Pumping Irony

Craig Cox, an EL deputy editor and self-proclaimed resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.

The Secrets of Sleep

There are lots of reasons why older folks struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Just don’t expect much consensus from the scientific community.


The Great Statin Conspiracy

Has Big Pharma hatched a nefarious scheme designed to hook every American on cholesterol-lowering drugs — despite their dangers?


Social Studies

Creating and maintaining relationships is a key to a healthy life as we grow old, but it took my son’s wedding to convince me it was worth the effort.

Requesting Immunity

With flu season in full swing, I’m more curious than usual about what geezers like me can do to strengthen our immune systems. Science, however, offers surprisingly little help.

A Stroke of Luck

It seems I was born into a mini-generation of boomers that is less susceptible to brain attacks than younger folks, a fact that I find more ironic than reassuring.