Interages brings the generations together

By: Alexis Bentz
Posted on: September 14, 2017

In the 1980s, Austin Heyman knew that something had to be done to improve the sometimes rocky relationship between the older and younger generations.“Somebody brought to my attention an article about intergenerational connections,” Heyman recalled. “Since I’d worked a lot with schools and kids’ issues, I thought that it would be beneficial to have those... READ MORE

Ways to boost your energy without coffee

By: Suzy Cohen
Posted on: September 05, 2017

We all experience fatigue or low energy at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is temporary — like after an all-nighter, or a bout with the flu.Whatever the cause, fatigue is difficult to deal with. One common but overlooked reason for fatigue is a missed diagnosis of hypothyroidism.Today, I’ll share my secrets for natural and effective ways to improve energy… without... READ MORE

Passion for people, public policy

By: Robert Friedman
Posted on: September 01, 2017

“My main goal is to help the citizens of Howard County — the older adult community, the very young — live the best life possible,” said Jackie Scott, the new director of the county’s Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS). It’s a tall order, but the position puts Scott, who has lived in Columbia for over two decades, in a strong position to work towards it. The ... READ MORE

No heart attack or your money back?

By: Linda A. Johnson
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.Deals being negotiated between drugmakers and the insurers who buy medicines now sometimes include extra rebates — or even full refunds —... READ MORE

Climbers reach for new heights

By: Carol Sorgen
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Whether it’s flying, scuba diving or hiking, Carol Christian likes to be on the move. So when she first moved to Baltimore and friends invited her to join them in rock climbing, she didn’t hesitate. Now, more than 15 years later, she’s still a regular at the Earth Treks indoor climbing gym in Timonium.Christian, who lives in Baltimore City and is an astronomer with the... READ MORE

Reporting complications boosts survival

By: Marilynn Marchione
Posted on: August 15, 2017

If you’re being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a year, which is longer than many new cancer drugs do.The online tool was intended as a quick and easy way for people to regularly report complications rather than trying to... READ MORE