Author Archives: smooney

Creating the Crave

The Trinity of Addiction and its Environmental Health impacts A recent article in the New York Times Magazine spoke mainly to the public health problem of processed food and obesity, but also contained an undercurrent about environmental health and how … Continue reading

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Sunshine in a Pill: Shedding Light on the Regulation of Vitamin D

Outside the window of our farmhouse, the sun shines brilliantly on the snowscape.  Inside, I am reading MASTERMIND, a New York Times Bestseller recently published by my former high school classmate and friend, Maria Konnikova.  In the book, Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Swimmable Waters?

I might reconsider my goal of swimming an open water marathon by the time I turn thirty-five, or perhaps I’ll just swim it in the pool instead.  Last year when I swam twelve miles around the Charleston, South Carolina peninsula, … Continue reading

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