June 3, 2019

Did you know that a “black box” warning label is the most serious type of warning in prescription drug labeling? To my surprise, in 2004, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that the manufacturers of antidepressant drugs use it.

When giant personalities like Robin...

May 28, 2019

Why do we care about cholesterol? Because cholesterol is linked to heart disease which is the leading cause of death in the U.S.

Nearly 2,200 Americans die of heart disease every day with an average of one death occurring every 40 seconds. And this isn’t just among men-...

March 25, 2019

I’m going to tell you about my favorite new app, in spite of fearing that you’ll think I’m too morbid. It’s called WeCroak and for a one-time cost of 99 cents, I get five randomly timed notifications to my phone each day, reminding me that I’m going to die. A notificat...

June 20, 2017

What if our students were taught a life skill throughout their K-12 education that developed their ability to control their emotions, solve problems creatively, increase their attention span and have more empathy?

And what if they were trained by teachers who were first...

May 20, 2017

Stress helps keep us alive and out of danger. We’re designed to be on high alert most of the time—even when we’re not aware of it—scanning for potential threats and poising our bodies and minds to take action.

Our sympathetic nervous system takes over when we’re faced w...

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