Don’t Become a Statistic

Take a guess: which of the following conditions resulted in the highest number of deaths in older Minnesotans in 2013: diabetes, falls, kidney disease, influenza or pneumonia? If you guessed falls, you a correct. Minnesota has the nation’s fourth highest rate of...

Age like an Olympian

With the summer Olympics underway, it got me wondering about past Olympians and how they are faring (aside from the former Bruce Jenner, who has had plenty of attention). What are these elite athletes doing to age well? And what can we learn from them? In 1976, Wendy...

Can We Prevent the D Word?

When I was growing up, I heard so many tragic stories of people dying from cancer that I dubbed it “the C word” (as in “please don’t tell me they have been diagnosed with the C word”). Now as I enter my sixth decade, I have become acutely aware of “the D word”, as in...