Growing Older in America         

Growing Older in America         

I write this as a second generation fan of Terry (Tito) Francona and the Cleveland Guardians. Tito (pictured above) is the recently retired manager of the Cleveland baseball team. He and I are exactly the same age: 64. He was born just three months after me on April...
The Growing Divide

The Growing Divide

Economic Stability  Economic stability is one of the five key social determinants of health (SDOH) and it significantly impacts health status. In the view of the 1795 Group, economic stability is the most important social determinant of health.  The conditions...
Lies Have Consequences

Lies Have Consequences

The Age of Illusion I believe that lies have consequences. In November 2019, then President Donald Trump shared an image on Twitter in which his head had been photoshopped onto the shirtless body of movie star Sylvester Stallone, in character as boxer Rocky Balboa. By...
Then Why Am I Coughing So Much?

Then Why Am I Coughing So Much?

I Have Asthma  I have been coughing a lot this week. So have many Americans. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 1 in 13 people in the U.S. have asthma. That’s 8.3% of Americans (26.5 million people). That’s a lot of people! Of the 26.5...
Are You Awake?

Are You Awake?

This is a Blog I Have Been Wanting To Write I have been itching to write this blog post for months. Every time I heard someone use the term “woke” incorrectly made me want to write this.  I know that having a writer share his or her key findings at the beginning...