Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.
By establishing nutrition guidelines for Americans that make healthy choices more accessible and affordable, policymakers have a real opportunity to improve the well being of millions of individuals. It's time to promote a culture of health in our nation.
There are many tell-tell signs you are married to a nurse. These are just a few of them. God help our poor spouses!
These stories have done more than just educate and inspire women to take their lives into their own hands; they have been the catalyst that has ignited and continues to ignite social and governmental change.
It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.
Not surprising, the most problematic sounds are not car horns blasting or clocks ticking. The misery of misophonia is generally related to other people's behavior. I am guilty as charged.
The successful psychopath remains something of a scientific enigma. This provisional evidence points to some tantalizing possibilities, but we still do not know for sure why one person with pronounced psychopathic traits ends up as a habitual and cold-blooded criminal while another ends up as the prototype for Agent 007.
I could sit here and contemplate the details that led to my classmate's death, but the painful truth is that a life was lost, a valuable life, and had we, as a class, as a tight-knit family, listened closely, maybe, just maybe we could've caught the signs.
Whatever stage of recovery you might be at, know that freedom from the eating disorder is possible. Freedom can be your reality. No matter where you have been or what you have suffered through, hold on. It gets better. There is a future with you in it that is bright and shining.
At the height of the Ebola outbreak, a woman came to our SOS medical clinic in Monrovia with her 16-year-old son. She was desperate for us to admit him to the clinic, and all signs indicated that he was already infected with the disease.
Recently I had my first mammogram. I had heard all the rumors. My "girls" were going to be sandwiched down to pancake-like proportions and I might pass out from pain.
Millions of Americans with a serious illness could benefit from palliative care, but many people know little about it and often confuse it with end-of-life care, or hospice.
There are times when I pull up google on my computer to look something specific up. By the time the page is loaded, I have forgotten what it was that I needed to look up. It is incredibly frustrating for me, and telling me i'm just being a flake doesn't help the situation any.
So when a patient asks, "Will this be covered?" unfortunately, the answer may sound like, "Your insurance, your problem." This is not because physicians are insensitive to each individual's financial situation; it's simply because there is no transparency in healthcare costs.
But I think that the fervent drama of match day has a lot to teach us about something only slightly related. Examine the specifics of the emotional turmoil of the process, and one can find many analogies to that of being a patient
I can think of no better way to celebrate Bruce Willis' 60th birthday than by thanking him for making the world better for bald men everywhere.
I cherish more deeply my longevity in yoga and meditation and honor my body with greater awareness of my limitations. I no longer hold on to the perfect. I am simply grateful that I have so much mobility at 70. Like life, a yoga practice is constantly and perfectly in transition.
We need to do something about the failure of our prisons as a repository for the mentally ill. Through a series of unintended consequences we've sabotaged our mental health system and relegated the management of mental illness to a penal system designed to imprison and punish.
I am apparently guilty of one of the last social offenses against humanity: I am aging while female. I plead guilty. I am 65 and a few months ago had that day that everyone eventually has -- the one when you look in the mirror and see a stranger, a stranger who looks much older than you feel.