Category Archives: Vibrant health

A new “vital sign” in the field of medicine?

Could what we eat be more important to our health than not smoking? The CDC estimates that poor diet is as harmful to health as is smoking. Yet, while smoking status is routinely assessed at every patient visit, evaluation of … Continue reading

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How long would you like to live?

Letterman is now joking on his show about people living to 150. During my first month of blogging back in 2011, I posted a blog about David Murdock, the  big Dole tycoon who is now 89. My blog was all … Continue reading

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Are corporate wellness programs working?

In my opinion, they’re not even scratching the surface. What’s missing? Even though almost ALL large companies have some kind of formalized wellness program in place, the average health care cost per employee continues to increase at about 6% a … Continue reading

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A case for fitness—to ward off “lengthening morbidity”

In God We Trust—All Others Must Bring Data There has been a sign in my office with that phrase for the past thirty years. Having been trained as an industrial engineer, I have always had an appreciation for numbers. If … Continue reading

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“Vibrant Health” means different things for different people.

What does vibrant health mean to you? Recently, I received a vibrant health top-ten list from Robert, a reader of my blog, who added at the end of this list: Thanks so much for your daily blog! Unexpected benefits. Most of the … Continue reading

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Depression, health, longevity and my “4 Leaves of Health”

As I approach the end of my seventh decade on this planet in a few years, I am gaining a better overall perspective on health, longevity, quality of life, being happy and the absence of depression. And the older I … Continue reading

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SEX—and the new E.D. for women. It’s called F.S.D.

 The official diagnosis is female sexual interest/arousal disorder On July 2, 2012, the New York Times published an article about a new sexual disorder that is about to become an officially diagnosed disease. The article was entitled More Women Look Over … Continue reading

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