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 [...]

Where’s the Soft Landing for the Sick?

September 3, 2021

I have written a lot about the debilitating and often accelerating effects of anxiety created by the world we now occupy, as well as generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD and other mental health [...]

What To Do With All the Bad News?

August 27, 2021

When it comes to wildfires wreaking havoc across the country, there seems to be no safe distance to be found from their fallout. This point was made even more troublingly clear by a new report [...]

Wildland Fires’ Noxious Smoke Brings Air Pollution

August 20, 2021

When a single wildfire can ravage (as of Monday) nearly 867 square miles — an area roughly the size of the Olympic city of Tokyo — it is impossible to ignore. When it threatens to [...]

When the Heat Is On, Caution Is Needed

August 13, 2021

The heat of the Olympics is officially over, but prevailing excessively high temperatures will not only continue, but loads of people will also be seeking the heat. As science journalist Sarah [...]

Why Sweat Is Swell

August 6, 2021

In the last two weeks, I've never seen such a parade of sweaty people on TV. I mean this in the most positive of ways. I'm speaking of the best athletes in the world competing at the Olympic [...]

The Number of Americans Living With Alzheimer’s Is Growing

July 30, 2021

It is easy to lose track of other major public health concerns while the news covers the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19. Yet the list of other health threats is extensive: opioid abuse, [...]

Health Threat of Extreme Heat Is a Serious One

July 23, 2021

I have been talking a lot lately about the disorders associated with exposure to constant stress. It is time we add a completely different form of stress to this list of things we must be [...]

Swapping Skyrocketing Bad Behavior for the Joy That’s Missing

July 16, 2021

Last week, I reported how what the American Institute of Stress refers to as "COVID Anger" appears to be a growing condition that is spilling out onto America's roadways in the form of dangerous, [...]

Is Covid Anger Spilling Out Onto America’s Roadways?

July 9, 2021

I hope you and your family had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday weekend. If you took to traveling the roadways, you had a whole lot of company, and I pray you navigated your travels [...]

PTSD Threat Grows as Awareness Lags

July 2, 2021

In 2010, the U.S. Senate dedicated June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day. Four years later, it decided to designate the whole month of June as National PTSD Awareness Month. If you missed the [...]