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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse: An Often Hidden Problem

Have you ever been to the doctor and been asked questions about your safety, your food supply, or even your financial situation? While such questions may seem exceptionally nosy,...
At-Home Lab Tests

At-Home Lab Tests: Buyer Beware

Americans like convenience. There are fast food restaurants everywhere, multiple ways to get restaurant meals delivered straight to your door, and phones that do almost everything for us. It’s...

The ABCs of the RSV Vaccine

Tripledemic! This past winter you may have noticed this freshly coined term circulating on the news and in online forums. What this scary-sounding term was referencing was the potential...

It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superbugs!

Imagine a fungus, immune to all known medical interventions, rapidly spreading and infecting hundreds of people. The invasive germ can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, and bones. Public...

Long Covid: What We Can Do About It

While it’s tempting to think of Covid-19 as being in our collective rearview mirror, especially after the Public Health Emergency (PHE) was declared over on May 11, it’s certainly...

Cognitive Testing for Older Physicians: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

The older I get, the older “old age” gets. Still, as I was reaching my later 60s, my ability to juggle the same number of cognitive balls declined. I...

On Tap: Fun

It’s been a pretty lousy three years. But don’t take my word for it. Article titles in the popular press have ranged from “How to Reclaim Your Joy After...

Battling the Perfect Pathogen

Over the last few months, a lot of people have been suffering from debilitating abdominal pains, nausea, and vomiting that lasts several days. Sometimes they have had diarrhea, too....

Life After Tinnitus

We had just finished celebrating my wife’s birthday. She was driving our older son back to his college campus while I stayed home with our younger one. All of...

Pull Over! We Need to Talk

Our driving is getting worse. Traffic fatalities have been trending upwards over the past several years after falling for decades, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The most...