Touch as Medicine

By Frances Kolarek — “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was a smash hit by the Beetles. Now “Hold My Hand” is the title of an article in a recent Mayo Clinic Health Letter that refers to “touch as medicine.” “Multiple studies have shown that feeling isolated from others has a number of negative health […]

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Creating a New Image of Age

By Frances Kolarek — Some 25 years ago, when Betty Friedan at 72 felt she had done enough for the women’s movement, she transferred her attention to the aging. In a book she called The Fountain of Age, she deplored the invisibility of the aged and the rejection by the media of photographs of aging […]

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