La Nona’s Sweater

By Calvert F. Cazier, PhD., MPH | August 18, 2020

In December of 1967, I was living in the small city of Bergamo in Northern Italy. It was a beautiful place, located in the foothills of the Alps. The people living in this community were friendly and hospitable to our group of young American boys (19 – 21 years old). We were living in a…

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

By Calvert F. Cazier, PhD., MPH | August 11, 2020

I was in the eighth grade at Lincoln Junior High, which had a reputation as a rough and tough school. Our parents were mostly blue-collar workers who worked long, hard hours at jobs requiring lots of time and physical labor. Only a few students had parents with college degrees and desk jobs. Most of the…

How to Maximize Your Family Pool Time This Season

By Alex Robbins | August 5, 2020

Warmer weather is here again, and there’s no better time to blow the dust off the backyard pool. Indeed, with several months of wet, rollicking fun ahead of the entire family, it can be all-too-easy to forget about the difficulties of late and throw all caution to the wind. But of course, if you really…

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