OSTEOPATHY Part II

An Encounter with the “Perfect Shaman”

In this second essay on Osteopathy, Dr. Beane describes her son’s osteopathic treatment with the legendary osteopath, Robert Fulford. She also shares some of the shocking questions and answers he expressed during that visit.

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OSTEOPATHY Part I

Welcome to Kirksville, Missouri

In this first essay on Osteopathy, Dr. Beane recounts learning about osteopathic treatment as a young adult and musician. She also shares the story of introducing her son to its healing properties when he just was a baby.

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Baltimore’s population has dramatically declined in the last 25 years. Dr. Lindsay Beane shares her theories about premature mortality and incarceration as key factors that are driving the decline.

Urban Health

Homeopathy – Part 2

Treating a Baby with Homeopathy

Dr. Beane explains the fascinating science of Homeopathy in lay terms that anyone can understand. She also addresses head-on the ongoing claims that dismiss Homeopathy as quackery.

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WELCOME to the new Baltimore BLOG, where local social justice activists are asked to give their insight into urgent and neglected problems in the city as well as promising solutions. Today, public health expert and local activist Lindsay Beane will explore the complexities of Baltimore’s decades-long population decline.

Urban Health

Homeopathy – Part 1

Welcome to a Very Different Approach!

Dr. Beane describes her introduction to an alternative healing approach called “Homeopathy” while living in France. She also details the first time she took her extremely ill baby to a pediatrician and homeopath in Washington, D.C., who agreed to treat his cystic fibrosis.

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Aggregated data never reveals the depth or root causes of Baltimore’s problems. Dr. Beane suggests that whether we’re addressing homelessness, unemployment, or drug addiction, more often than not, Band-Aids are used to simply cover up and hide a festering wound.

Urban Health

Dr. Beane shares how Acupuncture helped her child regain his health after a diagnosis with a progressive deadly disease as a baby.

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Dr. Beane explains the fascinating science of Acupuncture in lay terms that anyone can understand. She also shares how Acupuncture helped her child regain his health after a diagnosis with a progressive deadly disease as a baby.

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Canaries in the Coal Mine – Part 5

The Depth of the Problem (Part 2)

The stark reality of life in Baltimore’s ghettoes became national news when the HBO series The Wire premiered. The subsequent influx of funding dollars helped to create many new initiatives. Dr. Lindsay Beane gives us the lowdown on the outcome of the programs that blossomed.

Urban Health

Canaries in the Coal Mine — Part 4

The Depth of the Problem (Part 1)

Baltimore consistently ranks among the top ten cities across the country for homicide, drug overdose, and HIV. Dr. Lindsay Beane describes the current situation in the ghettos of Baltimore and gives us her perceptions when she first arrived in Baltimore in 1990.

Urban Health

The Bias against Alternative Healing

An ongoing blog about alternative healing

Dr. Lindsay Beane was raised to have utter respect for western trained doctors. When faced with her son’s dire illness, however, she was compelled to seek the help of alternative healing to augment western-based medical treatments. But she had to confront the doctors’ strong bias against alternative healing methods.

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A State of Denial — Dr. Lindsay Beane explains how a state of denial by City and State officials created a woefully underprepared Neighborhood Master Plan. Other communities have done a much better job!

Urban Health

This ongoing blog isn’t a diatribe against Baltimore; it’s a diatribe against the longstanding moral lassitude that has allowed the living conditions in African American ghettos all across our country to dip below survivability.

Urban Health

Canaries in a Coal Mine — Part 1

PART 1 - Setting the stage

Dr. Lindsay Beane discusses the longstanding moral lassitude that has allowed southern Park Heights to become a dying community, despite the diligent efforts of many beloved community activists. Dr. Beane warns us that the Baltimore ghettos are the nation’s canaries in the coal mine.

Urban Health

Does money and bias rule the realm of medical research? How many Americans are helped by alternative healing practices each and every day? Dr. Lindsay Beane discusses the issues that impede doctors’ and patients’ knowledge and use of alternative healing modalities in the U.S.

Alternative Medicine

Cuba is a fascinating country! As a public health doctor on her first trip there, Dr. Lindsay Beane’s goal was to discover which elements of the health care system might account for Cuba’s impressive “vital statistics,” and whether these elements might be transferable to underserved communities in the U.S. She distills her discoveries into four major principles.

Musings & Commentary