Exploring Human Potential

Increasing Breastfeeding Rates in the United States

What can be done? The United States Department of Health and Human Services developed specific recommendations for breastfeeding initiation and duration in the United States as part of their Healthy People 2010 national initiative for health promotion and disease prevention. Because the health benefits associated with breastfeeding for both the mother and baby are well […]

Leveraging the Doctor as a Trusted Authority

How the medical community can influence society I was on the phone with my good friend Bill Bestermann MD recently. Dr. B, a preventive cardiologist who is passionate about the underlying mechanics of cardiovascular disease and the horrific toll the American diet and lack of exercise is taking on everyday people, lives in spectacularly beautiful, […]

Doctors and the Death Penalty

The role of physicians in lethal injectionMore than 3,000 U.S. citizens are living on “death row” in prisons, awaiting execution. They have each been there an average of just over 12 years since sentencing. As they languish, legal battles continue over the constitutionality of both the death penalty and the means of execution. And as […]

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