Yoga, a philosophy originating in India thousands of years ago, serves to connect the mind, body, and breath through a series of movements and postures, designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation. Today, though millions of Americans practice it, there are many misconceptions about yoga.
The results of a life expectancy study recently conducted by the Cincinnati Health Department show as much as a 20 year difference in longevity among the city’s 47 neighborhood groupings. Cincinnati Health Department Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru and Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Camille Jones discuss the study, and what can be done to address health inequalities in our community.
Sales of electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale doses of vaporized nicotine, are expected to reach over $1 billion in the US this year. Some say e-cigarettes help smokers kick their habit, but their long-term health risks are still under study. Dr.