America Is Growing Old, and Not in a Good Way

September 22, 2023

In the eyes of the nation's health experts, the recent decline in the life expectancy of Americans that has occurred over the past few years should be especially alarming to us all. "America may [...]

So Much Standing in the Way of Healthy Habits

September 15, 2023

A new study has identified eight lifestyle habits that, if adopted, may significantly extend a person's lifespan. You may have read about this. It was widely reported. Could this be a much-needed [...]

When Herbal Medicine Becomes Mainstream

September 8, 2023

It appears that we are seeing a cultural shift in this a country. It is one of many. It comes in the form of the continued rise in the preference for natural, herbal goods, says a recent Market [...]

Is an Out-of-Shape Nation Seconds Away From Better Health?

September 1, 2023

Based on new state maps of adult physical inactivity prevalence in this country released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January, most states show that more than 1 in 5 are [...]

Take the Time to Exercise Your Mind

August 25, 2023

As we get older, we soon find ourselves up against Father Time's little game of takeaway. A look at signals of aging provided by WebMD offers an example of what one can expect to lose as we [...]

That Johnny Appleseed Fella Knew a Thing or Two About Health

August 18, 2023

By now, we all are familiar with the principle that diet is a major component of a person's overall health and wellness. It is said so often. But is it possible to eat your way out of a chronic [...]

Health Consequences of Growing Old Continue to Escalate

August 11, 2023

There used to be this thing called the "golden years." Where did they go? It seems like now when you approach an age group that used to be celebrated, the worst news awaits. Dr. Benjamin Han is a [...]

Is It Safety Last on America’s Roadways?

August 4, 2023

Back in March of 2021, the headline of one of my weekly columns asked a provocative but important question: What's driving the turn of our roadways into speedways? As we ventured out onto [...]

The Problem of Contradictory Health Information

July 28, 2023

Back in January 2022, the World Heart Federation, a Geneva-based health advocacy organization that represents a number of heart associations worldwide, decided to make its position crystal clear [...]

The Summertime Dangers Blazing Down Upon Us

July 21, 2023

Even with summertime temperatures soaring to extremes, people are drawn to finding relief by splashing around in backyard or municipal pools, lakes, rivers and beaches. It is important to [...]

Our Hearing Is Fading and People Aren’t Listening

July 14, 2023

In the World Health Organization's announcement of the 2021 observance of World Hearing Day, they state that "nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide — or 1 in 4 people — will be living [...]

Soaking Up the Sun Requires Protection

July 7, 2023

As recently reported by USA Today's Adrianna Rodriguez, extreme heat "is the deadliest weather-related event in the United States. It kills more people than tornadoes or hurricanes — [...]