Excepted from New York Times article The world is physically capable of feeding, sheltering and enriching many more people in the short term. Between 1820, at the dawn of the industrial age, and 2008, when the world economy entered recession, economic output per person increased elevenfold… Where is this taking us? The coming half century […]

Healing with Herbs, Part 8: Herbal Medicines and the Law


A voluntary code of ethics has been proposed and advertising would enlist the help of retailers in avoiding the sort of advertising that preys on people desperate for help. Such regulations offers a middle ground on which herbal medicines can stand.

Population Of Elders Is Exploding


How will families, communities and governments respond to the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population? Some nations experienced more than a doubling of average life expectancy during the 20th century.

Facts About Elder Care


Employers chip in for the cost of informal elder care. A recent Met Life study says that American businesses see $33 billion in lost productivity each year because of their employee’s caregiving obligations.

Need a New Career? Consider Elder Care!


Hospitals are increasingly looking for providers of at home elder or infirmed care services. If you are considering a new career path consider elder care.

Harkin Waxes Wise on Health Care Reform


Comprehensive health reform legislation is our opportunity to change the paradigm. We are going to extend health insurance to every American and we are going to give our citizens access to a 21st century health care system – one that is focused on helping us to live healthy, active, happy lives.