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Category Archives: Health and wellness
Together By Vivek H. Murthy, MD HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2020 You can die of loneliness. It’s not just poetic sentiment, it’s a medical fact. Research shows that lack of social connection is just as hazardous to life expectancy as smoking … Continue reading
I’m working from home during the coronavirus shutdown and I’ve got into the habit of taking a long walk around my neighborhood at the end of each day. One of the podcasts I listen to on my daily walks is … Continue reading
The Deepest Well is a book about the life-long health impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Continue reading
(Photo: http://www.supremecourt.gov) Yesterday morning the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell. This case is about tax credits granted under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare) to low income individuals to help them pay … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I bought eyeglasses online for the first time. Maybe I’m late to the party, but it had been a few years since I last needed new glasses – my prescription hardly ever changes – and … Continue reading
Another amazing talk by Swedish public health professor Hans Rosling, given at the US State Department this June. Well worth a viewing.