Welcome to Health and Wellness Resource!
This website is an information resource. It's a blog of abstracts - short, concise summaries of the essential information about a topic or issue using the broad concept of Health and Wellness described below, with links to more detailed information. As such, the scope of this website is quite large, so you’ll find a wide range of information.
The goal of this website is to provide fact-based information to keep you informed and aware.
New blog posts are added as new issues arise, and existing posts are updated as new information becomes available. I suggest bookmarking posts of interest so you can easily check back later for updates.
This website has a Search feature and a Blog Index to help you quickly find information on any topic.
Health and Wellness – it’s about getting enough exercise, regular visits to the dentist, scheduling your next mammogram, how to stop smoking, and how to prevent and treat a common cold. It’s also about taking a vacation, community involvement, planning for retirement, deciding where you want to live, and spending time with friends and family.
What about things like racism, religion, police brutality, the environment, laws enacted by our government, vanishing honey bees, natural disasters like earthquakes and flooding, global warming, overpopulation, and how all of these things play into not only our own personal Health and Wellness, but how they play into the Health and Wellness of our local neighborhood and community, the city, state, and country we live in, certain religious or ethnic groups, and ultimately our entire planet?
Now, think about your own attitudes and perceptions, the way you think and feel, your willingness to become involved, how you get your daily news, and how it affects your behavior. Can you see how that can affect your own personal Health and Wellness, which in turn has an effect on others?
Long gone are the days where countries were for the most part autonomous. Now more than ever, we live in an interconnected world where we all depend on each other for survival, whether it’s something related to international trade, immigration, the effects of global warming, the collapse of a financial system, or an announcement made by The Pope.
The Home page explains everything you need to know about this website (the page you’re reading now)
The Blog is the "meat" of this website, consisting of articles on various Health and Wellness topics and issues. The information in each article has been assimilated and summarized from one or more sources, providing you with the essence of what you need to know, along with links to sources and more detailed information.
For topics and issues that are dynamic and ongoing, articles are updated with dates of entry (with the most recent updates at the top) as new information becomes available.
In some cases I share my own ideas and opinions in a section entitled "Commentary" which appears in black text. Otherwise, all information is based strictly on the links and sources noted.
Of course, comments on articles are welcomed and appreciated. Each article has a "Leave a Reply" section at the bottom where you can leave a comment.
The Blog Index page is an alphabetical list of article keywords – use this page to easily find what you’re looking for. Another way to easily find information is by using the Search box at the top of the right sidebar. Articles are also grouped by month published and category (Archives and Categories sections on the right sidebar).
The Reference page is a categorized list of links to a vast array of websites related to topics and issues such as Environment, Government, Medical and Health, News, Public Policy and Research, and more.
Use the Contact page to contact me directly.
Near the top of the right sidebar is a section where you can subscribe to the blog. Just enter your e-mail address and click SUBSCRIBE. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail (if it’s not in your Inbox, check your Junk and Spam folders). To confirm your subscription, click on the link in the e-mail. Then, each time a new article is posted, you’ll receive an e-mail with a direct link to the new article.
Note that e-mails are sent only when new articles are posted (not when existing articles are updated). To track updates to an existing article, bookmark it in your browser and check back to read the latest updates.