Tips for Older Adults To Regain Their Game After Being Cooped Up for More Than a Year

Tips for Older Adults To Regain Their Game After Being Cooped Up for More Than a Year

Alice Herb, 88, an intrepid New Yorker, is used to walking miles around Manhattan. But after this year of being shut inside, trying to avoid covid-19, she’s noticed a big difference in how she feels. “Physically, I’m out of shape,” she told me. “The other day I took the subway for the first time, and … Read more

The One Thing We Must Do to End Male Violence in America Now and Forever

The One Thing We Must Do to End Male Violence in America Now and Forever

Part 1: Naming the Problem Correctly             We now have a verdict in the George Floyd case, but male violence continues and must be addressed. We don’t need experts to tell us that we live in a very violent country. The April 16, 2021 headline in the New York Times headlines, “A Partial List of … Read more

Podcast #415: Forging Mental Strength Through Physical Strength

Podcast #415: Forging Mental Strength Through Physical Strength

Editor’s Note: This is a re-broadcast. This episode originally aired in June 2018.  When you start a fitness program, you tend to spend most of your time thinking about the physical part — what movements you’re going to do, how much weight you’re going to lift, or how far you’re going to run. But my … Read more

Disgust May Protect Us From Pathogens

Disgust May Protect Us From Pathogens

  By Sara Savat-WUSTL Examples might include your stomach turning at the smell of spoiled food or the sight of feces. The new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences investigates whether people who experience a greater pathogen disgust sensitivity—that is, people who are more sensitive to feeling disgust—will become exposed to … Read more

Feeling Like Your Body Needs Fine Tuning? Probiotics Might Help.

Feeling Like Your Body Needs Fine Tuning? Probiotics Might Help.

Feeling Like Your Body Needs Fine Tuning? Probiotics Might Help. When you think about your body’s many systems, which one comes to mind as the most complex? While they’re all amazing and intricate, your body’s gastrointestinal system — its gut — plays a larger part in your overall health and well-being than you might realize. … Read more

Learning To Live Again: A Lazarus Tale From the COVID Front Lines

Learning To Live Again: A Lazarus Tale From the COVID Front Lines

This story also ran on LAist. It can be republished for free. The twinkle in his eyes, the delight in his smile, the joyous way he moved his disease-withered frame. They all proclaimed a single, resounding message: Grateful to be alive! “As my care team and my family tell me, ‘You were born again. You … Read more