This past week 11 clinicians and medical students in the Red Sea country of Djibouti received training and began a 3-month pilot program to perform tests to detect Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), a degeneration of the lining of the eye, often associated with diabetes.
Until recently, my attitude toward prayer had been guided by President Harry S. Truman who said that "people who pray the loudest are the ones you lock your hen house from." Praying out loud was something I never did. Until Facebook came along.
This recipe wouldn't be as tasty without the melted Mexican cheese and refreshing cilantro-topped sour cream.
I love the sound of the word "hodge-podge," so here's mine for an array of possible holiday gift books.
The idea of finding the benefits of exercise in a bottle has been the stuff of myth, until now. Recent research suggests this long sought genie may...
It's been shown that getting a good night's sleep doesn't just make you feel good on the inside, it also makes you look good on the outside.
As worrisome as the new statistics are, the solutions to the diabetes epidemic are at hand. With a plant-based diet, we could help tackle the disease once and for all.
We need more communities where making the "healthy choice" is the easy choice. Chicago is leading the nation in creating healthy communities, but we still have a long way to go.
Many change makers, who don't necessarily want to risk being the first, are ready, once they see success, to follow in its footsteps. That's how norms change works -- each effort leads to greater success in the next round.
When I was a child, my grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes. Already having a fear of needles, I apprehensively watched her prick her finger to che...
I am grateful to my family, colleagues, health care professionals, advisors, clients, business partners and some awesome friends around the world who have been extremely supportive. And a big thank you to Arianna for the inspiration and motivation to help me redefine my success.
There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the richest nations are affected as well as the poorest.
Fortunately, a "pre" diagnosis means you haven't yet met the diagnostic criteria for the condition that follows it; however, it can also offer a false sense of security. "Pre" can be a powerful wake up call.
Imagine if some media pressure was more equally applied to "forgotten" health issues. The increased media spotlight could affect the government's approach to funding, research, and communication about prevention -- shifts that could potentially impact thousands of lives annually.
But with a little creativity, holidays like Halloween could become opportunities to teach kids that healthful eating can be both fun and delicious. While we can't save them from every villain, we can cast a healthy spell that will protect them from the worst of the real world's dastardly demons.
We know from exhaustive past research that walkable neighborhoods and cities reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs. Three important academic studies published earlier this year demonstrate that they are good for our health, too.