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PITTSFIELD — Before we met, I knew only that Don Ramiro was an anthropologist, and that he was from Nicaragua. I asked him if those were true, and he smiled and said yes. But those two items … more
Q: I just turned 55 and have noticed that I get winded faster these days when I go running. Does getting older affect how much air your lungs can hold? Is there any way to increase it? A: Yes, aging … more
PITTSFIELD — Father Peter Gregory finds many circles of experience that remind him of the continuity of his long life and his vocation of service to others. Born and raised in Pittsfield, he … more
Q: I'm a 66-year-old man whose right knee really hurts from arthritis. My sister keeps talking about something called prolotherapy. What is it, and can it help? A: Prolotherapy is an injection-based … more
As everyday Americans, particularly young adults, seem to become more preoccupied with themselves and less focused on others, certain acts of caring and social responsibility, such as donating blood, … more
Multiple health issues developed for Ella Deane as she approached retirement. But when her two year old granddaughter needed someone to parent her Ella said, “Yes.” She would do that. It … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Otha Day has advanced degrees in piano performance and piano pedagogy; he has performed as a solo pianist and with orchestras and ensembles in both classical and jazz genres. But … more
Q: One of the moms in our car pool had to drop out because she has a frozen shoulder. I've never heard of that. What is it, and how did she get it? A: Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive … more
Q: I prefer to breathe through my mouth at all times. This is due to fairly constant nasal congestion. Am I getting the same amount of oxygen as breathing through my nose? A: The answer is actually a … more
HOUSATONIC — When is being “driven” exhilarating, inspiring, and nourishing? When it’s in the passionate mind and the heart of Craig Bero, the creator of Pleasant and Main … more

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