Being stuck in the house can feel mighty isolating and frustrating, even if you’re a homebody, like me. I mean, there comes a time when it’s nice to get a change of scene and see that a world outside your own four walls truly exists. But for now, that world is a scary one, filled with unknown pathogens and dangers. (Sorry for the strong words, but from time to time my spirits sag a bit; I’m … [Read more...] about Your At-Home Survival Kit
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At first, I was not all that worried. I carefully listened to the facts and stats, feeling relatively safe. I didn’t stop taking public transportation, nor did I cancel meetings and events. But then, the news cycle accelerated, as did the spread of the Coronavirus. And although I like to have information – it makes me feel safer, in a way – I began to feel anxiety. Memories of a movie I’d seen … [Read more...] about How to Keep Calm During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Writers don't just stay home all day and write. Sometimes, we're fortunate enough to go out to interesting events and meet interesting people. VERY interesting people. Yes, that's me with Maria Shriver! The occasion was the Women's Alzheimer's Movement (WAM) luncheon, where grants were awarded to the brilliant researchers who are on the cutting edge of brain science. They're all … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s and Women: My Conversation With Maria Shriver
That's what Jane Brody writes about our weight. Because, by 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese; in some states one in four severely so, she says. Some other scary facts cited in her article for the New York Times: In as many as 29 states, the prevalence of obesity will exceed 50 percent. Severe obesity will become the most common weight category among women, … [Read more...] about A Coming Public Disaster
Many Americans fear losing their sight more than they fear cancer, stroke or heart disease. And many don’t know the symptoms of major eye conditions and diseases, says Aleksandra Rachitskaya, M.D., vitreoretinal specialist and assistant professor of ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine. A lot of conditions can be prevented with regular exams with an ophthalmologist and … [Read more...] about Are You at Risk for Any of These 5 Sight-Robbing Eye Conditions?