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The Washington Post Discovers ‘Wellness’

By John Swartzberg, M.D., Chair, Wellness Letter Editorial Board

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 38 years ago, many people considered “wellness” to be a fringe concept promulgated by Northern California “kooks” sitting around in hot tubs and indulging in peacock-feather […]

Originally published: June 2022

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