run for a cause, run a better marathon?

On Sunday, November 4th, I’ll run my 5th New York City Marathon (6th overall, and all since turning 50). Since race day is twelve weeks away, serious training began this week When I cross the finish line, I’ll be one month short of turning 62. Sure, there are lots of marathoners all over the world … Continue Reading

a tale of two falls — how a healthy lifestyle stopped a fracture in its tracks

Don’t you think these memorable opening words from Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” aptly describes the roller coaster experience we also know as midlife? I sure do. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the … Continue Reading

is the cure for alzheimer’s around the corner?

“AARP is making an investment in hope.” — AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins More than 100 years after Alzheimer’s was officially described, experts continue to be confounded about why it happens and how to prevent it. As the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s was responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in … Continue Reading