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Build Your Family Health Tree

To keep track of your family health history, check out the free online My Family Health Portrait tool from the Surgeon General. After you...

How Clean Is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

If you have a pet, be sure to wash its food and water bowls and feeding utensils well—not just for Fido’s and Fluffy’s sake but for your own health,...

Vaccines: A Pain in the Arm—Some More Than Others

Do some vaccines hurt more than others? I just got my Covid-19 booster, and like with my previous Covid shots, it really stung, and my arm was sore for...

The Washington Post Discovers ‘Wellness’

I had to smile when I read a recent headline that the Washington Post was creating a Wellness section. When we published our first issue of the Wellness Letter...

A Deep Dive into Water Yoga

Water yoga—also called aqua or aquatic yoga—is just what it sounds like: yoga done in waist- or chest-deep water, typically in a pool, while you focus on your breathing...

Adulterated Dietary Supplements Still on the Market

Dietary supplements adulterated with undisclosed drugs continue to make their way to consumers, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Using the Tainted Dietary...

Cellphones and Brain Cancer: Is There a Link?

It’s understandable you might be concerned that regularly talking on a cellphone could increase your risk of developing a brain tumor, as study results suggesting an association between cellphone...

Ode to Joyce, 1926–2022

Recently, we lost a very dear friend and colleague. In 1984, Dr. Joyce Lashof, then dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, was...

Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of Diet

In our previous conversation with Ronald Krauss, M.D., an expert in lipidology and a member of our editorial board, we discussed how to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease....

June 2022 Issue

  • 6 Ways to Fortify Your Immune System
  • Speaking of Wellness: Make America Happy
  • Deadly Prostate Cancer on the Rise
  • Kiwi for Constipation
  • Expert Q&A: Cardiovascular Disease: Assessing Your Risk
  • 2 Vaccine Updates to Know About
  • Recipe Corner: Pineapple-Kiwifruit-Jicama Salsa

Speaking of Wellness: Make America Happier

Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you...