Call Your Mom

Call Your Mom

As a professor of Aerospace Engineering at a Midwestern university in the ‘90s, I taught a course titled “Introduction to Engineering,” designed to give incoming freshmen an appreciation for what engineering was all about. Every month, we invited a leading engineer...
Is It Dementia?

Is It Dementia?

“Where’s my phone?”  “I’m positive my keys were right here!” “What’s that password?” We’ve all experienced such “senior moments” or watched another’s frustration as he or she draws a complete blank about something. We usually recover, brush it off as a minor irritant,...
South Asian Heart Health: Increased Risks Explained

South Asian Heart Health: Increased Risks Explained

Julie Beck tells us that throughout much of history the heart was the essence of what made humans human. We use heart metaphors very often: “he has a heart of stone,” or a “heart of a lion,” or a “heart of gold.”’  She “poured her heart out.”‘“He broke my heart.” We...