Category: Wellness

medical cannabis
Oct 12 2021

Medical cannabis 101: A discussion with Dr. Caroline MacCallum

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Medical cannabis has been legalized in all but 14 states in the U.S. and its use for treating a range of conditions is a growing topic of conversation in the medical community. We talked with Caroline MacCallum, MD, a specialist in internal medicine, with expertise in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. MacCallum is the... Read More

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resiliency
Aug 24 2021

Steps you can take to strengthen resiliency

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

As the pandemic continues, the level of continuing stress and uncertainty is taking its toll on mental and physical wellbeing. For many people, this stress is overlaid on other ongoing stresses in their lives, including the effects of systemic racism and prejudice against communities including people in the LGTBQ+ community and Asian and native communities,... Read More

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healthy aging
Aug 17 2021

What are the key strategies for healthy aging?

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

There’s no magic elixir that will prevent you from getting older, but by making appropriate lifestyle choices and being proactive about finding new ways to optimize your health, you can be healthier as you grow older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent update of the report, “The State of Aging... Read More

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sleep health
Jul 13 2021

How sleep health affects your mental health

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

You may be familiar with the connection between sleep and physical health, but did you know that sleep can also significantly affect your mental health and wellness? We talked with sleep specialist Dr. Michael Grandner to learn more. Dr. Grandner is Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona (UA),... Read More

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anxiety
Jun 8 2021

Back to normal? For some people, it’s harder to be a social citizen again.

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

The number of people who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. continues to climb and, in response, many states are relaxing or ending rules that have been in place during the pandemic. Fewer people are required to wear masks in public, more people are allowed in restaurants and stores at the same time, and... Read More

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relationship
May 25 2021

Has the pandemic strained your relationship? Try these strategies.

Wellness  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Perhaps before the pandemic you felt like you didn’t get to spend enough time with your spouse or partner. The time demands of work and social obligations may have meant less time time alone with your loved one. But for many people, that changed dramatically with work from home and limits imposed on social interaction... Read More

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healthy sleep
May 4 2021

Sleep is essential to health. Learn how to improve your rest and wellbeing.

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Sleep problems are nothing new. But the COVID-19 pandemic has not only cast a bright light on sleep challenges, it has made existing sleep issues worse for many people. We talked with Nancy H. Rothstein, The Sleep AmbassadorR, about how the pandemic is affecting sleep for people of all ages, what habits may be making... Read More

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zoom fatigue
Apr 20 2021

Zoom fatigue is real. But you can outsmart it.

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

Video chat and videoconferencing technology have been important tools during the pandemic. From allowing people hospitalized with COVID-19 and older people isolated in nursing homes to see and talk with loved ones to making remote schooling possible for millions of children around the world, these technologies have helped fill gaps and help people maintain a... Read More

sleep healthy
Apr 6 2021

How to create a sleep healthy lifestyle

Integrative Medicine, Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

With all the stress and the changes in how we live and work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be one of the growing number of people around the world living with sleep problems and the physical and mental health fallout caused by lack of healthy sleep. One study conducted during the early months... Read More

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hobby
Mar 9 2021

Living with anxiety or depression? A hobby can help

Wellness  •  By Michael Scott, ND, MSA

It’s been more than a year since the U.S. declared a public health emergency because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the past year, people in the U.S. and around the world have had experiences the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. From lockdowns and a mounting case... Read More

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