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 [...]

Why Doctors and Nurses Need Our Support More than Ever

April 8, 2022

Dr. Richard E. Besser is president and chief executive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, and previously the chief health and medical editor at ABC News. In a recent [...]

US Mental Health Continues Its Decline

April 1, 2022

Imagine that, in addition to weathering the constant stream of crises that have befallen folks over the last two years, circumstances ratchet things up to a level higher than any individual could [...]

Time to Shed More Light on the Health Hazards of Permanent Daylight Saving Time

March 25, 2022

I admit that when I wrote last week complaining about the public health downsides created by the annual switch to daylight saving time, I was unaware of the Sunshine Protection Act, even though [...]

World Events, Time Change and Anger Piling on Pandemic Pressures

March 18, 2022

Don't care much for the constant mid-March ritual of moving our clocks ahead one hour? According to Beth Ann Malow, a professor of neurology and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, 63% of [...]

The Search Goes on for New Ways of Treating Brain Conditions

March 11, 2022

Among the military veterans interviewed for a recent Kaiser Health Network story on the role service dogs have played over the years in helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder was [...]