind over matter is the best defense when it comes to healing. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

Should you take Echinacea if you get a cold this winter?  Yes, if you believe in it.

Belief accounts for a significant part of why even the most scientifically grounded treatments work.  It’s called the placebo effect, a fundamental principle of healing.

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