By evaluating the total marathon experience, we can identify key components that make running an entirely unnatural distance so appealing, and consider how we might apply them to health behavior change.
In the ad world, we reflect daily on how emotion drives behavior. Health care is an emotional issue.
While most of the gender differences are explained by gender differences in practicing medicine, the study highlights a larger issue.
It may seem obvious that Aaliyah needed help dealing with the sadness and emotional turmoil caused by her mother's incarceration. Unfortunately, like so many other children in the District, she couldn't get timely help.
Light appeared, and with it, some fire, when Congressman Tim Murphy authored "The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act." Rep. Murphy, has proposed a broad variety of actions aimed at improving the broken system of mental health care, not just adding more programs or money to the already fragmented and far too unaccountable services that now exist.
Or more specifically why I think America is fatter than the rest of the world. For the past 7 months I have been living in one of the most food-obsess...
A properly drafted trust can offer all of the advantages (and more) of a life estate without the negatives.
The year 2014 may well go down as the year of wearable technology. The impact of wearables is already being felt in education, communication, navigati...
The way to end poverty is not to cut the very programs that are making the difference. What kind of leaders believe we can afford massive tax breaks for the richest one percent but cannot afford to meet the survival needs of all our poor children?
The dementia tsunami is coming, fast. We all know it, and it will affect every single one of us, either directly or through our loved ones. That we ar...
Integrative Medicine is not an invitation to supplant evidence with wishful thinking. It is an invitation to a wider array of treatment options, and the prospect of effectively addressing patient need more of the time. Realizing such potential benefits -- at the Cleveland Clinic, or anywhere else -- requires both open mindedness and careful skepticism.
With millions of Californians gaining health and dental coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the demand for doctors and other providers is greater than ever. Recent advances in technology have made telehealth an important tool in connecting children to health care providers.
Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual flagship report on IT, the Global Information Technology Report (GITR). This year's report focuses on the risks and rewards of big data. An astounding number of technology transitions in the past 20 years have enabled millions of connections. The world wide web was just taking off in 1993.
What does health care reform have to do with the futures of primary care and psychiatry? A lot, and most of it is still under our collective radar screen.
Having accurate and timely utilization, cost and outcomes data would allow the physician community to expand the use of new health care delivery and payment models that so many policymakers and thought leaders say are needed.
Thriving involves health and wellness. Huffington suggests that we might all draw more, and benefit, from our innate gifts of wisdom, generosity and kindness. I do believe that most patients want their physicians to thrive. I, for one, want my doctors to be well-rested and content.