As I write this, Thanksgiving is just days away and will have passed by the time you read this. Know that my wife Gena and I are wishing and hoping for a great time for you and yours during this special day that traditionally launches the holiday season.
It is a day set aside for celebration and togetherness, a reprieve from the daily grind and...Read more
I was recently reminded of a posting some months ago by Dustin Grove, an award-winning anchor/reporter for WTHR-TV in Indianapolis on the station's social media platform. "Why are we so angry?" the headline asks. "From in-flight fights to road-rage shootings and clashes in stands at high school athletic events, it's not all that difficult lately...Read more
Are you tired of the constant twice-annual changing of clocks? Is it impacting your ability to get a good night's sleep? Know that you are hardly alone. And whether you are a fan of moving the clock forward or back, it seems hardly the remedy needed for an exhausted nation battling fatigue.
As recently reported by Fox News Digital health editor...Read more
The news was shocking. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that life expectancy in this country is now the shortest it's been in nearly two decades. Even more troubling was the news that younger Americans are now dying at higher rates than their counterparts in other high-income countries. We are now also listed as...Read more
It seems that no Halloween festivities would be complete without a decorative pumpkin or two. According to History.com, the act of carving pumpkins into all manner of jack-o'-lanterns first sprung forth hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Back then, jack-o'-lanterns were made from turnips or potatoes. It would take a migration of Irish immigrants ...Read more
A recent Forbes post by Dr. Sachin H. Jain caught my eye. It was about jargon, those often head-scratching, made-up terms, expressions or acronyms within a particular industry or professional group. Seems like all industries have their own form. "But in healthcare," writes Jain, "jargon seems a little different."
Jain is an adjunct professor of...Read more
In 1944, as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt prepared for a fourth run at the presidency, his state of health was in serious decline. According to an essay by historian and University of Virginia Professor Emeritus William Leuchtenburg, "a March 1944 examination by his doctors revealed a variety of heart ailments, high blood pressure, and ...Read more
Science tells us that, as a species, humans have especially big brains. They also tell us that as we have evolved through the ages and developed, expanding our knowledge and capabilities, our brains have shrunk in the process. Not to worry, says a 2021 Psychology Today blog post, "brain size and indeed the size of brain components is of little ...Read more
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 still think of itself as a young nation, but as a society, it is growing old," a recent New York Times health editorial on the aging of America reminds ...Read more
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 answer to the announcement in April that life expectancy in the U.S is now the shortest it's been in nearly two decades?
Responding to the news, ...Read more
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 Research Future report. It is a claim backed by a herbal medicine market valued at $148.5 billion in 2022 and projected to grow to $165.13 billion by the...Read more
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 categorized as "inactive." This means they did not participate in any physical activities outside of work. This is yet another sad statistic reminding us...Read more