Tag: Lifelong learning

June 9, 2020 Joe Brady

What if instead of prescribing a pill for something like depression, a doctor could prescribe a yearlong pass to the museum, or a series of art classes? Would that be as effective as a drug? Could it even be more effective? How do we keep people healthy in mind and body during these stressful times?These…

May 25, 2020 Joe Brady

During this time of COVID induced isolation we can do a lot of sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves or we can take the mind away from its troubles and learn something new. At the very least it can pass the time in a productive way and at best we can actually improve our minds…

August 9, 2019 Joe Brady

Lifelong Learning: Cultivating Mind and Body As health care costs continue to skyrocket, it is of international importance to find new approaches in preventive medicine. The Oxford study lectures are part of a longterm study in integrative medicine and lifelong learning. Students can participate in important research of interest to the University of Denver’s Osher…

April 7, 2019 Joe Brady

What if you went to the doctor and instead of a handful of pills she gave you a pass to the art museum? that’s what Dr Stephanie Tierney, a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, is researching with the help of the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) team to…

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…

September 3, 2018 Joe Brady

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are calling for more targeted research on alternative treatments for chronic pain management. The opioid epidemic, pain, addiction; and mental health problems require a coordinated scientific effort if we are to stem the tide of opioid deaths in the U.S….

April 29, 2018 Joe Brady

From the ancient Taoist alchemists to modern molecular biology the science of gerontology has sought after mankind’s oldest dream, to live to a ripe old age with the health and vigor of youth. Closer now than ever before, many scientists believe we are on the cusp of dramatically altering the way we age, and many…

April 22, 2018 Joe Brady

Medical Qigong is the primary form of exercise therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, Qigong exercises are considered superior to herbal medicine and acupuncture because patients learn to keep themselves healthy by using exercises designed to cultivate a strong mind and a strong body.  With over 3600 psychophysiological exercises developed over centuries,…

February 4, 2018 Joe Brady

An old saying from the tai-chi classics runs, Winning by fighting is the worst way; winning without fighting is better; winning hearts is best. We are currently living in the most peaceful, non-violent times in all of human history and almost nobody knows about it. Suffering from historical amnesia and media-driven myopia, most people today…