From New York Times Health Reporter Jane Brody: “Farewell Readers, It’s Been a Remarkable Ride”

From a New York Times story by Jane E. Brody headlined “Farewell Readers, It’s Been a Remarkable Ride”:

The first Personal Health column, published in The New York Times on Nov. 10, 1976, appeared under a headline that I, its author, took seriously and hoped readers would too: “Jogging Is Like a Drug: Watch Dosage, Beware the Problems.”

In the decades that followed, Personal Health by Jane E. Brody has had a very rewarding run. Countless readers have told me how one or more of my columns had improved — or even saved — their lives or that of their loved ones. Doctors often wrote to say they used my columns to help inform their patients.