Champagne the Ultimate Beverage

Champagne the Ultimate Beverage

Americans tend to treat Champagne, always spelled with a capital C, with undue respect, saving it for extra special occasions, whereas it is actually the ultimate beverage for all seasons. The French have a much more informal relationship with the drink. For them it is normal to have it with dinner. There are tricks to […]

Influenza and the Elderly

Influenza and the Elderly

Influenza attacks can affect the elderly to extreme degrees, often with fatal results. It is estimated that 90 percent of influenza related deaths occur among the 65 and over age group. As immune systems get older, they get weaker, and are more vulnerable to viruses and infections. These attack older people differently. They need to […]

Deforestation Threatens the Planet

Deforestation Threatens the Planet

Always a matter of concern, the topic of deforestation and its potential threats to the planet has gained more urgency. A recent report, titled Effects of Tropical Deforestation on Climate and Agriculture, was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, on Dec. 21. It lays out in plain and disturbing language the activities that are […]