Trump takes on the opioid epidemic

He gave repeal a try, Obamacare is still standing and now President Donald Trump is flat on his back, or so goes the narrative. He’s not. He is ...

March 29th, 2017 |  


To the awesome doctors

To the awesome doctors

Dear Editor,I would like to recognize a few awesome doctors on this day. First off, my family doctor; Dr. Jitendra Patel here in Portsmouth. He takes ...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Who’ll fix Obamacare now?

This week in Washington, a staggered president and his party dig out from the rubble of their failed Obamacare replacement effort.As House Speaker Pau...

March 28th, 2017 |  



Forget fighter jets, we need mules

President Donald Trump has called our military “a disaster,” and he wants to remake it with a $54 billion increase in defense spending. He...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Have a heart, and make a profit

When I was 30, I left a career as a hedge fund trader hoping to make a more positive contribution to the world. I founded a nonprofit, Groceryships, t...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Suffer the little children

Suffer the little children

The March issue of Pediatrics has two articles about the littlest children - those under 2. The first one says that nothing we are saying to try makes...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Tipping the balance on tiptoe

Tipping the balance on tiptoe

I’d rather walk like a pigeon than be pinned down like a dissected frog, but at age seven I was instructed I must wear a metal brace to bed̵...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Worst practices need to go

Worst practices need to go

There are some disturbing new business practices that have left me scratching my head and wondering if the company actually thought the practice out a...

March 27th, 2017 |  


You, women’s history and the power of social security

You, women’s history and the power of social security

March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of ...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Kinniconick stories always bring response

Kinniconick stories always bring response

Anytime I write about the Kinniconick Creek I get letters, e-mails and phone calls – either from people with fond memories of growing up on the ...

March 24th, 2017 |