Dr. Lechtenberg informs on various reasons for the downturn in life expectancy, but the one that deserves the most attention in my opinion is the most controllable by most of us: living a healthier lifestyle.
The average life expectancy of Americans has been declining in recent years. This applies to Americans of every skin shade, ethnic extraction, and national origin. Men have been hardest hit, but women are also exhibiting a progressive decline in longevity. This may surprise citizens Continue reading “Column: Life Expectancy”→
The Jewish New Year, one of six high holy days in the Hebrew calendar begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 25. Rosh Hashanah commemorates God’s creation of the universe or, more informally, Adam and Eve’s birthday. In addition to religious services, many family and friends will gather Continue reading “Rosh Hashanah: Table for Five”→
The news media are saturated with reports on, reviews of, videos from, and second by second analyses of one of the most expensive funerals since Pharaoh Khufu of Egypt was interred in the Great Pyramid at Giza. That funeral was held more than 4,000 years ago, and its cost was probably Continue reading “Column: Elizabeth II: A Life Well-Scripted”→
In 1974, Mr. Levy was admitted to the hospital for the investigation of shortness of breath. He was a frail, elderly man with very pale skin and very little hair. He was one of thousands of little, old men admitted that year to the hospital for problems likely to be an inevitable Continue reading “Column: School Daze”→