Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
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Strategies for confronting challenges to mental and physical health.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on February 19, 2023
How we prepare and train our minds can help us immensely when stress and anxiety intersect with the unexpected.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on December 12, 2022
It's a common sentiment that happiness isn’t for sale and that money can buy things, but not contentment. But is that actually true?
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on December 7, 2022
While concussions usually aren’t hard to diagnose, they are difficult to treat. New evidence provides hope for a better and more effective approach to care.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on November 4, 2022
If you’re searching for medical advice from a doctor friend, here are some helpful guidelines.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on October 12, 2022
The mind is powerful, but is it capable of regulating body temperature? The Iceman of the BBC TV series 'Freeze the Fear' would have us believe it is.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on August 29, 2022
Data consistently shows that Americans are under-slept. New evidence suggests that collective sleep deprivation may be negatively impacting our national altruism.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on August 1, 2022
Why do we yawn? Research suggests that yawns aren't merely reactions to fatigue; they also serve key cognitive and social functions.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on July 6, 2022
Today's doctor-patient relationship is less an art and more about interpreting laboratory or radiographic tests and explaining the risks and benefits of treatment.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on June 27, 2022
Many healthy people seek care for nothing, while many sick people refuse to get the care they need. How do our brains tell when we're truly unwell?
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on June 17, 2022
Implicit left-digit bias in medical decision-making is more pervasive than many of us realize.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on June 8, 2022
What do you do when a loved one is obsessed with murky news sources and the communities swirling around them?
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on November 9, 2021
How to think critically about the latest medical breakthrough.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on April 22, 2021
Are some discussions too important not to have a recording of? Should doctor-patient interactions be captured for review and replay?
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on April 4, 2021
The concept of Open Notes—physician notes fully available and transparent to the patient electronically—is convention-twisting.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on February 26, 2021
Vaccines are steadily rolling out, and more formulations are on the horizon. When multiple options are available, should individuals be able to choose which vaccine they want?
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on February 2, 2021
With Long-Haul COVID, are we witnessing the early days of the largest and most significant contested illness surge in modern history?
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on October 19, 2020
We know how our bodies adjust to different climates and altitudes—but we don't really understand how our brains acclimatize to abrupt and profound changes in our reality.