Archive for September, 2022

Creating Whole Person Health in Your 50s

Where do you go from here? Genie’s grandmother lived to be 101. She was 50 when Genie was born. So, while she probably considered herself middle-aged if she thought about it, she was just halfway through her allotment of trips around the sun. Her grandmother’s long life has given Genie a special perspective. “At 51, […]

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Archive for August, 2022

You’re in Your 30s (or 40s) – Now What?

Taking care of your health as you mature Ahh, your 20s. Back then, you could eat what looked good, stay up all night, and indulge to your heart’s content. You bounced back faster, had plenty of energy, and wondered why older people complained about aches and pains. The 30s are a bit of a wake-up […]

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Archive for July, 2022

What Men Should Know About their Health

While June may be Men’s Health Month, men’s health is important all year long. Let’s talk about the top health issues men face and ways to prevent and treat problems. We talk about heart health, cancer risk, and an often-overlooked concern, mental health. Know your heart health Heart disease is the number one cause of […]

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Archive for July, 2022

Health in Your 20s

Set yourself up with healthy habits for life Being healthy means creating sensible habits that help you be at your best mentally and physically. This includes taking inventory of your mental health. How do you do that? Start by asking yourself a few questions. Which of the following four habits would you like to focus […]

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Archive for January, 2022

Feeling SAD? Supporting Your Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Season

For some of us, the crackle of leaves underfoot and the first big storm of winter signal coziness. If you live where the days get shorter and the nights get longer, you may love bundling up, cooking favorite foods, and enjoying the great indoors. Or you may not. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a […]

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Archive for July, 2021

3 Steps for a Healthy Perimenopause

Co-authored by Genevieve Walker, PhD, a medical writer with more than 15 years of medical writing experience and 25 years of healthcare experience. Accepting the challenges, creating wellness Perimenopause. The life stage leading up to and around menopause, the one you may not have heard of until you reached it, can bring physical and emotional […]

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Archive for June, 2021

The Time to Implement High-quality Primary Care Is Now

As horrific as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, it is bringing to bear what leaders and practitioners in health care already knew: our system has a glaring weakness in primary care delivery. A new in-depth report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) provides a crucial roadmap to how we can learn […]

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Archive for May, 2021

Taking Care of Your Body and Your Mind

For millennia, the therapeutic encounter has remained largely the same: a person who had been functioning normally and without giving a thought to their health now notices that something is wrong—they don’t feel well. They seek someone to help. In various cultures and eras, this “practitioner” may have been called a shaman, a barber, a […]

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Archive for May, 2021

A Move from Burnout Culture to Wellness Culture

Burnout. More and more, I am seeing colleagues, friends, and my patients fraying at the edges. Some are on the edge of burnout and some are already there. More than a year after COVID-19 first entered our vocabulary, we are still seeing its effects in ways we might not have predicted. Women are leaving the […]

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Archive for August, 2020

Widen Your Circle of Support to Be a Better Caregiver

You are a social being. Your relationships with others and your role within your community provide a sense of belonging, care, and support. And right now, when most of us are struggling to remain as social as we once were, often fighting to stave off loneliness, we need to make a real effort to connect […]

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