Wellness/Lifestyle

Category: General

Is It All In Your Head

By Marsha Bonhart
September 23, 2016 Category: General

By: Marsha Bonhart I wish you good health. That includes the happiness and peace of mind that accompany it. If you are a believer, you can find that salutation in the Book of John, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you. If your spirituality takes another direction, know that Buddha states, to keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom and keep our mind strong and clear. Or, the author William Londen, to insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness and maintain an interest in life. Each of these writings connects the mind and body to the pursuit of healthy living. The connection, according to common dictionaries, is based upon taking into account the physiological, psychic and spiritual relationships between the state of the body and that of the mind. It means how what we think can affect how we physically feel. The theory is centuries old. Once

Women Medical Organizations are Still Relevant

By Fatima Fahs
August 29, 2016 Category: General

By Fatima Fahs Did you know that September is Women in Medicine Month? When I tell someone Im involved in the American Medical Womens Association (AMWA), my favorite response is, Are organizations like that still necessary? Its 2015. First, thanks for the clarification of what year we are in. Isnt it shocking that in 2015 women in medicine are still not equal to their male counterparts? And second, to answer your question: Yes, AMWA is extremely necessary in todays day and age. Allow me to explain why, after a brief history lesson. AMWA, established in 1915 by Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, stands as the oldest multispecialty womens medical organization. At the time it was founded, women made up less than 6 percent of physicians. The organization served to connect these women to one another, mentor and help new physician graduates find work (by publishing lists of institutions that would actually consider hiring a woman). In World War I, the U.S. government called on physicians across the

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