To Your Health: Northeast PA Heart Walk focuses attention on being active

I’ll believe it when I see it, but the weather app on my cell phone says that all this week the temperature will be above 40 and often in the 60s! No snow’s predicted either. Could it be that Sprinter is finally over? Will the sprigs and sprouts of flowers trying to break through finally […]

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Remember When: 1954 a year of all-out assault on comic books

Sixty-four years ago, America banned werewolves. Also, vampires, ghouls, (not quite sure what they are), axe murderers, successful bank robbers, extra-marital affairs and poor grammar. Most people today are probably unaware that all of this banning ever took place. But to those of us who grew up with comic magazines during the late 1940s and […]

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To Your Health: Five facts about testicular cancer during awareness month

Alright everybody, it’s Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. No kidding, that’s a real thing. When you stop giggling, let’s get to it. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer in the U.S., as well as 400 deaths. While it is an uncommon type of cancer, testicular cancer […]

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Beyond the Byline: We can still learn from Tom Bigler

WILKES-BARRE — It’s not just at this time of year that I wish Tom Bigler was still around. Bigler, one of the most authentic journalists I have ever known, died in 2007. But his memory and his legacy continue today with the annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference at Wilkes University. The 2018 Bigler Conference was […]

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To Your Health: Lifestyle choices can help prevent cardiac disease, stroke

Last Saturday, I joined several hundred of the area’s community and business leaders at the Westmoreland Club for the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Heart Association’s 2018 Heart Gala. Yet again, the club and its amazing staff, led by Bob Williams, proved how remarkably fortunate we are to have such a sophisticated and elegant […]

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Remember When: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ quite an experience in Cinerama

America took a great journey 50 years ago. That journey was a movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which premiered a half-century ago this month. Heard of it? If so, you might wonder what all the excitement was about and why some still talk of the film as an unforgettable experience. “2001” is fairly slow moving, […]

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Beyond the Byline: Remembering Rev. Lou and the Armor All

WILKES-BARRE — It was a hot summer day sometime in the early ‘80s. I was driving a Plymouth Reliant. Don’t laugh, this rectangular beauty was loaded — it had the softest leather seats. Anyway, I decided to get the car washed and I told the attendant to give it the works, which included treating the […]

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To Your Health: ‘Faux-healthy’ office snacks may be sabotaging your diet

It’s 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon, and with the end of the work day in sight, you reach into your desk drawer for a bit of “brain food” to power through that last deadline. For some people, snacks are helpful for making it through the day. They help fight hunger, stress, tiredness and boredom […]

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To Your Health: Colonoscopies a necessary part of early cancer detection

Just like winter couldn’t quite slip away before hammering the East Coast yet again, I can’t let March slip away without acknowledging that it’s colon cancer awareness month. Colon cancer remains an important disease and still causes too many deaths despite many effective preventive, diagnostic and treatment advances over the course of my medical career. […]

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Remember When: Cereal boxes were sources of breakfast and adventure

Read any good thrillers lately? I’ve been getting into lots of them. No, not the latest stories by Tom Clancy or Daniel Silva. I’m talking cereal boxes. Really, if you look on the side panels of your favorite breakfast treats, you’ll find dangers that’ll put any best-selling tale of international intrigue to shame: carbs, sugar, […]

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