From Old Age To New Medicine

January 24, 2020

A wise man named Jules Renard once said, "It is not a question of how old you are, but a question of how you are old." No matter how we look at the issue of aging, one thing is clear: People age [...]

Calling Off Alcohol for a Change

January 17, 2020

For more than a decade, "Dry January" has served as a resolution calling for a month-long break from alcohol. If you want to jump on this wagon, it is never too late to start by stopping. Whether [...]

Slamming Doors on Rural Hospital Care

January 10, 2020

While final statistics have yet to be revealed for New Year's Eve, it is a good bet that they will show a sharp uptick in emergency room visits beginning around midnight. Long before that hour, [...]

Health Issues We Should Aim To Resolve

December 27, 2019

If you are preparing a list of New Year's resolutions and are looking for a starting point, the folks at the American Medical Association annually assemble a list of 10 wellness-focused [...]

Crisis of Vaping Among Kids Clouds Holidays

December 20, 2019

During the holidays, I think we all tend to respond to the positive and inspirational stories around us. The problem is that in writing about health and wellness at this particular moment, I am [...]

1 Low Opinion of High Tech

December 13, 2019

As I noted last week, I often have a low opinion of high technology and its overall impact on our lives and health. I know that some experts will say this fear is overblown and today's [...]

Opting for a Low-Tech Holiday Season

December 6, 2019

I could be wrong, but it seems that with each passing year, it becomes harder and harder for us to properly reflect on the true meaning of what that good old holiday spirit signifies. Such [...]

Do We Grow From Tragedy?

November 22, 2019

It seems that every year around the holidays, numerous stories appear in the media of people skirting death or overcoming tragedy. These are certainly stories that need to be told. According to a [...]

Remembering Veterans Is Not Enough

November 15, 2019

As we close the books on Veterans Day 2019, I cannot help but search for a message that will resonate from this national holiday — a day where we honor and show appreciation for all who [...]

Surviving in an Increasingly Divided World

November 8, 2019

Last week, I touched upon how the current political environment — where anger seems to be the animating force — is resulting in turmoil and distress at such a level that health [...]

A Healer in the House Above the Political Stress

November 1, 2019

As a recent study has confirmed — as if we didn't know — the current political environment has gone far beyond merely heated and toxic. The result of this turmoil is that we now live [...]

The Health Toll of Being Lonely

October 25, 2019

A recent study published in the journal Health Psychology, based on interview responses from more than 19,000 married people up to age 90 between 1978 and 2010, suggests that married people who [...]