Lack of Quality Sleep Can Be a Real Killer

July 1, 2022

No doubt about it, hot summer nights can make it tough to sleep. Longer daylight that runs into the evening hours can make it harder to fall asleep. We get off our bedtime schedule. We have a lot [...]

Stress, Loneliness and a Question Too Rarely Asked

June 24, 2022

We should no longer be surprised when we hear that prolonged stress can increase the risk of health conditions such as asthma, ulcers, heart attack and stroke. Various studies over the years have [...]

Signs of Unhealth Weigh Heavy on America’s Hospitals

June 17, 2022

If you and I were to apply a medical diagnosis to the nation's hospitals and health care systems, according to current news reports, the ultimate costs as well as chances for full recovery would [...]

Benefits of Improving Indoor Air Quality Go Beyond COVID

June 10, 2022

Ralph Marston, the publisher of The Daily Motivator, once inspiringly advised readers to "breathe in the sweet air of limitless possibility and make life as rich as you know it can be." It is [...]

COVID and Fentanyl Disproportionately Affect Native Americans

June 3, 2022

Some of you may know that I was born in Oklahoma, and that my DNA includes being one-quarter Cherokee. I am proud of it. The Cherokee are a remarkable people who have been around since time [...]

Long Overdue Health Care on the Horizon for Toxic-exposed Veterans

May 27, 2022

It is one thing to appreciate those in the military who serve our country. It is another to provide them the support and care they have long needed and have earned. This appears to be a point [...]

Even in the Military, Asking for Help Should Never Be a Liability

May 20, 2022

Beginning in 1999, Congress officially designated May as Military Appreciation Month. It is intended as a specified time in which we are encouraged to show our appreciation of all those who serve [...]

The Shameful Treatment of Teens’ Troubling Mental Health

May 13, 2022

What is it about our high school years that make them remain so fixed in our minds as we age? Why are these three or four years among all the years that came before and after so worthy of [...]

For the Pandemic, the Numbers Don’t Tell the Full Story

May 6, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, the Associated Press and others predicted that in a matter of weeks, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 would surpass 1 million. That it has taken longer than expected to [...]

Stress Is Taking a Toll. Will It Result in Lasting Damage?

April 29, 2022

In late 2021, inside Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, one room outside the intensive care unit had been prepped for a special kind of healing. According to a post on the Cleveland Clinic [...]

Indicators Facing Wrong Direction for the Health Care Industry

April 22, 2022

As I reported a couple of weeks ago, a recent NBC News investigation revealed that regulatory filings and internal documents show that an estimated "40-plus percent" of the country's hospital [...]

Pets as a Prism for Viewing Our Mental Health

April 15, 2022

In an opinion piece earlier this week in the Los Angeles Times, author Malathi Raghavan, a clinical associate professor at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, writes about the daily [...]