Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

April 12, 2021 Joe Brady

In recent years research studies of the anti-inflammatory effects of medicinal herbs used in traditional medicines have shown great promise. More gentle than drugs, herbs and foods can also reduce inflammation and can be used without the harmful side effects of drugs. Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years and form a rich…

April 5, 2021 Joe Brady

Mental health problems are common. Did you know that about one in four adults has a mental health problem in any given year? The most common problems are anxiety and mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder. Some mind and body practices may be helpful for mental health problems. For example: Relaxation techniques and music may help…

March 29, 2021 Joe Brady

Acupuncture, a practice derived from traditional Chinese medicine, is used to help manage pain. Studies suggest that acupuncture may lead to improvement in low-back pain. It may also help relieve knee pain associated with osteoarthritis, reduce the frequency of tension headaches and migraines, and relieve some fibromyalgia symptoms. “Evidence suggests that acupuncture may provide a…

March 23, 2021 Joe Brady

With millions of recovering COVID patients around the world, new approaches in treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may well involve some ancient treatments as well. Research has shown that Tai Chi and its related Qigong breathing exercises improve lung function in COPD. This has profound implications for recovering COVID patients. A recent article…

March 15, 2021 Joe Brady

With vaccines being delivered and hope on the horizon, it is still frustrating that we cannot yet jump back into normal life. With a few more months ahead of us of continuing to be careful, we at least can begin the reclaim our health if not our whole life yet. Quarantine Weight Gain: 35.82% Gained…

March 8, 2021 Joe Brady

Español (Spanish) Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) points out that more than one-third of…

February 22, 2021 Joe Brady

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether, at twenty or eighty, anyone who keeps learning is young.” Henry Ford Lifelong Learning opportunities at the University of Denver’s OLLI Spring term, and Summer opportunities at Oxford University. Choose from hundreds of courses from two of the top Universities in the world. Take classes for your own…

February 17, 2021 Joe Brady

According to the World Health Organization,  active aging is defined as “the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age.”   People can stay active throughout their lifespans by participating in social, cultural, economic, spiritual, and civic affairs. That can include paid and volunteer…

February 9, 2021 Joe Brady

The good news is we are entering the “light at the end of a long dark tunnel” phase of the COVID -19 Pandemic. The bad news is it’s more than just a little confusing just how to go about getting your vaccine. In general, you need to contact your health care provider and see what…

February 1, 2021 Joe Brady

Grand Rounds Osher Institute for Integrative medicine, Harvard Medical School/ Brigham and Women’s Hospital Date: Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:00-9:00 am on ZoomRegister Here Stress impacts aging in multiple ways; stress management over the lifespan is increasingly recognized as a strategy to promote healthy aging of the body and mind. Integrative medicine practices like yoga, tai…