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 [...]

What’s Driving the Turn of Our Roadways Into Speedways?

March 26, 2021

As reported in The Washington Post, a teenage pedestrian died in August after being hit by two cars along a portion of Indian Head Highway bordering Washington, D.C. It took place a few miles [...]

With Less Spring in Our Step, Welcome to Daylight Saving Time

March 19, 2021

During this new moment within the current pandemic, where more and more experts are imagining a "light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, a real beam has shone upon us. March 14 marked a shift [...]

Health Workers Overwhelmed By COVID-19 Lacking Needed Help

March 12, 2021

It is not hard to think of doctors in charge of hospital units as type A personalities who expect a lot from themselves and those in their charge. Or to conjure up visions of doctors and nurses [...]

Lingering Ills of Isolation Yet To Be Known for This Pandemic

March 5, 2021

In the desolate frozen landscape 2,415 miles south of Christchurch, New Zealand, stands McMurdo Station. As recently reported by Tara Law of Time magazine, this Antarctic research base has served [...]

Reminders of Why We Will Get Through This Pandemic

February 26, 2021

A recent opinion piece by Susanna Schrobsdorff, editor at large for Time magazine, tells the story of Navajo Zoel Zohnnie. A welder by trade, Zohnnie calls home the Southwestern region known as [...]

Big Thinking Breeds Results, Even During COVID-19

February 19, 2021

Yet another coronavirus-related headline this week. This one comes from data provided by Johns Hopkins University that, for the first time since November, average new daily coronavirus infections [...]

Lifestyle Medicines as a Pathway to Pandemic Recovery

February 12, 2021

Though new coronavirus cases are reported to be on the decline in the United States following the deadly post-holiday peaks last month, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. [...]