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Pursuit of Happiness caries Yale Prof home to New Bedford

June 12, 2018

The creator of the psychology course that topped the all-time enrollment list at Yale University returned Tuesday to the city where she was NBHS valedictorian and preached a little happiness to an overflow crowd at the Whaling Museum. - Story by Steve Urbon

Being Moral: How to write your own story at the end of life

May 04, 2017

"It’s about being a partner and a guide and truly helping patients write the last chapter in their story on their terms. We can’t cure everything, but, there is a lost art of medicine and healing is possible through compassion."

Join us to have a conversation about what matters to us most in the end.

New Bedford Advances Heart Health Movement With “Love Your Heart Event” On February 12th

February 12, 2017

Communities across New Bedford will be joining a growing national movement on February 12th, urging all to “Love Your Heart.” The one-day, city-wide event provides an opportunity for residents to “know their numbers” and learn more about their heart health.

Dr. Michael Rocha, Cardiologist: Actress Carrie Fisher, Star Wars’ Princess Leia gone too soon from a heart attack at age 60. 

January 01, 2020

Dr. Michael Rocha, Cardiologist: Actress Carrie Fisher, Star Wars’ Princess Leia gone too soon from a heart attack at age 60. Sadly, actress Carrie Fisher passed away this week of a heart attack.  Learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how you can help prevent one.

'An open mind': Meditation makes its way into SouthCoast institutions- by Aimee Chiavaroli Southcoast Today

December 22, 2019

"Mindfulness really could be something that transforms our interactions with one another," Rocha said, adding it could help people become more heartfelt and compassionate.

"We need to be able to use the word love and mean it. Not just the words, but through our actions," he said.


Photo Mike Valeri- Standard-times

New Bedford Wellness Offers Healthy Dose of Free Activities- Southcoast Today

August 28, 2016

Keeping a healthy routine can prevent health ailments before they arise and need treatment, he said. “We wait and then count on health care to fix it,’’ he said. “We should be fixing it before it’s a problem.’’- Dr. Michael Rocha

The Magic Pill is Prevention, Wellness

October 23, 2016

Today, fewer than 5 percent of health care dollars are spent on prevention; 95 percent goes toward treating diseases or seeking cures, mostly for chronic disease. Yet we know that 80 percent of chronic disease can be prevented through improvements in lifestyle and behavior. As Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Bernard Lown asserted, “Diligent prevention invariably plays second fiddle to heroic cures.”

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