Category: Health Promotion

June 2, 2021 Joe Brady

Since ancient times Chinese medicine has believed that music has the power to soothe the soul in ways that other forms of medicine simply cannot. In fact, the ancient Chinese characters for happiness, music, and medicine are almost identical. Scientists today are confirming what the ancients have said about music when it comes to treating…

May 24, 2021 Joe Brady

In classical Chinese medicine, the whole is always more than just the sum of the parts. There is more to human health than the absence of disease. The health of an individual also depends upon the community in which they live, it includes diet and exercise, it includes their leisure activities as well as relationships…

May 10, 2021 Joe Brady

When research shows that a health intervention works, you might think that health care providers and patients would start using it right away. But that may not happen. It can take years before research evidence is incorporated into clinical practice. Over the last 20 years, a growing body of evidence suggests that some complementary approaches,…

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…

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…

July 27, 2020 Jacqui Shumway

Might as well get in the driver’s seat! These are the “dog days of summer.” Astrologically, this is the time of year when people are at their worst even without the fear of exposure to this virus. As if that is not enough, we have social unrest, political elections, and a very uncertain future for…

January 5, 2020 Joe Brady

Being healthy isn’t about making New Year resolutions, it’s about how we live our lives on a daily basis. Healthy isn’t a goal, it’s a way of life. The legendary founder of Tai chi Zhang San-Feng once said: “every meal you eat, every walk you take or choose not to take is an opportunity for…

November 19, 2018 Joe Brady

Integrative Medicine Network Forum, 2018 – Genetics, Epigenetics & Lifestyle: Another Twist Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Harvard Medical School November 16th, 2018 As technology advances in the field of genetic engineering here is great excitement about the idea of “personalized” medicine in which treatments can be tailored to individual patients’ genes. Research is also…

November 11, 2018 Joe Brady

A great big thank you to all who participated by filling out a survey or attending the classes in the Community Med School pilot study. We are headed to Harvard Medical School this week to make our presentation and hopefully make a strong argument for a larger study. Special thanks to Barbe Ratcliffe with the…

October 16, 2017 Joe Brady

The greatest scientific discoveries of the last century were in the fields of medicine, physics and electronics. The greatest scientific advances of the next millennium will involve understanding the most confounding problem in the galaxy … namely human behavior. Can humans evolve and change themselves and their behavior toward healthier pursuits? From sedentary lifestyles, poor diets…