Sometimes, the only action a doctor need take to save a life is to change the patient’s diet. When treatment of a life-threatening genetic disorder is so simple, the key is to catch it, not cure it.
Holmes Morton made his life’s work to study and treat genetic disorders primarily in Mennonite, Brethren and Amish communities. The physician and his wife Caroline founded the non-profit ...More
Have you ever wondered if animals are conscious? Are plants conscious? Does an amoeba have free will?
David Pruett, James Madison University emeritus professor of mathematics, recently argued in a Suter Science Seminar that particles as basic as electrons and photons may have at least some elemental consciousness and free will.
Evolution, then, is a distilling process that concent ...More
The third time was indeed the charm when construction crews dug down to find the water main outside the Suter Science Center. The first time, they’d turned up what appeared to be a small, abandoned gas line. The second excavation also missed the 6-inch water main that feeds the sprinkler system in the renovated building. The next time, finall ...More
In his book, I Shall Not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish traces his journey from an impoverished childhood in the Gaza Strip to medical school in Egypt and eventually, in face of enormous barriers, to become the first Palestinian doctor on the staff of an Israeli hospital. The book also describes his commitment to peacebuilding in Gaza, Israel and beyond – a commitment that was improbably d ...More
Late one January afternoon in 2009, during a three-week war between the Israeli military and Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, two tank shells crashed through the bedroom wall of a Palestinian home in Jabalia City where Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish lived with his family.
Three of his daughters between the ages of 13 and 21 were killed instantly, along with a 17-year-old niece.
A hammer banged away on the $7 million renovation project of Suter Science Center as six retired professors talked about their careers in the 46-year-old Eastern Mennonite University building. They gathered in the iconic 256-seat tiered SC-106 classroom on Oct. 11 as part of the 2014-15 Suter Science ...More
The purpose of medicine is to remove disease, or at least the symptoms of disease. Right?
Not according to David Mercier, who currently works as an acupuncture therapist. He claims that medicine should promote more than healing. He advocates that patients should work with their doctors and therapists to pursue flourishing.
In a Suter S ...More
Alcoholism is not just a bad habit, weakness, or sin, but a disease with distinct physical symptoms, said local physician Sam Showalter ’65 in the kick-off talk for the 2014-15 Suter Science Seminar series.
Showalter was a medical director of an inpatient facility in the 1980s that detoxed and educated more than 1,000 people addicted t ...More
Enjoying one of the spring’s first balmy Saturday afternoons, an enthusiastic crowd gathered April 5 on Eastern Mennonite University’s Thomas Plaza for a student-led auction to benefit the Suter Science Center renovations. The event raised more than $21,000.
SGA co-presidents and main auction organizers Christine Baer and Carissa Har ...More
Raised on a family farm five miles west of what was then Eastern Mennonite College. Attended Rosedale Bible Institute for a year. Entered EMC to do pre-med. Went to Japan for his junior year. Returned and switched to history.
And ended up spending almost all of his professional life at the helm of re ...More