Understanding and overcoming the challenge of obesity in the armed forces From recruitment, to readiness, retention, resilience, and retirement, obesity affects the military every day. Between 2002 and 2011, the rate of obesity among active duty service members increased by more than half. Maintaining the health and wellness of service members is critical for national security. But like many Americans, service members, veterans, retirees and their families need community support to maintain a healthy weight.
The happy secret to better work? (10min) What if we led go of medical-student-itis and indulged in everything that was great about this life...how would our perspective, work, attitude and productivity look? A reflection on this idea.
How 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' is still an issue 25 years later Here’s a look back at how the DADT policy was put in the place, what the reaction to it was when it was introduced and how the conversation surrounding it has changed over the last two decades.
What makes a life worth living in the face of deathIn this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience — living and dying, love and loss — is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it."