The Longer the Flight, the More Grounded the Health Concerns

April 12, 2024

Last week, I presented a rather pivotal question posed by Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor of Harvard Health: "Are you worrying about the right things?" Among his examples of [...]

Are We Worrying About the Right Things When It Comes to Health?

April 5, 2024

Do you worry about your health? Who doesn't? According to Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor of Harvard Health Publishing, a pivotal question to ask is: Are you worrying about the [...]

Seeing the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 Could Be Life-Changing

March 29, 2024

As you likely have heard, read or witnessed, the first lunar eclipse of 2024, which also occurred during a full moon, took place last Monday, March 25. According to EarthSky, it was projected to [...]

The Health Benefits of a Multi-Species Household

March 22, 2024

Emotional exhaustion brought on by chronic stress and psychologically taxing events is now recognized as a dangerous and debilitating force in this country. According to research conducted by the [...]

Is Daylight Saving Time Darkening Your Day?

March 15, 2024

I don't know about you, but I was not prepared for the second Sunday in March. I woke up that morning at what I believed to be the usual time, but it was black as a winter's night outside. I was [...]

Why We Should Be Ultra Concerned About Ultra-Processed Foods

March 8, 2024

I wrote last week about how many health experts believe our country is in the grips of a nutrition crisis. I know I have been beating the drum on this issue of poor diet-related chronic disease [...]

We Need to Find Our Way to Foods That Fight Disease

March 1, 2024

Processed foods very well could be making us sick. It is not a hard conclusion to reach. Jerold Mande is CEO of Nourish Science, a new non-governmental organization focused on solving the [...]

We’re Beyond Tired; We’re Sleep Deprived

February 23, 2024

At some point in your life, you may have been facing a big and perplexing decision, and someone might have given you the advice to "sleep on it." This adage is derived from an age-old bit of [...]

Getting ‘A Head’ of Wellness

February 9, 2024

Loneliness has reached epidemic levels in this country. "No news here," some might say. Stories about this public health problem are constantly in the news. I have written about it myself. But I [...]

Should Major Sporting Events Come With a Health Warning?

February 2, 2024

In a recent post, Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor at Harvard Health, is quick to admit to the many upsides to watching sports. "The excitement of competition and the bonding and [...]

Time for a Step-back Look at New Technology

January 26, 2024

Time moves on and things change — as we know, not always for the better. Examining our relationship with change came to mind when considering an installment of the NPR podcast series "Body [...]

Why Working While Ill Is Bad for Business

January 19, 2024

"It's that time of year, again, when everyone appears to be getting sick — your family, your friends, your co-workers," USA Today's Adrianna Rodriguez recently proclaimed writing about the [...]