Have you ever tried to encourage people to do something they hate—three times a week? I face that problem every day.
Pressure doesn’t work. If you hate exercise, you’ll be good at finding reasons not to do it, and I don’t blame you. I feel great after a workout and can’t recall when that wasn’t so. But I’m not fond of paperwork and I am a master at putting it off. If there are genes for paperwork hatred, I’ve got them. And it turns out that people can blame their genes for hating exerci...
Let’s say you are pregnant, and at risk for complications.
Are you and your baby better off if you live in Mississippi — or Cuba?
Going by the statistics, you’re better off in Havana than in Biloxi or many other places in the United States if you’re poor.
That’s true even though the United States spends more than $9,000 per person per year on healthcare and Cuba spends less than $3,000.
Can marijuana save the day?
But Americans in pain are already turning to the marijuana plant.
The hope: One day you’ll have a choice of varieties or formulations of compounds in marijuana — called “cannabinoids” — that bring relief, aren’t addictive, and leave your mind clear.
But it's not a simple case of "addiction transfer," an idea not borne out by science.
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Joan always struggled with her weight and never liked to exercise. When I met her as a rehab patient, she was in her early 70s, and she’d been feeling especially tired and short of breath for about a month.