Archive for October, 2013

  • Physically Fit, Mentally Alert

    I’m in a seniors program at Wesleyan College. I live in a retirement community and we have exercise facilities there too, but they’re a little bit too light for me, so I joined over at Wesleyan College. They have a seniors program and it’s very physical. Now we exercise and on Fridays I started a line dance.
  • Do What You Can While You Can

    I love to dance. I do a lot of cruising. I do dancing. I just get on the floor and just have a good time. It’s great exercise, even at home on TV with Zumba. I do that stuff, so it is a workout.
  • Dr. Tuckson on NPR’s Science Friday

    On June 1, 2012, Dr. Tuckson had the pleasure of participating in NPR’s Science Friday for a segment titled “Can Technology Deliver Better Health Care?”. Below is an excerpt from the interview, as well as an audio recording of the full conversation.  
  • Reclaim Your Health at Any Age

    One of the first things we can take charge of is our health. That’s the only thing we’ve got control of. Really, we don’t have a whole lot of control over a lot of things in life, but we do have control of our bodies. Most people abuse them rather than take care of them.
  • Compelling Evidence for Regulation of Flavored Tobacco Products!

      Disturbing new data from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids indicates that the pernicious and cynical marketing strategies of the tobacco industry continue to be successful in recruiting youth smokers. This statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, should provoke an appropriate debate about further regulations and responsible actions by the FDA. This is worthy of our attention. To […]
  • A Healing Story on Social Isolation

    Today we want to welcome Mr. Elvin Malone to Tucson Health Connections. Mr. Malone is a 77-year-old man who not too many years ago lost his wife, but has been successful at creating a very full life for himself. Elvin, remind me how long has it been since you lost your wife?
  • I Am Excited to be Honored by Research!America for Medical and Health Research Advocacy!

    Research!America recently announced their 2014 Advocacy Award Honorees who will be formally recognized at the 18th Annual Ceremony on March 12, 2014, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Joining actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close; human genome scientist Leroy Hood; Kathy Giusti, who founded and runs the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation; and the leaders of the Progeria Research […]
  • A Healthier America, One Tweet at a Time

    As my friends and colleagues will tell you, nothing energizes me like a good conversation about improving America’s health. Earlier in my career, such as when I was Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia, these public health conversations happened in-person, at community meetings or at big conferences. Back then, we faced a constant challenge: how do we broaden […]