Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

October 18, 2020 Joe Brady

It’s late in the sixth round. Nine more rounds to go yet the fighter is already tired, exhausted in fact. Little by little his right hand begins to lower. Seems o.k., haven’t been hit on that side and he does so need to rest. The coach yells from the corner to “keep your guard up”…

October 11, 2020 Joe Brady

October is Health Literacy Month—a time to promote the importance of greater understanding of the science of health. Since 1999, organizations around the world have been observing October as Health Literacy Month. The advent of the COVID pandemic has increased the urgency of fundamental science and health education among the public. It’s a time to…

September 29, 2020 Joe Brady

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” ~African Proverb We spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the future. Our hopes for creating a better future for ourselves and our loved ones goes a long way towards our sense of quality of life. When the future is uncertain as it is in the…

September 21, 2020 Joe Brady

Pain is a common reason why people use complementary health approaches. It’s also a major focus of the (NCCIH) National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s research program. Here are some of the resources available: Pain eBook – overview of what the science says about the effectiveness and safety of complementary health approaches for various…

September 15, 2020 Joe Brady

Running out of things to watch on Netflix? Keep your brain active and try something new with these taster lectures from the University of Oxford. What can we learn from an archaeologist about hygiene? How did Italy use product design to pull itself out of post-war economic depression? Who was King Richard II’s role model?…

September 6, 2020 Joe Brady

Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute for Integrative Medicine Date: Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00-9:00 am on ZoomSignificant gaps in nutrition content exist across the medical education continuum, from new learners to practicing physicians. An emerging approach to enhance mastery of practical nutrition content is that of culinary medicine provided in the context of a teaching…

September 1, 2020 Joe Brady

In a season that seems so dark, and bad news hitting the headlines in wave after wave, you have to look hard to find reasons for hope. Yet there is always hope and humanity has survived many a crisis by looking for a light at the end of the tunnel and making a break for…

August 24, 2020 Joe Brady

Health Care is not an industry! We all have an interest in staying healthy and that depends upon being able to tell good information from bad. Since the earliest days in the history of medicine, health professionals have long fought to dispel myths and counter misinformation. During the current pandemic and unfettered reach of social…

August 12, 2020 Joe Brady

With over 67,000 deaths a year from drug overdoses there is a high premium on finding alternatives to opioids for treating chronic pain. Fortunately, a variety of mind and body practices have been found in many studies to be helpful for treating chronic pain. In fact, official guidelines recommend them as first-line treatment. Different practices…