Our middle-aged patients often laugh when they see a pager: They are old enough to know what it is, but young enough to see how anachronistic it has become.
In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.
Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.
My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease just after he turned 40. A talented long-distance runner and veteran of many first-place race finishes and successful marathons, he was an extremely athletic and healthy man. When his foot started to drag and a tremor found its way into his left arm and hand, I somehow knew he had this disease but had no idea just what the implications might be.
Here are the 10 least healthy counties in Illinois -- are you surprised by any of the counties on this list?
Just as a late spring thaw was finally settling in, I had the chance to catch up with the first lady, to ask her some important questions about leadership, collaboration and the balancing act of family, work and life. Her answers and insights reinforce her determination to get the job done.
Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.
I encourage all of you to come up with your own definition of beauty, and please, make sure that your definition includes all the things you don't see. Be sure to include your kindness, your spirit, your zest for life, and your passion.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute, ranked every county in Illinois from most to least healthy.
The high-intensity interval training workouts are the fastest way to look lean and mean when the weather demands we get about wearing fewer clothes. The real benefits, however, are mental. Try one of the routines right now -- all you need is 15 minutes and a timer.
There are more than 5,000 natural gas wells in an area that spreads across five Arkansas counties and is home to 200,000 people. But the fracking and drilling of these wells may be harming nearby communities with toxic air emissions.
If cancer is preventable (meaning its prevalence can be reduced by making lifestyle and/or environment changes, excluding hereditary cancers), then how and why are we still struggling to reverse the increasing incidences of cancer?
Life seemed to have lost its meaning for Zareena Bibi. Her babies died, one after the other, very soon after they were born. Her family had become distant, and she too became convinced that God was unhappy with her. Access to a doctor changed Zareena's life.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps ranked every Illinois county from healthiest to least healthy. Do you live in one of the counties that fell in either the top 10 or the bottom 10?
Your magic number. We all have one, right? No, its NOT your age, ideal weight, or the number on your favorite athlete's jersey. It's not that one lot...
In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.