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I like this advice: "You only get one body. How well you care for it—or don’t care for it—makes a big difference in the length and quality of your life." (Note: those who value health will need to take care of their body's immediate physical & mental health needs. And educate themselves as to long-term needs based on sound medical science. Good nutrition, exercise, plenty of sleep, etc can lessen both fear of, and likelihood of, illness. Meditating, having friends/ emotional support can help with stress which can cause illness.) All of this is wise from both coping and, with high cost of health care, financial perspectives.

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with: #28A   Hedonistic Orientation  to make Choice #21    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 2.0    version 3.0        is this theme new to version 4?--NO

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 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch #24: Unvaccinated Children, Public Health, and Worldviews
Worldview Watch #11: Soda Taxes to Fight Obesity and Raise Revenue 

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Physical Exercise Health Health Psychology
Healthy Diet Preventive Medicine Nutrition
recognizes importance of genetic factors Medicine avoids unhealthy activities, minimizes stress
placebo knowledgeable regarding cardiovascular disease prevention  knowledgeable regarding cancer prevention

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #11A  Fatalism   #15   The Group Think Imperative #18A   Passionately Impulsive  
#25  Evil is Out There #29B Taking Charge==> Violence #33A   Servitude / Enslaved  #33B  Addiction 
#36A Cynicism #39B Blaming / Scapegoating  #46B Military Backers #101B Mind Narrowly Focused

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #28B: Healthy Orientation

WebMD ("better information, better health")
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The Government on Health: A to Z index (sponsored by USA NIH)
National Health Information Center
The National Health Service--Your Health, Your Choices (home page of England's NHS) 
Center for Medical Consumers ("working to protect your rights--helping you make informed decisions")
National Women's Health Resource Center
Food and Nutrition Information Center  (from USDA)
Nutrition and Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
MedlinePlus: Nutrition (in general this US NIH sponsored site offers "trusted health information for you") (what science is saying about choosing foods and making the healthiest choices)
The carbon foodprint of 5 diets compared
The Science of Well Being (2005 book from Oxford University Press)

Resources for Promoting Healthy Eating by Children  (ten links to articles provided by Helen Carter)

National Patient Advocate Foundation ("the patient's voice")
Research finds common household appliance is spewing car-exhaust-like pollution indoors by Leo Collis (report on gas stoves, posted on TCD, April 2024)
Getting fitter can reduce prostate cancer risk by 35%, study finds by Andrew Gregory (from The Guardian, Jan 30 2024)

"These 8 habits could add up to 24 years to your life, study says"  by Sandee LaMotte (from CNN July 24 2023)

Our Food May Be Giving Us Alzheimer’s Disease, New Research Says   by Brett Arends (in Barron's Feb 17 2023)

Toxic Stress Load Is the Biggest Barrier to Living Longer. Here's How to Reduce It  (Time article Feb 16 2023)
Relationship between food, disease stronger than you may think by Dee Dee Stiepan (report on Mayo Clinic study Jan 30 2023)

Hydration can significantly impact your physical health, study finds by Kristen Rogers (report on study, from CNN Jan 2 2023)

Americans' life expectancy continues to fall, erasing health gains of the last quarter century by Karen Weintraub (from USA Today Dec 22 2022)
Genetic Medicine--The Trials of Gene Therapy (from The Economist August 27 2022) 
Don't bother with dietary supplements for heart health, study says  by Jen Christensen (from CNN Nov 7 2022)
"The most damaging farm products? Organic, pasture-fed beef and lamb" by George Monbiot (from The Guardian August 16 2022)
Medicine--The Quantified Self (about health benefits of wearable technology from The Economist May 7 2022)
How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal by Berly McCoy (from NPR December 20 2021) 
A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert says she avoids these 5 foods that ‘weaken memory and focus’ (from CNBC November 28 2021)
“The dark side of wellness: the overlap between spiritual thinking and far-right conspiracies” by Eva Wiseman  (from The Guardian October 17 2021)
"New Study Shows Folate Is Directly Linked to the Prevention of Alzheimer’s" by Sharon Feiereisen  (from well and good website August 31 2021)
“How Bad is Coffee for the Environment?” by Tebany Yune  (May 27 2021 report)
How gut microbes could drive brain disorders (report from Nature Feb 3 2021)
"The surprising connection between anxiety and your diet" by Melissa Pandika  (Jan 22 2021 report posted on site)
"Which Diets Have the Lowest Carbon Footprint?"  by Michael Greger (video posted on  Nov 18 2020)
Personalized Medicine: Populations of One (article in The Economist March 14 2020)
Effect Of An Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Intake On The Delay Of Cognitive Decline: Role Of Secoiridoid Oleuropein? (October 29 2019 medical paper in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment journal)
Health Innovation Issue / The Robot Will See You Now by Corinne Purtill (cover story in special issue of Time Nov 4 2019)
“Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death, study suggests” by Brett Molina    (report in USA Today Mar 18 2019)
"Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste"  (August 7 2018 AP / NBC News report on the dental health benefits of fluoride)  
"A Huge New Study Just Showed Alcohol Is Worse for You Than You Thought" by Stephanie Mencimer (Apr 13 2018  Mother Jones report)
“Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies” by Susan Scutti, (report from CNN April 8 2018)

