Health? Everyone has questions about it. Here in Indiana, there is a 24-Hour Nurse Line for those enrolled in one of the Indiana University medical plans who need guidance on non-emergency health questions and concerns. Many hospitals and clinics also have help lines. The internet provides all kinds of answers for pressing health concerns. We all want good health but what is the most important question to ask when it comes to health and wellbeing? My colleague, Eric Nelson, writing for the September 10, 2017 edition of Communities Digital News, explores the issue and share a personal experience that has led him to narrow his inquiry to “THE Top Health Question.” Read on and get inspired to view your health questions in a different way. Here’s Eric:
One would think, based on a recent analysis of the top-searched health questions in every state, that the most pressing concern here in California is how long cold sores last, confirmation perhaps of our well publicized vanity.
Although the analysis, published by Prevention magazine in partnership with Google, is by no means scientific, the underlying assumption that we’re little more than matter-based beings in need of constant repair is undeniable, no matter what state you’re from.
But what if the top health question we asked ourselves was something fundamentally different? What if we asked not how long a particular physical condition might last or how it might be managed but, instead, whether we are, at our core, material or spiritual in nature?
Granted, it may seem silly asking a question to which we already know – or at least think we know – the answer. But let’s assume for the moment that we don’t. And let’s assume, too, that whatever answer we arrive at might have some impact on our health….