It’s Medicare open enrollment time

Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 and through Dec. 7, your chance to change coverage (Medicare plans) if you want.Medicare Part C plans, known as Me...

October 13th, 2019 |  


We’ve made progress treating addiction

We’ve made progress treating addiction

For far too long, prescription pain medication, heroin, and fentanyl have broken families apart and devastated communities in Ohio. In 2017, our opioi...

October 10th, 2019 |  


What lies in the cracks between

I always enjoy Rick Steves’ travelogues on PBS, but I remained glued to the TV a couple of weeks ago when he took his viewers – and me ...

October 7th, 2019 |  



Seniors putting technology to work

A report by the Consumer Technology Association says the active aging industry, which includes safety and smart-living technologies, health and remote...

October 6th, 2019 |  


Boards of DD serve people throughout their lives

Boards of DD serve people throughout their lives

I have been the Superintendent of the Champaign County Board of DD for a little over a year now. As with many County Boards across the state, there ca...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


Take care when preparing venison

Take care when preparing venison

Question: Hunting season starts soon, and we want to make sure we safely prepare any meat that we bag. Can you share some tips on how to do so?Answer:...

October 2nd, 2019 |  


What’s in a name?

Years ago my father described my Uncle Bill’s first day at Concord School. My uncle did not answer to his name any of the three times his first-...

September 30th, 2019 |  


A health resource may be at your fingertips

I’m a solo senior aging at home and, like many patients, without quick access to a physician. Yes, I could call the doctor’s office and sc...

September 29th, 2019 |  


Many options for getting daily dose of potassium

Many options for getting daily dose of potassium

QUESTION: My doctor told me that I need to increase my potassium intake, but I’m not the biggest fan of bananas. How much potassium should I hav...

September 25th, 2019 |  


What Ohioans told me in August

What Ohioans told me in August

At the end of each summer, Congress typically adjourns, letting me spend more time in Ohio instead of commuting back and forth to Washington every wee...

September 24th, 2019 |