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Squared Up & Taking Shots: Our Stories from Vaccination Lines


What do the United Center, a church gymnasium and a community pool have in common? Some folks on the 4sight Health team have had an early look at the vaccine …

The Earth Is Sicker, and So Are We: Environmental Change and Worsening Health


“Evolution had left humans ill-suited for their modern environment.” —Barton Child, MD The environment has a profound effect on our health and well-being. Massachusetts General Hospital Chief of Medicine Dr. …

Hunger, Food Insecurity, and Obesity: Finding a Common Cure


The stress of COVID-19 has exacerbated the paradox of worsening hunger and food insecurity superimposed on a pre-existing overweight and obese population. What is a cure for these intersecting maladies? …

The Proof Case for Addressing the Negative Social Determinants of Health


Up to half of all premature deaths are preventable by modifying behaviors and exposures that occur in communities.[1] “The Case For More Active Policy Attention To Health Promotion” sharpens readers’ …

On The Verge of A Vaccine: How to Encourage Wide Acceptance


The world is on the verge of available COVID-19 vaccines. How can we encourage people to take a vaccine, and why is this question even a consideration? An answer may …

Time Poverty: A Growing Stress for Modern Society


I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, and when I wave, I lose the …

The Impact and Cost of Gun Violence: A Plan To Help


Sadly, gun violence continues to plague America. The statistics are brutal—nearly 40,000 people die from gunshots, in addition to the 100,000 injured. Those counts equate to an average of 96 …

How to Build Safer Streets for Everyone


Almost everyone agrees that where one lives has more influence on one’s life experience and expectancy than any other factor. Where one walks, hikes, bikes, or runs determines the safety …

Safe Street for Everyone

Pandemic Logic 101: Delayed Collective Gratification Saves Lives and Lifestyles


As the nation strives to return to normalcy while facing an increased prevalence of COVID-19, individual behaviors not only contribute to individual survival but also to the survival of family, …

Pandemic Logic 101: Delayed Collective Gratification Saves Lives and Lifestyles

Pandemics Cubed: Social Injustice and Chronic Disease Amplify COVID-19’s Virulence


America’s current response to COVID-19 ranges from “no worries” to struggling episodically to acutely overwhelmed. The uneven response has led to catastrophic disease spread and death. Setting the stage and …

Pandemics Cubed: Social Injustice and Chronic Disease Amplify COVID-19’s Virulence

Wealth and Income Inequality as a Cause of Societal Inequity


Wealth and income inequality have been defining issues in the United States. The added stress of Covid-19 has highlighted and exacerbated these imbalances not only regarding the economy and personal …

Life Has Changed and So Must We


Our world has changed fundamentally from the impact of two events. The first, acute and most noxious, is COVID-19. The second, enduring and most beneficial, is the digital age. COVID-19 …

Differential Susceptibility of Individuals and Communities to COVID-19


COVID-19 strikes with alarming inconsistency. Most recover quickly while others die. The disease devastates some communities and spares others. Understanding why and how COVID-19 preys on some and not others …

Adjusting to Life with Spreading Covid-19: Stay Safe and Be Productive


Covid-19 is stressing American society and us all in fundamental ways. The obvious and most important impact is the potential loss of life, particularly for the frail elderly and medically …

The Next Moonshot: Moving to Reverse America’s Declining Life Expectancy


Meet Dr. Allen Weiss, veteran health system administrator, former AHA Board member, thought leader, healthcare revolutionary, and Chief Medical Officer for the Blue Zone Project. While Allen was President & CEO …