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 [...]

Some of What Is Known of Impact of the Pandemic May Surprise You

June 25, 2021

As I pointed out last week, we are marching through summer with two sets of habits: some good, some bad. Some of these habits existed before the pandemic and some were established during. This [...]

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 [...]