Parts of Pandemic Lifestyle Could Be Habit Forming

June 18, 2021

As stated by Wendy Wood, a research psychologist at the University of Southern California, and reported by the Washington Post, we carry two sets of habits with us as we take one step closer to [...]

Are We Ready to Get Real in Facing Mental Health Challenges?

June 11, 2021

When Naomi Osaka, the No. 2 ranked woman in the world in tennis, refused late last month to participate in post-match news conferences at the French Open because those conferences contributed to [...]

Meals on Wheels Deliveries Staving Off Hunger and Isolation

June 4, 2021

In the residential neighborhood of Berwick on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, lives 88-year-old Deloris Harrington. Harrington has lived alone since her husband passed away in 2016. She now [...]

Study Finds Trust in our Public Health System Eroding

May 27, 2021

According to a new February report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "36% of nonelderly adults and 29% of children in the U.S. have delayed or foregone doctor care" [...]

Rural Communities Left in the Lurch for Medical Assistance

May 21, 2021

Some of you may remember a little film from 30 years ago starring Michael J. Fox called "Doc Hollywood." In it, he plays a hotshot young physician driving his Porsche cross-country to an awaiting [...]

Shining Some Light on ‘Cave Syndrome’

May 14, 2021

Before antibiotics, sunlight was used to speed up the healing of wounds, according to the Sunlight Institute. "All nature including humanity is solar-powered," they go on to remind us. "Sunlight [...]

Ways Mental Health Assistance Is Taking Off

May 7, 2021

Beyond her job as chief medical correspondent for ABC News, Dr. Jennifer Ashton maintains a daily medical practice where she sees patients ranging from teenagers to women in their 80s. As [...]

On the Subject of Grief and Gratitude

April 30, 2021

I am writing this after hearing a fresh batch of stark and shocking news — yet another reminder of the psychological and social costs that await us in the post-pandemic world. The world's [...]

The Price of Pushing People Toward the Great Outdoors

April 23, 2021

As I recently reported, though older people have borne a higher burden of illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, surveys over the last year are showing people aged 50 and over [...]

More on Building a Better Normal After the Pandemic

April 16, 2021

As we emerge from the closeted lives we have been living for the past year, trying to shed light on what the post-pandemic world will be like, we must start with a fundamental question: What will [...]

Can We Build a Better Normal After the Pandemic?

April 9, 2021

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a report by The Zebra, the nation's leading insurance comparison site, on the growing threat posed by extreme speeding on the nation's roadways. The report spoke of [...]

Experts Say To Watch the Weight and Spend More Time Outside

April 2, 2021

There is no way around it. During the isolating environment of the past year, we have all developed some bad habits. They have developed out of necessity — like relaxed at-home eating [...]