Cancer Wakeup Call for Young Adults

June 7, 2024

"Cancer"; just reading or saying the word can be immediately disturbing. It is a deadly disease that affects us all in one way or another. CNN reports that an "American Cancer Society report [...]

Cannabis Now Tops Alcohol as Daily Drug of Choice

May 31, 2024

As recently reported by The New York Times, a new study shows that "for the first time on record, cannabis has outpaced alcohol as the daily drug of choice for Americans." The study was published [...]

Synthetic Drugs vs. Nature’s Way

May 24, 2024

For years a group of researchers have followed the activities of the wild orangutan population in the Gunung Leuser National Park on the island of Sumatra, where the Sumatran orangutan is [...]

The Costs of Big Pharma

May 17, 2024

It was the subject of a Reuters wire story that broke last Tuesday that many may have missed or overlooked. It contained an official statement from Pfizer confirming the death of a toddler due to [...]

The Things We’ll Try to Reinforce Healthy Eating

May 10, 2024

Let's see. There are the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards, the Country Music Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, even the Film Independent Spirit Awards. There are so many [...]

Getting Older: The Club No One Wants to Join

May 3, 2024

According to a study published in the American Psychological Association's Psychology and Aging journal, over a 25-year period, 14,000 German Aging Survey participants' perceptions of when old [...]

When It Comes to Weighing Drinking Habits, How Much Is Safe?

April 26, 2024

It seems a natural thing nowadays to see no harm in drinking one or two (or more) cups of coffee a day. Yet it wasn't all that long ago when such a coffee-drinking habit was thought to lead to [...]

Loneliness Is a Public Health Problem That’s Not Growing Old

April 19, 2024

The term "blue zones" refers to select areas around the world with the highest share of people over age 100. By studying these areas, it is believed the findings might lead to community [...]

The Longer the Flight, the More Grounded the Health Concerns

April 12, 2024

Last week, I presented a rather pivotal question posed by Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor of Harvard Health: "Are you worrying about the right things?" Among his examples of [...]

Are We Worrying About the Right Things When It Comes to Health?

April 5, 2024

Do you worry about your health? Who doesn't? According to Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, senior faculty editor of Harvard Health Publishing, a pivotal question to ask is: Are you worrying about the [...]

Seeing the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 Could Be Life-Changing

March 29, 2024

As you likely have heard, read or witnessed, the first lunar eclipse of 2024, which also occurred during a full moon, took place last Monday, March 25. According to EarthSky, it was projected to [...]

The Health Benefits of a Multi-Species Household

March 22, 2024

Emotional exhaustion brought on by chronic stress and psychologically taxing events is now recognized as a dangerous and debilitating force in this country. According to research conducted by the [...]