Technological Advances in Health Care Both Friend and Foe

March 24, 2023

As recently reported by USA Today's Tony Leys, Bette Helm, 71, lives in a nursing home located in Knoxville, Iowa, a small city in Marion County of about 7,500 people. Like many small rural [...]

Settling Disparities in Care and Getting Back to Treating the Whole Patient

March 17, 2023

What is happening to the blissful joy of country living? While it remains for those who can afford it, for others it seems to be slipping away. As I reported last week, finding a family doctor or [...]

Celebrating the Sacrifice and Skill of Good Old Country Doctors

March 10, 2023

For people living in rural America, finding a family doctor or adequate health care services has never been easy. Says Rian Dundon in a report: "Country folk have been bootstrapping [...]

It Seems Anti-aging Efforts Are Taking on a New Life

March 3, 2023

As if we needed more proof of the adage, "You are what you eat," a study recently published in Nature Aging has demonstrated that calorie restriction may, among other benefits, also slow aging in [...]

A Losing Fight With Loneliness

February 24, 2023

"But only the lonely know why, I cry, only the lonely." These are now classic words of the chorus of a Roy Orbison song that became his first smash hit back in 1960. It obviously resonated with [...]

Sports Gambling Here to Stay; It’s a Bet There Will Be Problems

February 17, 2023

Gambling is considered one of the oldest vices in the world. Some would say that's too harsh a description when it comes to wagering on sports. After all, putting a bet down on an outcome can be [...]

When Did Respecting Your Elders Become Passe?

February 10, 2023

It should surprise no one that advancing technology and advancing age don't exactly go hand in glove. People of my generation tend to struggle with it or work around the wired world where we can. [...]

Seeing Dog Days Ahead for Science

February 3, 2023

American humorist Dave Barry once observed that "you can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'" And [...]

Dry January Leaves Behind Sobering Thoughts

January 27, 2023

For those of you who have successfully navigated Dry January without a slip up, your liver, heart and skin all thank you. Dry January is said to be an observance gaining in popularity during the [...]

Still Falling Short on Meeting the Health Needs of Veterans

January 20, 2023

As a U.S. Air Force veteran, past spokesperson for the U.S. Veterans Administration and Veteran Foundation's Veteran of the Year Award recipient, I will always have unwavering regard for those [...]

Unseen Effects of Witnessing Damar Hamlin’s Traumatic Injury

January 13, 2023

"Where were you on the evening of Monday, Jan. 2?" This may be a question that hangs around for quite some time. The full story of the evening's massive impact is yet to be fully played out. For [...]

Resolving Nursing Shortage Critically Important in 2023

January 6, 2023

The news report seemed hardly new, and I suspect it is not all that surprising. "Nursing is in crisis, fueled by burnout (and) exhaustion," reports New York Times health and science reporter [...]