Health issues often become more prominent as people age. Many of them are avoided or at least postponed; and much of living healthfully has more to do with attitude than it does medicine.
Host Don Marsh talked with geriatrician Dr. John Morley, who is Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine.
Members of Congress from across the country are responding to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Mo. Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt called the shooting a huge tragedy and said that it put other parts of life in perspective.
But Blunt said stricter gun laws are unlikely to deter similar acts of violence.
While it may be well established that our brains command our actions, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we can have greater control over the message.
Increasingly, research shows people can take steps to protect the health of their brain and as one aspect of that, may be able to sidetrack compulsive behaviors such as eating disorders.
The Missouri Eating Disorders Association is one agency which provides education, resources and advocacy to bring understanding and support to those treating or affected by the disease.
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