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“But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, Fear him.” (Luke 12:5 AKJV) Fear the Lord. He has the final say for all of us. We must cast ourselves on the mercy of God. He will forgive if we repent and ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Why fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorced

By TERA R. JORDAN Fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorced, with the rates falling 18% between 2008 and 2016. Among American adults, there is support for divorce when couples do not get along. Women, people from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and adults who have ...

Bible Digest

“But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” (Luke 11:28 AKJV) Let’s do more than just hear from God. Let’s obey Him. “No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they ...

Sprue is most common, but not only, cause of villi flattening

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a duodenum biopsy to rule out sprue. The biopsy results were that my duodenal mucosa showed: “... mucosal inflammation with marked flattening of the mucosa. Microscopic examination of the mucosa reveals gastrointestinal mucosa highly suggestive of ...

The sweetest place on earth

There is an inconspicuous business that could be considered a hidden gem located on Route 23 in eastern Lancaster County just outside the town of New Holland. Now, please allow me to be a little more accurate so as not to be accused of spreading fake news. This place of business is very well ...

Apocalypse cow

By Lou Bernard For the Express I love this place. I’ve been writing about the history of Lock Haven for over a decade, and it’s been amazing. And one of the things I love most about it is that no matter how much I learn, there’s always more. I’ve been studying the county’s history ...

Pass the peas please!

By Laurie Welch Hopefully in the near future, you will have the chance to enjoy some of the first vegetables from the garden – peas! June into July is when fresh peas are at their peak and readily available at local farmers’ markets and stands, as well as your own garden. My favorite ...

A cancer stigma killing thousands

The nation's biggest meeting of cancer specialists unveiled several breakthroughs last Saturday. The horrible news is what's not improving. Only a miniscule 4% of men and women at high risk of getting lung cancer from smoking go for a CT scan to detect it while it's curable. That 4% figure ...

Dear Annie: Snore more teasing me

Dear Annie: Growing up, my siblings and I would make fun of my mom’s snoring all the time. To be fair, the noise seemingly could wake the dead; she sounded like she was sawing logs every night. Her snoring became one of our favorite family jokes, and to this day it’s brought up on a pretty ...

Surgery is a valid treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My son, who is 30 years old, was recently diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and currently uses a CPAP machine. He says does not want to use this for the rest of his life, therefore, he has researched surgery to correct his OSA. Recently he ...

Bible Digest

“He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathers not with me scatters.” (Luke 11:23 AKJV) There is no gray area with Jesus. Are you on His side?

D-Day plus 75 years

Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the World War II Allied amphibious invasion of France’s Normandy coast on June 6, 1944. Officially called Operation Overlord, the invasion involved 160,000 American, British, and Canadian troops landing on a 50-mile swath of Normandy coastline, ...

Bible Digest

“But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come on you.” (Luke 11:20 AKJV) Jesus has all power. Put your life in His Hands.

Big tech cuts out conservatives

The biggest threat facing our democracy and the integrity of future elections isn't foreign interference. It's Big Tech in Silicon Valley, with its unlimited resources and access to hundreds of millions of voters. For context, in 2018, Facebook alone was used by an estimated 169.5 million ...

Awesome asparagus in minutes

Though we’re still waiting for summer to arrive, it doesn’t mean that we should wait to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as they become available. My go-to right now, while it lasts, is fresh asparagus. There is so much you can do with it, many recipes requiring only minutes to ...

Divorce is tough on adult children

Dear Annie: I lived in a bad marriage for more than 25 years. There was mental, emotional and some physical abuse. I stayed for the sake of my children and planned to leave when they were out of the house. Now, my children are in their early 20s. I could not take it anymore, so I left their ...

Dietitian is the ideal resource for nutritional assessment

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female in my 60s and have always had trouble sustaining my weight. I have frequent thorough checkups because I had cancer in the past, but no problems have been identified. Since I have a history of cancer, I am very careful about what I eat — ...

Bible Digest

“There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.” (Proverbs 12:18 AKJV) Make your words a blessing. Everyone needs a word of encouragement.

Raise the limit on tax credit scholarships

By JOCELYN MADDOX It was the middle of Wednesday and I had 30 minutes—30 minutes and a choice. I could either eat my lunch in peace after a hectic morning of work, or I could use that half hour to fill out scholarship applications for my son, Myles. It was a no-brainer, and I’ll tell you ...