Should you take a daily aspirin?

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Recent research shows that three years of taking aspirin daily is associated with a small reduction in heart attacks only in people who have had previous heart attacks, but not in those who had not had a previous heart attack (Clin Cardiol, May 2017). Previous studies have shown similar results (Am J Med, Feb 2015;128(2):137-43). […]

Response to Congressman Webster

Pearl Kleinberger

By now, you have surely seen the pictures. Cowards carrying tiki torches marched through the streets of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, chanting racist and anti-Semitic slurs. Make no mistake: This was an act of domestic terrorism by those who feel emboldened by President Trump, his election, and the administration he’s installed. I spent […]

Perseverance

Barry Evans

The other Sunday the minister at the church we attend gave a sermon on perseverance.  It was mentioned in a religious sense, of course.  However, he did give an everyday example of using perseverance.  He mentioned that his dad had lost an expensive hearing aid while out in the yard. Apparently, a large number of neighbors had […]

‘Brave New Jersey’ a Halloween treat      

Jack Petro

On Halloween night of 1938, I was only 10 years old.  Mom commanded us to be home from our “Trick or Treat” expeditions before sunset.  By eight in the evening I sat in front of our Zenith, a gigantic instrument which connected us with the outside world by means of radio waves. I twisted the […]

Glen Campbell’s dementia

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Glen Campbell was the son of a sharecropper who went from childhood poverty to wealth and world fame as a country singer, but he spent his last several years suffering from dementia and died from its complications at age 81 on August 8, 2017.   He won five Grammys, sold more than 45 million records, […]

Violence of Nazi-sympathizers, White nationalists does not represent America ideals

Congressman Daniel Webster

The violence perpetrated by Nazi-sympathizers and White nationalists this weekend do not represent American or Christian ideals. These attitudes and actions are an abhorrence that cheapen our most precious gift –of life. Furthermore, they violate Scripture and the ideals our country was founded upon that ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men […]

Hate and racism are a disease that infects the minds of people

Robert Bentz

Norms and expectations (family, religion, work ethics, etc.) of society have changed for the worst over the last 30 years regardless of reason. Some Americans regardless of station in life have a void in their life that is exploited by others. Regardless, if it is white supremacists, black radicalism, Nazis, Radical Islam, political extremes, or […]

John Urschel quits football in order to save his brain

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

John Urschel, arguably the smartest player in the National Football League, just retired from football at age 26 to avoid concussions that can cause brain damage, known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.  He will finish his course work for a Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT, one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. […]

Murphy’s Law is still out there working its mystic ways

Barry Evans

Murphy’s Law is still out there working its mystic ways. A subject that belongs in the Murphy stable, if it is not already there involves warranties. Why is it if you don’t get one, you need it, and if you do, you never use it? On other hand if I had taken every warranty offered, […]