Banned for Life

Felice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. Lance has been teetering from grace for a while but this week he fell off the bike. My Livestrong bracelet is off my wrist until I can create my own separation between the cause and the person. Lance’s fall has got me thinking about …

Beware The Fair: Swine Flu Cases From Pigs Increasing

Updated Aug. 10: It’s the season for visiting the local fair, but it might be safer checking out the blue-ribbon pies instead of the pigs: Federal health officials report a “big increase” in the number of people with swine flu after coming in close contact with sick pigs at county or state fairs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are now 145 cases of the new H3N2 swine flu since July 12 — a significant jump from …