Just a few weeks ago, a senior moment meant a brief lapse in memory or a moment of confusion. Today, due to the public safety guidelines concerning covid-19, a senior moment refers to the growing amount of time senior adults have at their disposal. This blog is not about novel coronavirus, per se. If you want up-to-date info on the virus, I recommend you go here, or here. Rather, this blog is about how you can use this unplanned time during covid-19 as a time of discovery rather than despair.
But it’s hard to talk about anything nowadays without covid-19 being a part o…
The songs say it all! “School’s Out.”
“Summer Breeze.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Surfin’ USA.” “Those Lazy-Hazy-Days of
Summer.” Yes, “Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy,” with picnics, barbecues, beaching, camping
trips, enjoying the beauty and ease of the outdoors before time for “hibernation.”
But what the songs do not tell us is that summer time is also the peak
season for food poisoning, or foodborne illness.
According to the US
Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are two reasons for
the spike in foodborne illness during s…
I didn’t pay much attention when I heard that Nelson Mandela and then George H W Bush were being treated for it, for they were in their 90s and, well, old. But, recently, when Whoopi Goldberg, at age 63, announced that she had just survived a harrowing bout of pneumonia and had almost died, I took note. By any account, Whoopi is not an old person—isn’t 63 the new 43?—and nor were Jim Henson at age 53 and Kim Porter at age 47 when they died from pneumonia. What happened?
Not knowing about pneumonia could mean not knowing what is happening to you, until it is t…
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