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Feed and Grow Your Friendly (Gut) Flora

Feed and Grow Your Friendly (Gut) Flora By Jan Cullinane. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Tom M.’s elderly dad was treated for pneumonia. Following his hospital stay, the 95-year-old Long Islander was placed in a rehab center for additional convalescence and contracted a nasty bacterial infection, C. diff (Clostridium difficile). This bacterium produces […]

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With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends By Jan Cullinane. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Yup, Ringo sure knew what he was singing about with that 1967 Beatles song. Social support is a critical ingredient for a successful retirement. Study after study documents the importance of friends for longevity and health. For example, […]

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Spring Training Road Trip

Spring Training Road Trip By JG Walker. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. For some sports lovers, it’s an annual tradition, a seasonal marker of fresh renewal that separates the old from the new. For others, it’s a “bucket list” desire, one of those many things that we say we’ll get around to doing […]

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The Auto Train – Getting There is Half the Fun

The Auto Train – Getting There is Half the Fun The Auto Train is the only train in the United States that carries both passengers and their vehicles (autos, vans, SUVs, small trailers, jet-skis, and motorcycles). Daily service is offered between Lorton, VA (about 20 miles south of DC), and Sanford, FL, (about 20 miles north […]

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Azure Seas and Stunning Sunsets

Los Cabos

Los Cabos: Azure Seas and Stunning Sunsets By Robert Dagley. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue Once the tranquil haven of big game fishermen chasing giant blue marlin (they still hunt the behemoth billfish in the Sea of Cortez), quiet Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula is one of […]

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