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“Consult your physician immediately if . . .”

It’s difficult to turn on the TV today without seeing an advertisement for one drug or another. That’s not surprising, since drug makers spend billions of dollars each year to […]... More>


For Obesity, the Future Is Now

Obesity is largely a failure of self-control. I know it’s possible to quibble about calories and carbs and dietary fat, but fundamentally, obesity comes down to valuing fattening foods today, […]... More>


The Shame of the Alcoholic

This month in Cleveland, a woman was caught swerving her car onto a sidewalk, illegally passing a school bus full of children. A judge sentenced her to stand on the […]... More>


The Healthy Poor: Demystifying John Henry

John Henry is one of the big men of American folklore, a former slave and “steel drivin’ man” who helped pioneer the American frontier in the 19th century. According to […]... More>


I Think, Therefore I Exercise: Philosophy and Health

Most people have no formal training in philosophy, none whatsoever, yet we all have core philosophical beliefs. These tenets, even if we don’t articulate or label them, shape our creeds […]... More>