Whenever there is an outbreak, there is political and public outcry that dies out as soon as it is controlled. We have the great privilege of living largely free of fear from infectious disease, but it comes at a cost -- investment in and ongoing support for the public health system.
Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...
If we would get the Ebola vaccine that exists somewhere in the future, then we need to examine our reasons for not utilizing the vaccines that exist right now.
For Francis in Ghana, mental illness led to him being held captive with his legs shackled through a hole carved in a log. Sadly, stories like this are not uncommon among the 450 million people suffering from mental disorders in low and middle-income countries.
With just a week to go before Halloween, I thought it fitting to share my take on the holiday and the answer to the question -- to indulge or not to i...
When Noelia's husband tipped the scales at 250 pounds, she made it her mission to educate her family about the risk of stroke. A month later, that education saved a life - hers.
Photo Credit: Heather Hummel Photography On the morning of Oct. 8, 2014, and fresh out of the shower, I stood naked in front of my dresser trying t...
When I returned to Boston from Rome, where I served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican for almost five years, I was getting older and now had larger family obligations -- 17 grandchildren. But I still found the time and energy to do all the things I had and wanted to do.
We're all looking for the fountain of youth. It's right in front of our eyes. Not only do we want to live to a ripe old age, but we also want to do so while maintaining our vigor and health. What good is it to live longer but be in failing health and homebound?
This is the final part of a four-part series on death, and life, and decisions we face going forward into our final twenty or so years. (For the first...
Only a renaissance man can manage a fully functioning farm, practice emergency response, teach at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and also serve as CIO of one of the top hospital in the world.
We use the term mental health and of course we talk about physical health, but we very rarely talk about emotional health. And yet our emotions are absolutely integral to the way in which we relate and engage with our world.
Hundreds of school districts will celebrate Food Day by serving special healthy meals in cafeterias as well as organizing cooking classes and harvest celebrations in school gardens. This Food Day, let's commit to getting food education in every school.
A lack of importance on your health and relationships now, may mean a lack of health and relationships when they're most important. Decide what matters, plan your perfect life, and start living it!
Ready to learn some yoga moves you can use to make your work day healthier and more enjoyable?
Satisfying sexual connection -- for both parties -- is dependent on a satisfying emotional connection. Yep, I said it. And yes, this is true for women and for men.