Health & Wellness Winter 2014


From This Issue

Seeds of Change

I first saw the Dalat Palace Golf Club in 1994, when my newlywed Vietnamese wife and I cycled past a long string of peasants in conical hats, planting grass by hand. “For what?” my wife asked the foreman, who stood on the other side of bamboo fencing. “For this,” the man told her. And then […]

Vanities: Aromatherapy Can Promote Well-Being

As co-founder of the United Kingdom–based skin-care company Aromatherapy Associates, Geraldine Howard has spent 35 years studying which botanical scents make her clients feel better, whether that includes lavender to aid sleep or citrus oil to invigorate. Science has backed her up, with a spate of recent studies showing that aromatherapy is effective in relieving […]

The Flying ICU

The American tourist had rented a moped in Greece and was having a grand time, until he careened around a corner and woke up in a local hospital. An executive had come to the United States for a procedure at the Mayo Clinic and needed secure transport with round-the-clock medical care while he traveled home […]

Salamander Resort & Spa Opens

Northern Virginia’s Salamander Resort & Spa opens with a focus on well-being, from country pursuits to cozy spa treatments and healthful cuisine. In the historic horse country and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an hour outside of metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Salamander Resort & Spa’s 340 picturesque acres offer a modern approach to wellness […]

Michael Roizen, MD, on Staying Young

Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the newly released update of YOU: The Owner’s Manual, takes his own stay-healthy, live-longer advice and literally walks the walk.  Health & Wellness You are the first chief wellness officer at any major academic health institution. What does that title mean? Dr. […]