Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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…

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…

September 7, 2021 Joe Brady

The relaxation response is the opposite of the stress response. Relaxation techniques are practices to help bring about the body’s “relaxation response,” which is characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a reduced heart rate. Some of the studies discussed in this article compare relaxation techniques to cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a…

August 29, 2021 Joe Brady

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or fear about an event or situation. It’s normal for people to feel anxious in response to stress. Sometimes, however, anxiety becomes a severe, persistent problem or is an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are generally treated with psychotherapy, medication, or both. Several mind and body practices (also referred…

August 24, 2021 Joe Brady

Whole-person health involves looking at the whole-person, not just separate organs or body systems—and considering multiple factors that promote either health or disease. It means helping and empowering individuals, families, communities, and populations to improve their health in multiple interconnected biological, behavioral, social, and environmental areas. Instead of treating a specific disease, whole-person health focuses…

August 3, 2021 Joe Brady

If you have not gained at least a little weight during the long march through the COVID pandemic you are quite unusual. Most of us have gained at least a few pounds that we would like to get rid of. We like to think, and are led to believe that losing weight is a complicated…

July 18, 2021 Joe Brady

Misinformation about health is widespread. It’s hard to know whether something you saw online—or heard from a friend—is trustworthy. Learning about the science of health can help. The more you understand, the better prepared you will be to distinguish health facts from myths. Our Know the Science toolkit has a variety of materials to help…