Category: Health Topics

 

Self help techniques using the ancient secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine

January 19, 2021 Joe Brady

Discover Magazine article discusses the science of acupuncture Although acupuncture has been around for 3,000 years and is often used today to treat pain in both people and animals, there are still research questions to be answered, including whether it matters where needles are placed on the body. In a recent article in the magazine Discover,…

January 10, 2021 Joe Brady

Grand Rounds: Harvard Medical School, Free Zoom Lecture At this month’s Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, David Eisenberg, MD, will present his talk Teaching Kitchens as Learning Laboratories of the Future. David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the director of culinary nutrition and adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health….

January 5, 2021 Joe Brady

From mask-wearing to getting a vaccine to losing weight, 2021 will very much become whatever we make it. So much of the last year was out of our control that 2020 by far goes down as one of the worst years in history. 2021 will be a year of doubling down on precautions and if…

December 28, 2020 Joe Brady

While most of us are in vaccine purgatory, waiting for our turn, there are definite steps we all can take to improve our mental and physical health and even improve our body’s ability to utilize the vaccine and enhance its effectiveness. While public health officials have been focused upon the pandemic response from a medical…

December 22, 2020 Joe Brady

Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Here are some tips from the CDC on steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Considerations for Small Gatherings of Family and Friends Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household (who are consistently…

December 7, 2020 Joe Brady

The 2020 edition of the Festive Calendar from the continuing education department at Oxford University contains thirty-one days of free, online learning – enough to take you right up to the new year. If you begin after December 20 it will carry through until after the inauguration. Discover something new each day the calendar contains 31fun, interactive,…

November 23, 2020 Joe Brady

Resources and support for keeping your immune system strong during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Physical activity is a crucial component in both mental health as well as immune function, yet while keeping COVID at bay we are all being way too sedentary, myself included. In our own programs, we have continued to hold Tai chi…

November 16, 2020 Joe Brady

From the Osher Clinic at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital If the coronavirus doesn’t get you the stress will. With months yet to go in this pandemic we all need tools and resources for coping with COVID-19. Although disappointed we could not attend in person this year, Jacqui and I did get…

November 9, 2020 Joe Brady

Early results from the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer show their vaccine may be as much as 90% effective! If this data holds up and the studies confirm its safety, this is the most encouraging news we have had on the COVID-19 front. Pfizer is still required to continue following up on 43,000 folks…

November 2, 2020 Joe Brady

A strong mind and a strong body go together. Healthy activities that fully engage the mind and body are some of the most popular activities in the world today. More enjoyable than activities that are done absentmindedly, activities like tai chi, yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and therapies such as massage therapy, and acupuncture all have…