Posts Tagged ‘Wellness’

When It Comes to Health, Kathleen Cares

A leading expert on national and global health issues Kathleen Sebelius (née Gilligan) served as the Secretary of Health and Human Services for five years (2009-2014), currently Sebelius is the CEO of Sebelius Resources providing strategic advice to companies, non-profits, and investors. Kathleen spoke with Irish America on the future of American health care, herRead more..

The First Word: Sláinte! Good Health

“What’s exciting is that millions of families . . .will have access, some for the first time, to quality, affordable options in just a few months.”       – Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius As the national debate on Obamacare takes center stage we thought it an opportune time to interview Secretary of Health KathleenRead more..

Did President Kennedy Have Celiac Disease?

Dr. Peter Green, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, suspects that JFK was the victim of an undiagnosed disease common to the Irish. John F. Kennedy’s long-standing medical problems started in childhood. In Kennedy’s adolescence, gastrointestinal symptoms, weight and growth problems as wellRead more..

The Doctors

A selection of doctors, many of whom have been honored as Top 100 Irish Americans by this magazine, who are working to understand the pressing topics of our time.   Neuroimmunology “This is such a hopeful time — a hopeful era for MS.  We’ve seen this disease become a treatable disease in the last decade. Read more..

Pharma Leaders

A selection of leaders in the pharmaceutical industry who have been featured on Irish America’s Business 100 list and who continue to shape the future of medicine.   Melanoma “We hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients living with metastatic melanoma.” Deirdre Connelly is president, North America Pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).Read more..

A World to Care For

Mary Manning Walsh, a nursing home for the elderly, proves that the twilight years can be joyful if the people in charge really care. The massive stroke that left my mother speechless and paralyzed also left her family despondent. Having a stroke had always been her greatest fear, and now, somewhere in the mists ofRead more..

The Irish of Medical History

The history of medicine spans millennia – from before the invention in 5th century Greece of the Hippocratic oath, which doctors still take to this day, to the life-changing breakthroughs of the 21st century. The following pages share the stories of some of the most important, illustrious and idiosyncratic Irish and Irish Americans in theRead more..

Reel Life Miracle

Irish Set Dancing Found Therapeutic for Parkinson’s Patients Italian neurologist Dr. Daniele Volpe has long been a fan of Irish traditional music, making yearly trips to Ireland and playing in a band under the stage name Dan Fox. Little did he think, however, that he would be able to incorporate his love of trad musicRead more..

Let the Healing Begin

While it has not been labeled an actual illness, the longing to return home can cause psychological and social problems that get passed down to future generations.  Fionnula Flanagan writes that it’s time to welcome everyone back into the fold. If the historians are to be believed, early on we left in high-prowed small boats stuffedRead more..

Breathe…
The Breath Is Key

An introduction to Yoga. My introduction to Kundalini Yoga in 1982 was a game changer. My type A personality  changed to a more patient and certainly chilled out A-. When asked how I stay so calm and centered I’m clear that the three-days-a-week practice is contributing and I consider it my health insurance. Other than a slight coldRead more..