In a play on Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, the theme of health care giant Kaiser Permanente’s entry in last year’s Rose Parade was “Oh, the Healthy Things You Can Do.”
Featuring well-known characters such as The Cat in the Hat, Sally and Conrad, Thing One and Thing Two, and Karlos K. Krinklebein, the purpose of this colorful and fragrant display was to show the world that there’s no single prescription for staying healthy.
Health is a major topic of conversation these days. What does it mean to be healthy? What makes us sick? When I read the parade of health care options available I ask myself the question – “ We live longer, but are we really any healthier?”
La tecnologia è entrata di prepotenza nelle nostre vite diventando parte integrante del nostro quotidiano. Non parlo solo di sofisticati cellulari o piccoli computer ormai indispensabili, ma di oggetti fino a qualche anno fa al di sopra di ogni sospetto che ora hanno modificato le nostre abitudini.
En el siglo XVII, un médico Inglés, Dr. Thomas Sydenham comentó, “La llegada de un buen payaso ejerce una influencia más beneficiosa en la salud de un pueblo que de veinte asnos cargados de remedios”.
La vida de Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams, médico estadounidense, activista social, ciudadano diplomático y escritor, fue la base de la inspiración del libro, Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter, por Adams y Maureen Mylander, y de la película Patch Adams (Dr. de la Risa), protagonizada por Robin Williams.
I absolutely love the holidays! I cherish visiting with family and friends, the lights, the food, the music, and sharing gifts of all kinds. But for an estimated 350 million people all over the world who suffer from depression, this time of year can trigger deep depression and feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation.
Former President Truman had a plaque on his desk with these words “The Buck Stops Here” and on the reverse side it said “I’m from Missouri.” Truman said “The greatest part of the President’s job is to make decisions – big ones and small ones... No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.”
There is a rhythm that comes with each new year when we are niggled to challenge old patterns of thinking and behavior. We are encouraged to rummage through the baggage of thoughts and actions that have weighed us down and kept us from realizing all for which we hope. We often make hopeful resolve to do better.