CMO Corner

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Welcome to the CMO Corner

Welcome to our new wellness website and to the CMO Corner. We hope it will be a very useful resource for all of our participants in the Pension Hospitalization and Benefit Plan.

The CMO Corner, as it is on the JIBEI website, is a place for articles I feel will be of interest to you.  It will cover many topics. Please let us know at wellness@jibei.com if there is something you would particularly like me to address.

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Why medicines fail

Michael E. Makover, MD FACP, Chief Medical Officer JIBEI

At a recent conference, a leading expert on how to help patients take their medicines, Professor Steven Feldman, discussed why medicines do not always work.

He gave three reasons why medicines fail:

  1. The patient does not take it.
  2. The patient does not take it.
  3. The patient does not take it.

This is similar to why a person starved to death: he did not take food.

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The Fierce Urgency of Now!

Michael E. Makover, MD FACP, Chief Medical Officer JIBEI

That wonderful phrase is from Martin Luther King, Jr. He was not only one of our greatest leaders, but among our greatest writers. He fought for all Americans, not just those of color, since we all suffer in an unjust society.

I had met Dr. King and just about all of the other civil rights leaders when I was active in the movement. You could not miss their incredible passion for justice.

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Why smokers should be angry

Michael E. Makover, MD FACP, Chief Medical Officer JIBEI

Hollywood and television depict smokers as cool and heroic

 – Smoking is neither! You can decide for yourself!

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What is a healthy way to eat?

Michael E. Makover, MD FACP, Chief Medical Officer JIBEI

A healthy way of living is one where you are active everyday, you learn to enjoy foods that make you healthy rather than the ones that make you sick, you do not poison yourself with tobacco and other addictive substances that are alien to healthy human bodies, and that you learn to handle life’s challenges with less extreme emotion.

Healthy eating is fairly simple

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