El ejercicio: un buen aliado de la quimioterapia

La sangre es como un río que transporta muchos barcos llenos de sustancias hasta su destino. Camino a la escuela hoy, mis hijos pequeños me preguntaron por qué había que hacerse análisis de sangre para determinar si uno estaba enfermo o saludable. Yo, buscando una forma sencilla de explicárselo, recurrí a la imagen del barco para que pudieran entender cómo es que la sangre es el medio por el cual tanto los componentes celulares vitales para funcionamiento del cuerpo, como …

If You’re 65, You Have 18 to 20 More Years to Live

Older Americans are living longer than ever, with a life expectancy at age 65 of about 20 more years for women and 18 more years for men, according to a new government report. Americans’ life expectancy from birth also reached a record high in 2012 — 78.8 years, said researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We can thank a healthier lifestyle — as well as fewer deaths from major diseases including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, stroke …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and … fun 1. A pair of Willie Nelson’s braids is worth $37,000. (Learn more at NY Times) 2. A thin, million-mile-long cloud of solar material is suspended above the sun. (Learn more at NASA) 3. Some of London’s iconic red phone booths are becoming solar-powered charging stations for mobile devices. (Learn more at Gizmodo) >> 10 Best U.S. Train Trips to Take This Fall 4. Paul Revere, the rock star from the 1960s and ’70s who dressed in …

Tommy Ramone: Last of the Punk-Rock Pioneers

Boomers growing up in the mid- to late 1970s may have felt bored and alienated by the classic rock that their older brothers and sisters listened to. That’s why so many of us were especially excited about a band called the Ramones, who were pretty much the opposite of the handsome stadium-rock gods who dominated the airwaves with their synthesizer bombast and 10-minute guitar solos. With their misshapen hair, torn jeans, cheap sneakers and biker jackets, the Ramones looked like …

Hoy te propongo que seas compasivo

Jamás olvidaré la mañana en que me encontré con Tomás* a la salida del colegio. Hací­a tiempo que no lo veí­a y me dio gusto cruzarme con él, aunque reconozco que también noté que su fí­sico habí­a atravesado una dramática transformación. Habí­a perdido mucho cabello y su vientre estaba más prominente que en ocasiones anteriores. No habí­an pasado 5 minutos de nuestra conversación, cuando se nos acercó un caballero a saludar a Tomás. “Oye, ¡pero tú si estás gordo, mi …

Wisdom From a ‘Mother of the Year’

When Louise Battle’s husband died, their son was 7 and their daughter, 12. The grief was deep, but through her leadership and abiding faith, her family has not only maintained, but soared. Twenty-four years later, Dr. Battle, an ordained elder at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C., is witnessing the fruit of her faith and diligence as she was named the D.C. region 2014 “State Mother of the Year” by American Mothers Inc., a D.C.-based national organization that …