Living Longer, and Better

Everyone has heard the advice: Don’t smoke. Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise regularly. Use alcohol in moderation. Now researchers have created a method for estimating how many extra years of healthy living might be gained by following those admonitions. Their analysis, in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 116,043 people ages 40 to 75 over an average…

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What Cancer Has Taught Me About Fear

Sequestered during the pandemic, I find myself thinking that cancer patients’ expertise in fear can help others heed its warnings. We all need tactics not only to overcome the destructive capacity of fear but also to tap its protective potential. An iconic portrait of one petrified creature, Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” captures the fright…

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