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PUMPING IRONY: Trials and Tribulations

Elderly Americans who volunteer for drug trials seldom make the cut. That makes it more difficult for researchers to know…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Statins and Suspicions

Recent research suggests cholesterol-reducing drugs may be safer than once thought and offer cancer- and COVID-fighting benefits. So, why do…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Locked Out

While COVID-19 has exacted a huge toll on those coping with a chronic disease, few have suffered more than older…

5 months ago

A Dose of Uncertainty

As we wait impatiently for a COVID-19 vaccine to free us from the current pandemic, a recent survey indicates surprising…

6 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Risky Business

While pandemic-weary Americans are stretching the boundaries that once contained their activities, I find myself wondering about my own tolerance…

6 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Perils of Normalcy

Six months into the current pandemic, I realize I’ve begun to forget the lessons it’s been trying to teach me.

7 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Faulty Connections

The current pandemic has sparked a boom in telemedicine, but a new study notes the many reasons why it’s not…

7 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Kids Are Alright?

Some evidence suggests that young people are carrying the virus into their multigenerational households, triggering the pandemic’s recent surge. Does…

7 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Calm Amid the Storm

A pair of new studies suggests that my geezer compatriots — those of us who are still alive, anyway —…

7 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Wedding-Bell Blues

Our daughter is planning a big wedding this fall, despite the surging pandemic. This is forcing her geezer parents to…

8 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: A Painful Transformation?

My neighbor’s long-sought surgery tempers my desire to see COVID-19 remodel the American healthcare system.

8 months ago

Haunted Housing

Unlike residents of government-regulated nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, seniors in public housing have had to deal with COVID-19 on…

8 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Dwindling Options

The recent shuttering of the clinic we’ve relied upon for years reminds me of the many ways the pandemic has…

9 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Quarantine Quandary

A long-delayed visit with a septuagenarian friend reminds me how pandemic-induced isolation can threaten our well-being nearly as much as…

9 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: What, Me Worry?

Recent research suggests that guys my age and older need to ramp up our anxiety about the pandemic even though…

9 months ago

COMING CLEAN: When Your Community Is in Pain

It’s time to do the work on creating racial equality, says our managing editor, if we want to improve community…

9 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Hoping for the Best?

You’d think geezers like me could rest a lot easier once a COVID-19 vaccine comes down the pike, but experts…

9 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Crime and Punishment

With our grandson suddenly testing boundaries — and challenging our rusty child-rearing skills — we find ourselves hearkening back to…

10 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Collateral Damage

Already struggling before the pandemic struck, assisted-living facilities are hanging on for dear life — just like their residents.

10 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Distant Relations

The modern nuclear family liberated us from the stifling constraints of the traditional multi-generational household, but it has exacted a…

10 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Lessons on the Links

A round of golf under the pandemic’s new rules offers an opportunity to glimpse a slice of post-confinement life —…

10 months ago