"'Nightmare bacteria' are trying to spread in the U.S., CDC says" by Maggie Fox (April 4 2018  NBC News report)

“Is Drinking Healthy? Alcohol Helps Clean Toxins From the Brain, Study Shows” by Kate Sheridan (Newsweek  2/2/18 report)
“The Weight Loss Trap—Why Your Diet Isn’t Working “ by Alexandra Sifferlin (article from Time June 5 2017)
The Link Between Air Pollution and Heart Disease (article from The Economist May 6 2017)
The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes  (book review by Dan Barber New York Times Jan 2 2017)
Depression and Its Treatment (report from The Economist October 15 2016)
Microbes and Humans--I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (book review from The Economist August 20 2016)
Longevity report on how science is working to extend life spans (from The Economist August 13 2016)

"Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer, finds study" by Dennis Campbell  (posted on The Guardian July 22 2016)

"Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control" by Mary Elizabeth Dallas (from US News & World Report July 12 2016)

"Very hot drinks are 'probably carcinogenic'" by Meera Senthilingam (report posted on CNN June 15 2016)

"Academies of Science finds GMOs not harmful to human health" by Elizabeth Weise   (news story from USA Today May 16 2016)

"New Insights into the Human Microbiome" by Karen Weintraub (April 29 2016 post on Scientific American website)

Cholesterol Lowering Statins cause muscle pain, scientists conclude  by Sarah Knapton (The Telegraph Apr 3 2016)

"Expert Says Wine Isn’t Nearly As Healthful As We Thinkby Anna Almendraia (report posted on The Huffington Post March 22 2016)

"A run a day keeps the tumour at bay" (research report about link between exercise and cancer from The Economist Feb 27 2016)
"How Sugar Might Fuel The Growth Of Cancer?"  (Jan 2016 report posted on Insight Ticker website)
"How Sugar and Fat Trick the Brain into Wanting More Food"  by Ferris Jabr (article from Scientific American Jan 2016)
"Cancer May Be More Within Our Control Than We Thought" by Alice Walton  (article posted on Forbes Dec 17 2015)
"Research breakthrough could lead to better prostate cancer treatment " (Nov 2015 research report from Medical Xpress)
"Do I Have to Stop Eating Processed Meat? Key Questions About WHO Group Report" by Maggie Fox  (on NBC News Oct 26 2015)

"Anthropology: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" (report on how long our distant ancestors slept from The Economist October 17 2015)

The green diet: how to eat healthy and save the planet   by Amy Westervelt  (article from The Guardian June 29 2015)

"Thirty Minutes of Exercise is Key to Health in Old Age" (May 15 2015 news report on long-term study involving thousands of people) 

