5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Simple lifestyle changes boost your health–and your happiness By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Health care isn’t just what happens between you and your medical professionals. It’s how you care for yourself and maintain your health and well-being. Here are five ways to change your life in a way that will not only make you healthier, but happier too. 1. Connect with friends–face-to-face Spending time with your best friends is proven to be good for…

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Hope and Healing

By Walter E. Jacobson, MD Do you think it’s possible to heal your body with hope and heart? Barack Obama spoke of hope in his presidential campaign. Hope and change to detoxify, to unify, to restore vitality and heal a nation. The physical body is not unlike the body politic. With hope and by making better choices, it is possible to change one’s physical and emotional status, to detoxify, to revitalize and to truly heal….

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Happiness: It’s Contagious

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA If you’re happy chances are your friends will be happy and their friends will be happy… and so on and so on and so on. When was the last time you felt really happy? Maybe it was this morning, yesterday or last week. Those feelings of joy, cheer, elation, euphoria or whatever you want to call it not only made you feel great, but it affected the people around…

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To Be Single or Not To Be Single – That is the Question

By Walter E. Jacobson, MD There are a number of studies addressing the issue of whether couples are happier and healthier than single people. The impression I got from reviewing the data is that couples live longer and have a better quality of life in terms of their health issues and their coping strategies. Being in a loving, committed relationship of trust and intimacy, where there is nurturing and support, acceptance and tolerance, communication and…

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Marriage/Relationships: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

By Walter E. Jacobson, MD It is the irony of many relationships that we often treat our loved ones worse than strangers and business acquaintances. We seem to operate under the premise that the closer we are to someone, the greater license we have to be insensitive and cruel. We take for granted those close to us, we let go of the politeness that we use with others, and we fall into thoughtless habits of…

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