There's a reason that it's a running joke. You know, the one that medical students go through a phase when they think they actually have every disease they study. But for those not in the profession, preoccupation with illness is reaching unhealthy levels.
Whether one is sick or well, the end of life tends to have its own unique story and reaction. There can be sudden deaths of less surprise to us than the final act of an unrelenting terminal disease. But why are we almost always a bit surprised to learn of someone's death?
With Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' release of preliminary statements by the White House physician over President Trump's first routine medical exam in office, social media is going wild over word selection. But, are they using the right lens?
It’s official! Word just came in from Punxsutawney Phil as his 2017 prediction scroll—translated from Groundhogese— proclaims: At Gobbler’s Knob on Groundhog Day ~ We celebrate a world-wide Holiday ~ It’s mighty cold weather, you’ve been braving ~ Is it more winter or is it spring that you’re craving? ~ Since you’ve been up all night and starting to tottle ~ I, Punxsutawney Phil, shall not dawdle ~ My faithful followers, I could clearly see ~ A beautiful, perfect shadow of me ~ Six more Weeks of Winter, it shall be!
If someone's lifestyle was represented by the totality of the products advertised during the Super Bowl, the composite picture would be of a sedentary individual with an unhealthy diet, who consumes excessive alcohol and drives everywhere. Do people really live that way? Probably not, but the ads reveal something interesting.
Sex is considered an essential component of life and wellness. Touch, intimacy and the resultant pleasurable physiologic responses bestow a number of benefits. So is sex-on-prescription insurance coverage in our future?
All arguments are fair game as for whether Dr. Ben Carson is the right (or wrong) person to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. But don't tell us a brain surgeon only possesses the skills to be a brain surgeon.
We let Dr. Wells loose on the mean streets of New York City to see if people can guess her profession. Learn why here.
Are the very real physical costs of your outrage worth it? Albeit the election, contentious divorce or nonstop negativity, there are tangible prices to our responses to these and other types of triggers.
We flipped toy and holiday season safety on its head and chose to be more proactive by focusing on how NOT to hurt kids. Learn how here.
We're excited to report that a new study in Health Affairs provides us with another metric that we have previously known and repeatedly been shown in the literature (and in medical practice): Life expectancy and well-being are positively linked.
My niece, Jordan, said “I want to write an article with you on role models.” Since she's my life coach and I, Dr. Jamie Wells, cut her cord when she was born, the mere suggestion was heartwarming. Passionate about psychology and understanding behavior and its origin, her theory was the advice itself and point-of-view from a non-parental adult is different from what a parent can offer.