A Sobering Need To Fortify National Public Health Response

September 23, 2022

In response to a hot day in the past, people would often exaggeratedly refer to the heat that day as a "real killer." It is just one example of how we often dismiss or fail to see a threat to [...]

Heat, Pollution and the Great Outdoors

September 16, 2022

The great outdoors. There is nothing quite like it, especially being among nature's greenery. It does wonders for the mind and body. I have written often about the health benefits of the Japanese [...]

Planting the Seeds for a Better Way of Living

September 9, 2022

During my adult life, I have always tried to approach things with a sense of purpose. Eating became no different. Focusing on food that is nutritious and that aids in warding off disease and in [...]

Sounding Off on Hearing Loss in the Military

September 2, 2022

As I reported last week, more people in this country experience hearing loss, and the negative experiences that come with it, than you might imagine. One estimate by the National Institute on [...]

The Problem of Hearing Loss Is Finally Being Heard

August 26, 2022

Gael Hannan is a successful author and an editor and blogger for the website HearingHealthMatters.org. Earlier this year, she started off one of her blogs with the following observation: "Hearing [...]

When Did Growing Old Become So Disrespected?

August 19, 2022

There should be rewards for living a long life. Yet too often in today's world there seem to be only penalties, presented with a heaping serving of disrespect or as yet another punchline to a [...]

More on Where Religion and Medicine Meet

August 12, 2022

In 2008, Science 2.0, a nonprofit blogging site for academics created to discuss science-related subject matter, posted research from Brandeis University on the current state of chaplaincy [...]

Where Religion and Medicine Meet

August 5, 2022

At University Health hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, COVID hospitalizations had been running high in January, notes Gina Kaufmann, a locally based NPR correspondent. Medical teams once again [...]

Fighting off the Damaging Effects of Extreme Heat

July 29, 2022

As I relayed last week, Time magazine's Angela Haupt warned in a recent report that the wave of extreme temperatures we are now experiencing are not only unpleasant and irritating but they are [...]

Will an Early Heat Wave Bring Debate of Permanent Daylight Saving Time to a Boil?

July 22, 2022

Back in March, you might recall the rare event of a U.S. Senate united in agreement — in this instance, calling for the end to the twice-a-year disruption caused from switching between [...]

Public Restroom Problem Needs Solving, Not Neglect

July 15, 2022

The concept of public health is an interesting one. It can mean different things to different people because the health interests of the entire population make up its definition. The Centers for [...]

Link Between Mental Health and Physical Health May Be Changing

July 8, 2022

Though months have passed, we might never forget the heart-wrenching story of Joe Garcia, the grieving husband who, hours after placing flowers at a memorial to his wife, Irma, reportedly died of [...]