Entries by Neil Hiltunen

The China Study

The China Study, by Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, and T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Ben Bella Books, Dallas, TX, 2016.  This updated version of the original study is called, “The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted.” It is remarkable that this book and the research to back it up has not swept our nation. […]

Retirement Game Changers

Retirement Game Changers: Strategies for a Healthy, Financially Secure, and Fulfilling Long Life, by Steve Vernon, FSA, Rest-of-Life Communications, 2018,  Steve Vernon, who has spoken twice at our ARD Annual Meetings has written another book, packed with actionable suggestions and references to valuable websites.  This book is an updated version of Steve’s earlier book, Money […]

Meet the Speakers for Our Tenth Annual Meeting

MEET OUR SPEAKERS Dr. Hugh Habas Dr. Habas received his D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1971, and attended post graduate studies in periodontics at Case in 1972.  He was in private practice in Cleveland and New York prior to establishing his private practice in central New Jersey, where he practiced from 1977-2016. […]

Happiness is a Choice You Make

Happiness is a Choice You Make, by John Leland, Sarah Crichton Books, NY, 2018. Once we have fully retired, we’ve passed perhaps the last major life landmark, and we face a very different phase of our lives, aging.  Some people view this stage with apprehension, while others face each day with joy, appreciation, and enthusiasm.  […]

10th Annual Meeting

The ARD 10th Annual Meeting is certain to have something of interest for most dentists.  Our featured speaker is one of our own, Dr. Hugh Habas, whose topic is: “Retirement Money: Creating it. Managing it. Using it”. All of us have participated in planning our finances for retirement.  Dr. Hugh Habas has successfully navigated this […]


Factfulness, by Hans Rosling, Flat Iron Books, NY, 2018. The author died in 2017 having devoted his last years to writing this book. His passion for exposing the truth about common misperceptions helps develop a positive outlook for the future. Most of us are not as well-traveled nor as informed as Hans Rosling who, as […]

The End of Old Age

The End of Old Age, by Marc R. Agronin, MD, Da Capo Press, Hachette Book Group, NY, 2018. Dr. Agronin offers insight into the value of life experiences as we review and reinvent ourselves in the last decades of our lives.   Our lives are composed of events that enable us to experience an old age […]

Time Paradox

There seems to be a paradox in our lives regarding time. When younger, we had many years ahead of us, yet it seems we often said, “I don’t have time for…” this or that. Now we have fewer years, but more time.

The Gift of Years

The Gift of Years, by Joan Chittister, Blue Bridge publishers, Katonah, NY, 2008. The author has a remarkably insightful and optimistic view of aging. Each brief chapter concludes with a “burden” and ”blessing” perspective for each topic. We have choices as to which mindset we want to bring to these factors we all face. Adjusting […]

Thank You for Being Late

Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas L. Friedman, Picador, NY, 2016. This insight into the past decade’s explosion of technology helps us understand frustrations and challenges our older generation faces particularly since we didn’t grow up with technology and social media as part of our being. Our challenge is to adapt while at the […]