January 26, 2014

Passing on The Gift of Life: Our Organs

Are you a registered organ donor? 90% of us believe in it, but only 40% are actually registered. Go to www.donatelife.com and be sure that you are. As Charity, the Opera singer and two-time lung transplant recipient reminds us, life is not a sprint, not even a marathon. It is in fact, a relay race. Graciously give what you cant take with you.
January 19, 2014

Expanding Positive Possibilities for Better Health

Psychology is now beginning to redirect focus, from “finding what’s wrong with you,” to accentuating and nurturing strengths; often with better results. As a fellow Kentukian said, “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln http://www.dailygood.org/story/624/the-16-habits-of-exuberant-human-beings-kate-bratskeir/
January 5, 2014

Patient/Physician Engagement: Take the Free, Online Class!

Hats off to Larry Chu, MD, MS, and Kyra Bobbinet, MD, MPH of Stanford University for designing and teaching a wonderful humanity-driven science of the heart; Patient Engagement. Sit in on the class yourself, here. http://aim.stanford.edu/engage/
January 4, 2014

Are we more likely to catch a “Cold” when We are “Cold?”

Do we get a cold, when we are, well….”cold?” There is a scientific correlation. Watch this entertaining video, that is backed by “cold” hard science, in support of this old wisdom.
December 29, 2013

Lessons for 2014: The Owl-Brain and The Squirrel-Brain

     Animals have so much to teach us.  Take for example the squirrel and the owl.   The owl often perches silently, quiet and unafraid to watch the big picture of the world below.  This is a great contrast to the behavior of the squirrel, darting to and fro, in an endless frenzy of paths on the forest floor and through the trees.  Squirrels always seem to be on a […]