It's another tragically sad week, inconceivable that things like this are becoming routine in our society. It's another news cycle that rips your heart out; leaves you feeling confused, angry, heartbroken and stunned, even though, after Sandy Hook, we thought it could and would never happen again. But it has. Since then, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings, reports the New York Times. Yesterday, I interviewed Alan J. Lipman, Ph.D., J.D. who is the director of the Center for the Study of Violence in Washington, D.C., and an expert on the psychology of violence.
Lately, I've been more paranoid than normal about germs. That's because this is a really scary flu season - one of the worst in a long time. Doctor's offices and hospitals are overwhelmed, and people, even children, are dying. And despite getting the flu vaccine, some people are still catching the flu. (But it's important to keep in mind that many times when they do, they come down with a milder case than they would otherwise.) Are you worried about catching the flu, too? Here's what you should know. It's contagious. It spreads through tiny droplets when infected people sneeze or cough, and the
Remember what it felt like to fall when you were a kid? Probably not, because most of the time it was not a big deal...you fell, you got up, dusted yourself off (or put a band aid on) and continued on your merry way. It’s more than likely that there was no fear or embarrassment, and you fell without stiffening up or trying to catch yourself. But falling takes on a whole new meaning when you've entered this so-called midlife, because as you age your risk increases. Although falls can happen at any age, more than one in three people 65 or older in the U.S. fall each year. What was once
Have you ever gotten into that sort of "zone" where you just keep eating without paying attention to your hunger cues? We all do it: We overeat, despite the fact that we're full; despite the fact that our bodies have had enough. Yet we continue to eat past the point of hunger. The reasons are as varied as the types of food that line the shelves of the supermarket. “We live in an environment surrounded by food, and our brains are constantly being prodded to eat it,” says Susan Roberts, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at Tufts University and founder of the online iDiet weight management
If your new year's resolution is to get healthy, here are some quick and easy ways to boost your health in 2018. Whew. It's been quite a year, hasn't it? While things like money issues, work-life balance, health and healthcare, sex in the workplace (or out of it), aging parents, children, siblings and other significant others have always been a concern for us in this so-called midlife, this year, pardon the pun... trumps all others. That's why it's especially important to pay attention to our health, now more than ever. Because with all this stress, health often is neglected and/or