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Meeting the Challenge of Childhood Obesity

When talking about obesity, people can easily lapse into judgmental terms that place the blame on the overweight person...

When talking about obesity, people can easily lapse into judgmental terms that place the blame on the overweight person. But who's responsible for the widespread and growing problem of childhood obesity? More importantly, how can we stop it?

The Deeper Purpose of Beauty Tips for Women

Courtney Wilder offers an excellent analysis of a resource we at the Clergy Health Initiative have been following for some time: Beauty Tips for Ministers...

In a commentary for the Martin Marty Center's Sightings, Courtney Wilder offers an excellent analysis of a resource we at the Clergy Health Initiative have been following for some time: Beauty Tips for Ministers.

Rev. Victoria Weinstein, the Harvard-educated pastor of First Parish Unitarian Church in Norwell, Mass., started this blog on the belief that “if clergypeople believe that religious life is vital, relevant and beautiful, they should look the part.”

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New Program Begins for NC Conference Clergy Counseling

The Conference Commission on Clergy Counseling and Consultation has endorsed CareNet to provide services for clergy and local church consultation, beginning in January 2010...

The Conference Commission on Clergy Counseling and Consultation has endorsed CareNet to provide services for clergy and local church consultation, beginning in January 2010. CareNet, associated with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, has nine centers and affiliates within the Conference. There are more than 35 certified counselors and psychotherapists on the CareNet staff, including some clergy and pastoral counselors.

Another 2010 Resolution: Advanced Directives

While his mother had completed and filed advanced directives for her care in the hospital, she had never considered what might happen if she collapsed at home...

A close friend’s ailing 92-year-old mother moved into his house the week before Christmas, prompting conversations about emergency procedures and advanced directives. Advanced directives are the legal documents that make clear to your physician, family and caregivers your preferences for care in the event of a life-threatening accident or illness.

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Losing It: Finding an Eating Plan that Works for You

As we close out the decade, and look forward to the next 10 years with a renewed resolve to really change our lives for the better, let's spend a few moments thinking about that oft-uttered four-letter word...DIET.

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As we close out the decade, and look forward to the next 10 years with a renewed resolve to really change our lives for the better, let's spend a few moments thinking about that oft-uttered four-letter word. The one that shows up with great regularity toward the end of the Christmas season: DIET.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream v.1

I am jealous of the sleep habits of my collegiate son, who for some time now has been able to log 10 hours of sleep in a single night...

I am jealous of the sleep habits of my collegiate son, who for some time now has been able to log 10 hours of sleep in a single night.

One of the "gifts" of aging is an alteration in our sleep patterns, causing us to have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Insomnia affects about a third of all adults, and can have significant effects on our health. This post addresses ways to alter your environment to improve sleep. Future posts will suggest ways to adjust your behaviors and identify the point when you should seek medical help for poor sleep.

Mental Health Care for Less

Concerned about the price of health care? You're not alone. The New York Times reports that the leading reason that people with mental health issues don’t seek treatment is cost...

Concerned about the price of health care? You're not alone. The New York Times reports that:

According to a recent survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Samhsa, pronounced SAM-suh), the leading reason that people with mental health issues don’t seek treatment is cost. They fear the fees.

Ask Me 3

I had an interesting experience at a pharmacy-based clinic the other day: the practitioner asked me how I preferred to receive my health information...

I had an interesting experience at a pharmacy-based clinic the other day: the practitioner asked me how I preferred to receive my health information. Did I want to read printed written instructions? Listen to them? Go on the Internet?

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Just in time

Always in search of the magic bullet, I came across a new resource: The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough...

Always in search of the magic bullet, I came across a new resource that I’m trying out myself and wanted to share with you. It is The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough, by Sean Foy and Nellie Sabin.

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