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An awareness of menopause as developmental, and interpretation of it as an opportunity for positive growth, are new ways of understanding this time in a woman’s life. In the recent past, “the change” has been described, mostly by male physicians, as a sad time of loss, in which women’s primary purpose, than of child bearing, [...]

Posted Sep 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Does this happen to you? You start a task and get distracted, and the task you intended to do totally escapes your consciousness. Yesterday I stood in the hallway for a full minute with a bottle of spray cleaner in my hand trying to remember what...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 5:06 PM

A grant of almost $280,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will enable La Clinica to hire medical and dental staff to address a growing need for care, officials said.The grant of $279,960 was announced last week as...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Today my friend Keith shares his perspective on loving animals and our pets. Recently, a Wildlife team devoted to protecting animals in India approached an elephant cruelly abused and confined for 50 years. Rescuers, armed with fruit, spoke softly...

Updated Sep 19, 2014 at 5:23 AM

A recent article in Forbes magazine was titled “Is Aging in Place a Pipe Dream? It began with a story told by former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros about “having to” place his 90-year old mother in a long-term care facility despite her heart-felt...

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

What would you say to a friend who told you about an aerobics class that 1) lasts only 25 minutes and 2) is appropriate to people of all fitness levels? If you answered, "That's Insanity!" you would be correct.

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 1:33 PM

The Possibility of Reinvention Women have an inherent passage at mid-life that is often the harbinger of reinvention: menopause. It is through this biological, social and neurological stage of development that many women redefine their identity,...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM

There was a nice article in the New York Times a few weeks ago by noted science and nutrition writer Jane Brody titled “Lots of Reasons to Eat Fish.”   I don’t want to paraphrase her entire piece but suffice to say she strongly advocates the health...

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 3:32 PM

With the return of college students to campuses across the United States often comes the overuse and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Like many college campuses, the University of Oregon struggles with alcohol abuse by students and party crashers from...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      No—this is not the wicked witch of the west and we are not in Kansas anymore. This is what happens when you live in a house with slippery floors and loose scatter rugs and you elect not to wear good walking shoes. Are those...

Updated Sep 7, 2014 at 7:50 AM

I came across an interesting report last week titled “Housing America’s Older Adults:  Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population.”   While this 44-page report brings to mind visions of “old folks warehouses,” former U.S.

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