Hospitals with poor care may get accredited

Earlier this year an Illinois woman sent an email telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six weeks of fig...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Alerting Ohioans to forced arbitration clauses

Alerting Ohioans to forced arbitration clauses

The recent fake account scandal at Wells Fargo and the data breach at Equifax have brought to light so-called “forced arbitration.” These ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Sunflowers, among other things

Maybe it is my imagination, but sunflowers seem to have increased in popularity in recent years. For most of my life, they were just tall flowering pl...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

As we age, memories, old photographs, music, movies, and food give us comfort. We find a sense of connection with our elders even though many have pas...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Why bipartisanship?

Why bipartisanship?

Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to W...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Protecting Ohioans harmed by Equifax

Protecting Ohioans harmed by Equifax

This month, we learned that 143 million Americans – about half the country – had their personal information exposed to criminals by the co...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Urbana observes International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a holiday observed annually on September 21. It is dedicated to wo...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

This article is the second part of a two-part column addressing how to prepare for hip surgery. Last time I listed online resources and preparing the ...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Prevent food spoilage when power goes out

Prevent food spoilage when power goes out

Question: Storm preparedness has been on my mind lately. I’m wondering what I can do to be ready in the event of a power outage to prevent the f...

September 17th, 2017 |  


Lizzie: The first day of school

Rather than an essay last Christmas, I wrote about Lizzie, the little-girl version of myself. (Elizabeth is my middle name.) Actually, Lizzie has been...

September 17th, 2017 |