Lingering Ills of Isolation Yet To Be Known for This Pandemic

March 5, 2021

In the desolate frozen landscape 2,415 miles south of Christchurch, New Zealand, stands McMurdo Station. As recently reported by Tara Law of Time magazine, this Antarctic research base has served [...]

Reminders of Why We Will Get Through This Pandemic

February 26, 2021

A recent opinion piece by Susanna Schrobsdorff, editor at large for Time magazine, tells the story of Navajo Zoel Zohnnie. A welder by trade, Zohnnie calls home the Southwestern region known as [...]

Big Thinking Breeds Results, Even During COVID-19

February 19, 2021

Yet another coronavirus-related headline this week. This one comes from data provided by Johns Hopkins University that, for the first time since November, average new daily coronavirus infections [...]

Lifestyle Medicines as a Pathway to Pandemic Recovery

February 12, 2021

Though new coronavirus cases are reported to be on the decline in the United States following the deadly post-holiday peaks last month, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. [...]

The Mental Health Challenges of Pandemic Recovery

February 5, 2021

Mental health is a medical issue. That is a plain fact. We are currently trying to look ahead to the flickering beam of light that leads to pandemic recovery and imagine what it will take to get [...]

US Life Expectancy Drops as Aversion to Exercise Remains Unchanged

January 29, 2021

As recently reported by NPR, according to analysis by researchers at the University of Southern California and Princeton University, the coronavirus pandemic appears to have further shortened the [...]

Bare Feet Are Made for Walking

January 22, 2021

As a recent Healthline report reminds us, when a toddler is learning to walk, parents are encouraged to let this process happen naturally. Without shoes. Says the report, "That's because shoes [...]

Dietary Guidelines and Adopting a Post-Pandemic Mentality

January 15, 2021

In the midst of a mind-bending week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines. Developed without normal [...]

Finding a New Way to Look at the New Year

January 8, 2021

This is not a piece about New Year's resolutions. It seems too raw and unpredictable a moment for that. Consider, for a moment, from where and what we are emerging. It is now being described by [...]

A Small Piece That Might Fit a 2021 Wellness Journey

January 1, 2021

Congratulations. Susanna Schrobsdorff, an editor at large for Time magazine, recently noted that, as we face the new year, we have just made it through literally the darkest month of the year. In [...]

Another Stone in a Seawall To Meet the Pandemic Tide

December 18, 2020

On Monday morning in New York City, shortly after 9 a.m., critical care nurse Sandra Lindsay became the first person in this country to receive the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. In [...]

As Pandemic Ramps Up the Attack, Will Defenses Hold?

December 11, 2020

The New York Times recently reminded us that frontline health care workers — more than anyone else — have been the one constant in the face of today's pandemic. Says the Times' [...]