Finding the Hero Within the Face of a Pandemic

April 10, 2020

As reports continue to come in of medical professionals thrust into the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, communities around the country have stepped up the efforts to [...]

How Shall We Honor Those on the Frontlines of the Pandemic?

April 3, 2020

Last week, I shared an opinion piece written by Gregory Jasani, an emergency medicine resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In it, he issued a stern warning to all who disregard [...]

Dangers of Being Delusional When Sizing Up New Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

Attention all knuckleheads. I'm talking about those cyclists and runners who have been crowding New York's parks, hanging out at California beaches or frolicking in Florida during spring break. [...]

Are We Focusing on the Wrong Things in Combating the Coronavirus?

March 20, 2020

From the outset, there was consistent assurance from public health experts that stocking up on surgical masks will not reduce your chance of catching a common cold, the flu or the novel [...]

Are Airlines Finally Cleaning Up Their Act?

March 13, 2020

The idea of commercial airlines being vessels for the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 reminds me that in today's world of air travel, we have, for years, taken certain risks when we fly [...]

Coronavirus Risks Reward Some

March 6, 2020

Something appears to be outpacing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus: the fear of contracting it, whether well-founded or not. It seems to be [...]

Shielding Against Brain Trauma Needs To Be a Societal Goal

February 28, 2020

I'm just guessing, but I imagine it would be hard to find a top expert in health or science who would not admit there's a lot we don't know about traumatic brain injury prevention and treatment. [...]

No Time for Downtime Anymore

February 21, 2020

This past Monday was Presidents Day, a designated federal holiday where offices and many government institutions were closed. Still, a surprising number of American workers both in and outside of [...]

Time to Give Coffee a Break

February 14, 2020

With the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak dominating the news — as it rightly should — I thought I would offer up a familiar subject for contemplation. Something that you [...]

Though Life Expectancy Rose Slightly in 2018, It Is Hardly Enough

February 7, 2020

When we look at the things we try to avoid in life, you would hope that escaping premature death would be top of the list. After all, it speaks to our basic human drive for survival. Yet, in our [...]

Thoughts on Traumatic Brain Injury

January 31, 2020

In October 2006, some 30 hours after departing Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., I stepped off a C-130 troop transport plane and on to the tarmac of Iraq's Al Asad Air Base to fulfill a [...]

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 [...]