Author: Joe Brady

November 29, 2021 Joe Brady

After almost two years of dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is unbelievable that we are still having discussions about basic, common-sense public health issues, like vaccines and wearing masks. By now most everyone has noticed that whenever public health officials remove the mask mandates, within a few weeks infections and hospitalizations go up, and…

November 21, 2021 Joe Brady

It’s “And” Not “Or”  Director’s Page National Center for complimentary and Integrative HealthHelene Langevin, M.D. Misinformation and disinformation, especially about COVID-19 vaccines, have flourished during the pandemic, leading to an “infodemic” that has exacerbated the harms caused by the virus itself. In many cases, mis/disinformation related to COVID-19 pits “natural” health against the clear and…

November 14, 2021 Joe Brady

During the initial COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, a lot of people suddenly became more sedentary as they adhered to stay-at-home orders or opted to self-isolate. Recently published research found people who continued to spend a higher amount of time sitting in the weeks following were likely to have higher symptoms of depression. A closer…

November 7, 2021 Joe Brady

Walking was recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all? Learn about important health topics, then walk and get fit, side-by-side with doctors, nurses, and your…

October 25, 2021 Joe Brady

New research methods in social technologies can be harnessed to quickly address urgent public health problems. According to Dr. Sean Young the executive director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT), during the current pandemic, we have seen a tremendous increase in the use of technologies across many life and work settings. From…

October 18, 2021 Joe Brady

Health Literacy Month is a time to promote the importance of understandable health information. Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there and people are dying because of it. From anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to…

October 11, 2021 Joe Brady

Integrative Oncology: Evidence-based Medicine meets Patient-Centered Care Increasingly integrative medicine approaches are being used to support patient health during the ordeal of cancer treatment. Practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation have been found to be extremely useful in managing the symptoms and side effects of many cancer treatments. The September Grand Rounds at the…

October 5, 2021 Joe Brady

A Modern Take on an Ancient Practice from the National Institutes of Health You may have seen the flowing postures and gentle movements of tai chi and wondered what it’s all about. Tai chi is an ancient mind and body practice. While more research is needed, studies suggest that it may have many health benefits….

September 27, 2021 Joe Brady

How to Choose Healthier Foods and Drinks En españolSend us your comments(link sends e-mail) We make countless decisions every day, both big and small. When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It takes just a…

September 20, 2021 Joe Brady

When you are physically active your brain releases a neurotransmitter hormone called nor-epinephrine, “the happiness and contentedness hormone”. This is part of how the brain regulates its own moods. We were designed to live an active vigorous life, and when we do, we feel better, sleep better, have more energy, and scientists are finding that…