The Next Decade of Well-Being – Featuring Dr. Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General
Join US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy MD for The Next Decade of Well-Being this Thursday at 6:45 PM, EDT, live-streamed. In early 2020, before the COVID pandemic, he presciently published Together- The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, focused on loneliness and stress as public health priorities, saying ‘loneliness is associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Stress is not evidence of weakness or a personal failure but a reality of life and we have to collectively figure out how to address it.’ His 4 part lifestyle prescription includes supportive relationships, physical activity, restful sleep and meditation for children, adults, workplaces, homes, schools, public health and medical providers and their patients.
Let’s help ourselves and our patients manage this epidemic of stress and loneliness. All you need to do is click on this link at 6:45 on Thursday, October 28 to watch the livestream live on YouTube.
John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP