Category: Health Promotion

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…

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…

June 28, 2021 Joe Brady

We all have an interest in living in a healthier world. When it comes to living a long and healthy life medical science is important but healthy communities are crucial. We take our cues from the people around us, from the businesses we frequent to the activities that we enjoy to our families and friends…

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…