Lyme is common, but no more so now than before this report -- this is simply recognition of what has been, not a portent of some new threat to come.
True human capabilities will not find expression in competition. When you are trying to race with somebody, you are only thinking of going one step ahead of him. You are not thinking of what your ultimate potential is. True human capabilities will find expression only in absolute relaxation.
Many couples in the throes of caregiving find great solace in tender gestures, such as kissing, hand-holding, hugging, and looking into each other's eyes. Emotional support can be further extended simply by being polite and sensitive to each other's needs.
Forget the mess that is currently Obamacare. Forget the stalemate that is our House of Representatives. If you want a solution to fix the nation's health care crisis, simply take away Congress's V.I.P. status and cast them down into the swamp with the rest of us.
I don't care if my hair grows back in 50 shades of gray. I might throw a cap on if my head gets cold, but no precarious headgear for me. Life is too short to worry about your hair blowing away in the wind.
Yes, side effects of medications can kill. But so can the side effects of declining medications we really need. When prescribed judiciously by clinicians who know what they are doing to patients who know what they are getting, drugs are far more likely to help than harm.
We all deal with feelings of fear, uncertainty and vulnerability. You can enjoy a lot of success by doing the things that most people make excuses to avoid.
Head on down the highway... The first day of chemo arrived, and I approached it with anxiety, which I suppressed through humor at every opportunity. ...
I love the idea of a picnic, but my reality usually goes something like this: backache from dragging my cooler 200 feet from my car, numb bum from sitting on the ground, grass stains, flies and overheated food. This is when I realize I've got start to create the picnics I imagine.
Subsidizing better choices in the grocery store is a lot less expensive than stays in the intensive care unit. We don't need to prevent very many cases of diabetes, heart disease or bariatric surgeries to save back the costs of incentives for nutritious foods, 10 times over.
The picture suggests, encouragingly, that widespread attention to the crisis of childhood obesity can make a difference, and is seemingly starting to do so -- for some of the kids in some of the places at least some of the time.
Get your motor running... Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a little more than an hour's drive from my home in Vermont. During that hour a lot ca...
The National Institute on Aging estimates that there are as many as 7 million Americans caring for a loved one from a distance of more than one hour away. As long-distance caregivers well know, the miles can add another layer of challenge to an already challenging responsibility.
Death and dying are a natural part of life's continuum. The more we as a society discuss this ubiquitous stage of life, the more educated and empowered we will be to navigate our own final days and those of our loved ones.
Objectivity is seeing and accepting things as they are without projecting your fears, mental models, and past experiences, and responding thoughtfully and deliberately to the people, challenges and opportunities in your life.
This is an interview with Heather Ruggero, whose yoga service work began in March 2010 teaching weekly classes to staff and clients at SafePlace, a sh...
What you do each morning is an indicator of how you approach your entire day. It's the choices that we repeatedly make that determine the life we live, the health we enjoy, and the work we create.
The results from this study may never benefit me directly, as FDA approvals take forever, but I participated because someone, someday, may be helped due to this small choice I've made.
If you doubt that children are endangered by obesity and its metabolic complications, you simply haven't been paying attention. And so my simple assertion is that the neglect is the same in both cases: feeding yourself as your children starve, or dieting while your children get fat.
It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.