Where Is the Plan to Ease the Pain?

November 9, 2018

Pain can take many forms. There is throbbing pain, stabbing pain, phantom pain, acute pain and chronic pain. Regardless of what we call it, we all know what it feels like. Pain can be both [...]

The Case of the Stress-Filled Shrinking Brain

November 2, 2018

I told myself I needed to move on. I'd covered the issue of stress numerous times in the past, most recently in April. Then I read the following news: According to a recently released study [...]

The Case of the Stress-Filled Shrinking Brain

November 2, 2018

I told myself I needed to move on. I'd covered the issue of stress numerous times in the past, most recently in April. Then I read the following news: According to a recently released study [...]

The Health Toll of Being Lonely

October 26, 2018

A recent study published in the Health Psychology journal, based on interview responses over a period of years from more than 19,000 married people up to age 90, suggests that married people who [...]

‘Pitifully Small’ Progress Made in Addressing Mental Health

October 19, 2018

An important new report (three years in the making) has finally been released by The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, showing the progress made in recognizing mental health and mental [...]

Live Long and Eat Like a Mediterranean

October 12, 2018

In 2015, I reported on the sleeping habits of three tribal groups whose lifestyles roughly match up with living conditions found during the Paleolithic period. Like the ancient tribes of 40,000 [...]

Healthy Options Are Not Slowing Fast-Food Problems

October 5, 2018

There's little doubt that the healthy lifestyle movement in this country over the last decade or so has brought about many positive changes to America's eating habits. Today, people are much more [...]

Harvard Study Shows Health Benefits of Being Part of a Religious Group

September 28, 2018

A recent report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Health of America confirms that major depression is on the rise among Americans. It found a 33 percent jump in diagnoses of major depression from 2013 [...]

The Push and Pull of What’s

September 21, 2018

Turmeric, as most folks may know, is a yellow root of ancient origin. Derived from a plant similar to ginger, it has found use through the ages for medicinal purposes and has long been thought to [...]

The Challenge of Making Technology Work for Us

September 14, 2018

Last week, I reflected on an idea shared by many health experts: we have become a no-vacation nation. Despite compelling health reasons for taking time off, as Americans we have convinced [...]

America Becoming a No-Vacation Nation

September 7, 2018

Another glorious three-day Labor Day weekend has passed, and I hope you enjoyed some time off. Did you feel a bit cranky on your first day back to work? You know what I mean — irritable, [...]

More on New Therapies Fighting Chronic Disorders

August 31, 2018

Last week, I raised a concern that new emerging approaches to the social and psychological aspects of medical care and treatment do not receive the funding or attention they deserve. I discussed [...]