Try these tips to beat loneliness

Seniors face many challenges. They have financial constraints, difficulty finding work, have problems driving and getting around, deal with chronic il...

December 8th, 2019 |  


Beware of new health insurance scams

If you’re buying health insurance on your own this year, the marketplace is more complicated – and dangerous – than ever. Dangerous?...

December 7th, 2019 |  


Why trust matters

Why trust matters

To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated, lev...

December 5th, 2019 |  



Internet access for rural Ohio

Internet access for rural Ohio

Most Ohioans can get access to a steady, fast internet connection at work or home. Unfortunately, for Ohioans living outside our big urban areas, broa...

December 3rd, 2019 |  


How to handle diabetes during the holidays

How to handle diabetes during the holidays

QUESTION: I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and am not sure how to manage my disease as I go through the holiday season. Do you have any tips on ...

December 2nd, 2019 |  


The inevitability of nostalgia whiplash

Obviously, the point of this column most weeks is nostalgia. With little effort, I slip into a reverie of the past, fitting together words and phrases...

December 2nd, 2019 |  


Meal programs struggle as funding dwindles

Two years ago in Dallas I met an 85-year-old woman and her 65-year-old son. Both were very hungry with almost no food in their fridge or in their cupb...

December 1st, 2019 |  


Heed safety tips this holiday season

I hope you have a heart-filled holiday season with family and friends, even the furry kind.The following home safety tips landed in my email box and I...

November 29th, 2019 |  


Our tax dollars shouldn’t go to fuel China’s rise

Our tax dollars shouldn’t go to fuel China’s rise

When U.S. taxpayers send their hard-earned money to the government, they shouldn’t worry that it’s being used to fuel economic and militar...

November 26th, 2019 |  


How long is too long for holiday leftovers?

How long is too long for holiday leftovers?

QUESTION: I typically make a large turkey (22 pounds) and plenty of trimmings because my family loves Thanksgiving leftovers. How many days after the ...

November 26th, 2019 |