Jury Duty - Is It Time For Reform?
Is America's jury system in need of reform? Should 90-somethings be receiving a jury summons? Should anyone having to close their business to serve be summoned? Should there be a standard governing all courts? Should we expect everyone to serve regardless of employment status or annual income? Should we allow jurors to use mobile devices? Should juries have mandated diversity? State and federal laws govern everything from juror age limits to employee rights during jury duty but they vary state to state. Are they up to date? What do you think? Does the jury system need 21st century reforms?
Boosting Immunity, Aiding Digestion and Reducing Inflammation with Summer Fruits
Berries, melons, plums, grapes, mangoes..summer brings fresh aromatic fruits into our lives. They're delicious, beautiful, high in fiber, low in fat and vitamin rich. Summer fruits can boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and protect our cells. Some aid digestion. Still others are said to have anti aging properties and to help with disease prevention. Bottom line? Indulge in the sweet fruits of summer-- they're good for body and soul.
Can Meditation Slow Aging?
Meditation, a thousands year old practice originating in Asia, is still new to America. It entered our popular culture in the 50's, sprung to widespread awareness in the 60's and took root in the 70's. Today it's offered in schools, at major corporations and well respected medical facilities as a means of reducing stress and improving mental and physical health. Now advancements in neuroscience and imaging are enabling studies that suggest it may also slow aging.
Aging With Mental Health Challenges
Mental Health challenges are a hidden issue in America that impact 20% of older adults and 1/3 of all older people in nursing homes. Some notice their mental illness in earlier years while others encounter mental difficulties through chronic physical illness or experiences of aging. Less then 3% will consult a mental health professional and a disturbing number will elect suicide. How is mental illness defined in aging? What are the triggers in older adults? Why is it important to learn about mental illness in older adults? How might a mentally ill older adult impact you?