Sweet Talk With a Top Sugar Doc.
Let's not sugarcoat the facts: sugar is addictive and harmful to our health. So says Dr. Robert H. Lustig, the preeminent voice on the subject, whom I interviewed for WebMD Magazine. See pg. 26 of the latest issue (with Mandy Moore on the cover).
Walk This Way.
To learn how scientists at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Research Center are helping the paralyzed to walk again, check out this web extra to my recent Brain + Life cover story on singer Gloria Estefan, who broke her back after a 1990 tour bus accident and faced potential paralysis. Now she gives back by raising funds to support such remarkable strides. READ MORE.
On Your Feet!
I loved profiling Miami Sound Machine legend Gloria Estefan, who broke her back in a terrible 1990 tour bus accident, in part because I learned so much about the remarkable strides being made right now in spinal cord research. It's truly inspiring—people with paralysis are walking again—and Estefan is responsible for raising many millions of dollars to fund this forward progress. To learn more, check out my June cover story in Brain + Life (formerly Neurology Now). And click on web extras to learn how electrical stimulation to the spinal cord and neuromodulation to the brain can work wonders.
Tamara Levitt on Meditation.
I chatted with the Calm app's meditation expert Tamara Levitt, who guided me through the might of mindfulness, which can improve physical health and emotional well being. (Pg. 15.) READ MORE in the June issue of WebMD Magazine.
"Go Out and..."
For millennia parents have told their children to "go out and play!" Little did they know in doing so they were aiding the emotional, cognitive, language, and self-regulation skills that build executive function and social aptitude in children. Read my story in the latest issue (print and digital) of WebMD. (Pg. 28.)