Fentanyl-Laced Drugs Make Epidemic Deadliest Ever

November 26, 2021

Announced last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reported by NBC News (among a multitude of other news outlets), America's drug epidemic has taken the deadliest turn in [...]

The Challenge of Finding What Soothes the Pain

November 19, 2021

In the journal JAMA Network Open, research on the long-term effects of contracting COVID-19 shows that at least 50% of COVID-19 survivors experience numerous physical and psychological health [...]

Ageism and Scam Artists Take a Toll on Older Americans

November 12, 2021

As reported last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children's Hospital Association, have responded to a shocking [...]

In the Wake of the Pandemic, a Mental Health Tsunami?

November 5, 2021

There is no shortage of news, seemingly daily, of new or continuing human problems that have reached the crisis point. Beyond the pandemic, there is the supply-chain crisis, a global energy [...]

How the Mail Could Be Delivering a Message on Age Bias

October 29, 2021

Get ready for some new old news. As reported by Forbes, a recently released study from the Commonwealth Fund foundation shows that 23% of Americans 65+ who needed help with the activities of [...]

Thinking About Where the Anger Comes From

October 22, 2021

As widely reported in a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal titled "The Facebook Files," leaked documents from Facebook show that the company has known in acute detail for at least two [...]

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Technology?

October 15, 2021

I really don't like the idea that my smart phone is smarter than me — that it can do all these things that I can't either imagine or figure out. It leads me to think that maybe it's too [...]

Who’s To Blame for the Addiction Crisis?

October 8, 2021

As reported by Reuters News Agency, a trial involving four large pharmacy chains was to begin last Monday as the Ohio counties of Lake and Trumbull seek to convince jurors of the pharmacy chains' [...]

Coffee News and Getting to the Root of Addiction

October 1, 2021

As if a cup of coffee wasn't expensive enough, a recent Associated Press report says the industry is predicting its cost will go up even more by the end of the year. Numerous reasons are listed. [...]

The Struggle for Closure as Covid Rages On

September 24, 2021

Recently installed on a large grassy expanse of Washington D.C.'s National Mall near the Washington Monument is a sight that is hard to ignore. Covering the area, there are more that 600,000 [...]

Some Lessons From 9/11 Seem Hard for Us To Remember

September 17, 2021

With lessons learned from 9/11 so widely, recently and painfully recounted, the story of suffering and loss that continue for more than 100,000 fellow Americans must not be forgotten. We cannot [...]

If You Think We’re Eating Too Much Junk Food, You’re Right

September 10, 2021

A recent news release by strategic consulting and market research firm BlueWeave Consulting reveals that the global processed snacks market was worth $390.3 billion in U.S. dollars in 2020. The [...]