Tired

By Frances Kolarek — “Give in to fatigue,” is a most unfortunate figure of speech. It implies that we should ignore fatigue, and go right on pushing ourselves. I beg to differ. No, I insist on differing. I respect this body of mine too highly. When it tells me, “I need a rest!” I give […]

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Loneliness — A Killer

By Frances Kolarek — When an authority on poverty like Mother Theresa says, “Loneliness is the most terrible poverty,” it’s time to take notice. Then along come some experts with a scientific explanation of why loneliness hastens death. It sends misleading hormonal signals, rejiggers the molecules or genes that govern behavior, and wrenches a slew […]

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Falls

By Frances Kolarek — Overnight, Ebola has vanished from headlines to be replaced by falls as the hazard to be avoided at all costs. Indeed, as the years pass, falls are more likely to overtake us than are exotic viruses. Experts say we should protect ourselves against falls as diligently as we do against heart […]

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