"Treatments to Stop Alzheimer's Step Closer as Scientists Discover Inhibitor Molecule" (report from Medical News Today Feb 18 2015)
"10 ways to eat and drink your way to a better brain" by Jason Kane  (report on PBS News Hour website January 6 2014)
"Sleep Cleans the Brain of Toxins" by James Gallagher (October 17 2013 BBC News report)
"Increased Dementia Risk Linked to Higher Blood Sugar Levels" by Rina Shah (Aug 10 2013 news report on National Monitor website)
"The Perils of Sitting Down: Standing Orders" ( article from The Economist Aug 10 2013)
"Anti-Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Disease In Mice"  ( May 25 2013 report on Medical News Today website)
"Gene Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment" by Marilynn Marchione (May 8 2013 news report from AP medical writer)
"Red Meat Chemical 'Damages Heart', say US Scientists" by James Gallagher (Apr 7 2013 BBC News article)
"Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us" by Steven Brill (Feb 20 2013 Time cover story)
"Study: Diet Soda Increases Risk of Diabetes" by Lylah Alphonse (Feb 2013 Yahoo News report)
"Blood Pressure Drugs May Also Reduce Dementia Risk" by Janice Lloyd  (news report from Jan 2013 USA Today)
"Psychosomatic Medicine: Think Yourself Well" (news re research from report The Economist Dec 8 2012)
"Epigenetics and Health: Grandma's Curse" (news re research report from The Economist Nov 3 2012)
"Can It: Soda Studies Cite Stronger Link to Obesity" by Sharon Begley (September 21 2012 news story on Reuters)
"Tiny Proportion of Americans Practice Seven Heart Healthy Habits" (Mar 2012 report from Medical News Today)
"Raising your conscientiousness" (from Harvard Health Letter May, 2012)
"Is Preventive Medicine Actually Overtreatment?" (Feb 2012 NPR review of book Overdiagnosed by Gilbert Welch)
Culinary Intelligence by Peter Kaminsky (review of this 2012 book on "eating healthy and really well")
"More Support for Passing on the Red Meat" by Genevra Pittman (from The Chicago Tribune March 2012)
Adverse Events in Hospitals May be Ten Times Greater Than Previously Measured (2011 medical journal article)
20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors--A Patient Fact Sheet (from US Dept of Health & Human Services)
Online Hospital Compare Tool (from US Dept of Health & Human Services)
"Exercise and Longevity: Worth All the Sweat" (article from The Economist Jan 21 2012 issue)
"What's the Single Best Exercise?" by Gretchen Reynolds (article from NY Times April 15 2011)
"Is Sugar Toxic?" by Gary Taubes (lengthy, authoritative article from NY Times April 13 2011)
Eating Made Simple, by Marion Nestle (September 2007 Scientific American article by nutritionist)
Nutrition News from the Harvard School of Public Health
Preventing Heart Disease -- from the UC Berkeley Wellness Newsletter
"Prostate Cancer and Acetaminophen Use" (abstract of 2011 research report)
"Social Relationships and Mortality Risk" (2010 research paper on effect of loneliness on mortality, on PLoS) 
Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life
Prevention Magazine
Partnership for Prevention (dedicated to disease prevention and advocating for health promotion policies)
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute -- Cancer Topics
National Mental Health Association
National Institute of Mental Health
American College of Preventive Medicine
Public Health Corps (devoted to providing information and "putting the public back into public health)
U.S. Health Care Costs (report from Kaiser Family Foundation) 
Overdosed America, by John Abramson (the website for this 2004 book by doctor)
Health and Medicine--Most Popular Programs (links to hundreds of UCTV programs on this topic)
"Smoking Explains Why Americans Don't Live Longer" by Maggie Fox (Jan 25 2011 news story)
"Alzheimer's Unlocked by Alice Park" (cover story in Time October 14 2010)
"Taxing Sodas for a Healthier Economy" by Barbara Kiviat (article in  Time Magazine July 12 2010)
"Study: Doctors Don't Always Spot Depression" by John Cloud  (Time July 30 2009)
"This Doctor Does Not Want to See You," by Alice Park (article about preventive medicine in Time Jun 17 2009)
"Faith and Healing: A Forum," by Alice Park (part of cover story How Faith Can Heal in Time Feb 23 2009)
"Living Large," by Alice Park (cover story about health effects of obesity in children in Time June 23 2008
"Eat Your Germs," by Sanjay Gupta (article about probiotic foods in Time April 7 2008)
"Health: Why Women Need Better Sleep," by Alice Park (article in Time March 31 2008)
"Mandatory Health," by Lisa T. Cullen (article about a great new idea in Time March 24 2008)
"Stuck on the Couch," by Sanjay Gupta (article about benefits of exercise in Time March 3 2008)
"Health: A Good Night Sleep," by Alice Park (article about benefits of sleep in Time December 17 2007)
"The Science of Appetite," by Jeffrey Kluger (cover story in Time June 11 2007)
Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension, by R. Kurzweil and T. Grossman  
Preventing Stress Through a Healthy Lifestyle
Global Advanced Trait Description: Physical Fitness
People's Pharmacy
quotes related to health

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from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.