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The Resource The rabbit effect : live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness, Kelli Harding, MD, MPH

The rabbit effect : live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness, Kelli Harding, MD, MPH

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The rabbit effect : live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness
Title
The rabbit effect
Title remainder
live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness
Statement of responsibility
Kelli Harding, MD, MPH
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Discover an eye-opening and provocative new way to look at our health based on the latest groundbreaking discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection. For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of stories--mysteries--that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill. Patients who are biologically ill, but feel healthy. What if these health mysteries could teach us something about what really makes us sick--and how to be healthy? When Columbia University doctor Kelli Harding began her clinical practice, she never intended to explore the invisible factors behind our health. But then there were the rabbits. In 1978, a seemingly straightforward experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits discovered that kindness--in the form of a particularly nurturing post-doc who pet and spoke to the lab rabbits as she fed them--made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart. As Dr. Kelli Harding reveals in this eye-opening book, the rabbits were just the beginning of a much larger story. Groundbreaking new research shows that love, friendship, community, life's purpose, and our environment can have a greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor's office. For instance, chronic loneliness can be as unhealthy as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day; napping regularly can decrease one's risk of heart disease; and people with purpose are less likely to get sick. Through provocative storytelling and compelling research, Harding presents a new model for you to take charge of your health. At once paradigm-shifting and empowering, The Rabbit Effect shares a radical new way to think about health, wellness, and how we live"--Provided by publisher
  • For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of mysteries that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill. Patients who are biologically ill, but feel healthy. In 1978, an experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits discovered that kindness-- in the form of a particularly nurturing post-doc who pet and spoke to the lab rabbits as she fed them-- made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart. Harding presents research that shows love, friendship, community, life's purpose, and our environment can have a greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor's office. -- adapted from jacket
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Harding, Kelli
Dewey number
613
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA776
LC item number
.H273 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health
  • Longevity
  • Health
  • Longevity
Label
The rabbit effect : live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness, Kelli Harding, MD, MPH
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-244)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What are we missing in medicine? -- The hidden factors. The hidden factors of health ; One-on-one: your intimate relationships ; Social ties: your community ; Work: What you do ; Education: learning your purpose ; Neighborhood: live and play ; Fairness: living by the Golden Rule ; Environmental influences: the power of compassion -- Essentials of health. The mind-body link: individual health ; All of us (trust): collective health -- Conclusion: The ripple effect: getting to kindness -- Afterword: The enduring mystery
Control code
on1079401487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501184260
Lccn
2018059576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The rabbit effect : live longer, happier, and healthier with the groundbreaking science of kindness, Kelli Harding, MD, MPH
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-244)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What are we missing in medicine? -- The hidden factors. The hidden factors of health ; One-on-one: your intimate relationships ; Social ties: your community ; Work: What you do ; Education: learning your purpose ; Neighborhood: live and play ; Fairness: living by the Golden Rule ; Environmental influences: the power of compassion -- Essentials of health. The mind-body link: individual health ; All of us (trust): collective health -- Conclusion: The ripple effect: getting to kindness -- Afterword: The enduring mystery
Control code
on1079401487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 244 pages
Isbn
9781501184260
Lccn
2018059576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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