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

AARP says 89 percent of adults age 60 and over want to stay at home as long as possible. If that’s the case for you, how do you plan to go about...

June 24th, 2018 |  


A really big shew

During a recent fit of channel surfing, I landed on an episode of America’s Got Talent. I watch it sporadically but have grown tired of the comp...

June 24th, 2018 |  


Kids coming across our border

Kids coming across our border

There are 250 children illegally crossing into the United States daily. Most of them will eventually be released into our country along with those who...

June 20th, 2018 |  



Pre-cut melons tied to salmonella outbreak

Pre-cut melons tied to salmonella outbreak

QUESTION: I just heard a report that a brand of pre-cut melons was tied to a salmonella outbreak recently. How is that possible?ANSWER: You are right:...

June 18th, 2018 |  


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

Seniors aging at home have high hopes that academic research will continue and make big changes for their needs and desires. Most important issues inc...

June 17th, 2018 |  


What the world needs now

Once upon a time, Ingrid and I were foreign language teachers on opposite sides of the Atlantic; over the years we have become the kind of friends who...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Don’t drink the pool water!

Don’t drink the pool water!

Question: I tell my youngest son not to swallow water from the pool every time we go swimming. While I know that it’s gross, can it also make hi...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Rural people most affected by negative health care trends

Rural people most affected by negative health care trends

Recent studies about health care in America show troubling trends, especially in states with large rural and relatively low-income populations.While t...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Change the culture of infertility

The submitted story by the Ohio Departments of Aging & Job and Family Services (Urbana Daily Citizen, June 9, pages 1, 5) is disturbing. In the ne...

June 11th, 2018 |  


Notes from a cluttered desk

My weekly schedule combined with the clutter on my desk made me sigh. Every seven days another article needs to be written, and the pile of paper scra...

June 10th, 2018 |