Moving from Healthcare to Health- Flourishing

Over 80 years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"…

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Is Happiness the New Vital Sign?

The building blocks for healthy living are well established and include proper nutrition, physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, and robust social connections. When we think about disease processes, inflammation…

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Evidence Framework​ for Digital Health

As 2019 comes to a close, digital health ends the year with more funding and a deepening utilization in health care. Thousands of apps exist with a preponderance in mental…

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Fitness Trends for 2019- What will move the World?

I have written in past posts about the stagnation in global rates of physical activity, this reality, coupled with the substantial evidence base on the positive connection between physical activity…

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Failure of Obesity Efforts, or Failure to Understand the Complexity of Obesity?

  The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst regularly publishes insights on crucial topics in health care, the September issue authored by Dr. Kevin Volpp from the University of…

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