Opioid addiction can start in ER

There’s a common thread in many accounts of opioid addiction: It all started with a single prescription after a minor injury or other medical is...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Bypassing bypass surgery

Bypassing bypass surgery

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine has one report about the success of weight loss surgery for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (1) and...

February 27th, 2017 |  


The distinct pleasure of being different

The distinct pleasure of being different

I was pretty brave for a girl. I’d venture onto rooftops to fetch a runaway bouncy ball, traipse across the yards of neighbors’ other kids...

February 27th, 2017 |  



Share your insignificant worries

Remember how Twitter felt before a TV loudmouth with no political experience ran for president? Before a thin-skinned narcissist assumed command of Am...

February 27th, 2017 |  


Telephone Marketing Scams: How to Avoid Falling Prey

You answer a telephone call. A marketer says her company can get you out of debt, save you from a problem detected with your Windows computer or exten...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Historically speaking, Trump’s foreign policy not all that radical

Although the administration of President Donald Trump is still new to its duties and has been somewhat erratic with its foreign policy plans, a histor...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Hosting a nuclear waste landfill

Hosting a nuclear waste landfill

I am writing this letter to express my concern about the recent comments made by Scioto County Commissioner Mike Crabtree related to the Village of Pi...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Trump’s Cabinet knows what it takes to succeed

The world is watching as President Donald Trump lurches forward, and for many, the early signs suggest a blend of hubris and incompetence — crea...

February 24th, 2017 |  


The broken promises of Obamacare

Republican members of Congress planning to repeal and replace Obamacare have been hosting town hall meetings with constituents and have been greeted b...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Once lost, liberal journalists’ mission suddenly found in time of Trump

Journalists “find a renewed sense of mission,” reports The New York Times.That’s nice. There is some truth to this. And it’s n...

February 24th, 2017 |