Mind, body and soul: All are important to a long, happy life. Exercise is a major  component of that. I’m a long-distance runner (I’ve completed six marathons) who also bikes, hikes and paddles. Here are some of my recent articles on health and fitness:

Unique genetic activity discovered in people with both stroke and cancer, Sept. 12, 2019

A small organic herbal tea farm flourishes in Northern California wine country, Aug. 28, 2019

Erda Tea property
Annie Favia-Erickson, the founder of Erda Tea, tends to the lush lavender bushes used in the organic herbal teas she makes. (Photo by Sheryl Jean)

Over 50? Vaccines aren’t just for kids, May 15, 2019

After a family’s health scare: “We had to do this together,” April 19, 2019

Genetic testing helps family uncover inherited heart condition, March 29, 2019

Here’s how to eat healthy and get enough calories as you age, March 11, 2019

A home for life: Age in place with five easy steps, March 11, 2019

Infection as a baby led to heart valve surgery for teen, Jan. 16, 2019

CPR training at school now required in 38 states, Aug. 23, 2018

Fighting back: 5 tips to keep your brain sharp to try to ward off dementia, July 9, 2018 

High blood pressure carries a price tag of $131 billion a year, May 30, 2018

Deadliest type of stroke seeing surge of new research, March 8, 2018

The gift that keeps on giving, Dec. 20, 2017

Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life, Dec. 18, 2017

Living near busy roads may be bad for heart patients’ health, Nov. 30, 2017

Study suggests ‘full-term’ pregnancy may need narrower definition, Sept. 27, 2017

After dropping 250 pounds, musician to host cooking show, July 29, 2017

How to start running, May 2016