From the monthly archives: April 2017

When it comes to eating healthy, taste often gets a bad rap. These are some of my favorite low-calorie and low-sodium flavor boosters to help keep your tastebuds happy and your waistline lean. I use them almost every day to sauté with or stir fry, put on raw veggies, add to salad dressings and more. The […]

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I’ve had a lot of surgery in my life, and I’ve had a lot of colds. No doubt about it. I’d rather have surgery than a cold.

With surgery, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. You’ll have some rough days initially, and then every day will be a little better than […]

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Last fall The Washington Post reported[1] that 71% of American’s aren’t saving enough for retirement. The article was based on a national survey commissioned by Experian in collaboration with Get Rich Slowly.org. Rather than rehash the reasons American’s aren’t saving enough, I’d like to focus on ways to address the problem.  Let’s make 2017 the year […]

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What inspired you to write about aging and the research surrounding it?

 I started thinking about the subject as I entered my 40s and realized that things were changing, albeit subtly. Also, at the same time, I’d had two beautiful dogs, lab mixes, brother and sister, and I’d watched them go from exuberant puppies to […]

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When I was in my medical training, I was taught that if I could not bandage it, sew it up, treat it with medication, cut it out or otherwise physically modify it, then it was not for me to attempt to heal. Only several decades later did I learn what my medical school professors either […]

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I need more time, doc!

While I can tell you how to live longer, healthier, and happier, I can’t wave a magic wand and make an extra hour in the day. That course wasn’t offered in medical school!

But I get it. We are all busy. Between work and family and errands (and browsing Facebook and online shopping), there […]

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What are we to do to survive and thrive in this volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous environment? (VUCA) The mere fact that we have to ask that question is unsettling.  Many of us did not anticipate that we’d be living in that question, daily, at this point in our lives.

We prepared hard for a future […]

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Before Betsy Broun retired from the helm of the Smithsonian American Art Museum last fall, she gave a talk where she revealed her top ten works (ok, seventeen works) of art in the collection, beginning with Albert Pinkham Ryder’s Jonah. Ryder, who died one hundred years ago, was an artist […]

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