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The Los Angeles Times reports that until now studies may have underestimated mortality rates due to obesity. Researchers have previously estimated that about 5% of deaths per year are due to obesity. However, a new study in the American Journal for Public Health, took a “finer-grained approach to...
The Guardian reports that a study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found an association between large amount of coffee consumption and mortality rates. The study followed a cohort of 43,727 participants over a period of 17 years and recorded coffee consumption and outcomes at the time of follow up....

Bill W. and Dr. Bob: A Tale of Two Alcoholics, No Longer Anonymous

House of God Author, Sam Shem, Produces Play on Alcoholics Anonymous

Samuel Shem, author of The House of God, delves into his motivations and inspirations for writing the internationally acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. The play tells the story of the extraordinary beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous and its co-founders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who developed the...