About the Session

Wellness is all the buzz these days. Better sleep, diet, exercise and holistic practices such as yoga and tai chi are suggested as ways to proactively promote a healthy mind and body which in turn could avoid the potential costs and complications of medical intervention. This is even more true in the case of chronic conditions such as migraines, lower back pain etc. where there might be no single magic pill or procedure. BUT what does the science behind some of these aspects under the umbrella of wellness say about their effectiveness in preventing or managing disease? What dietary supplements should you take? Do they work? How much exercise should you get? Does it have to be strenuous? Please join our panel of experts as they discuss the benefits and dispel the myths of some of these practices and offer suggestions on how to incorporate recommendations informed by their research into behaviors related to exercise, sleep, nutritional supplements and integrative medicine.



  • Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD
    Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, BWH


  • JoAnn Manson, MD, Dr.PH
    Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, BWH


  • Deirdre Tobias, DSc
    Instructor of Medicine, BWH


  • Peter Wayne, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, BWH