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Aspirin can increase risk of bleeding, but isn’t usual cause

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Can taking a 325-mg aspirin daily cause a normal person to become anemic through slow internal bleeding? If so, will stopping the aspirin resolve the bleeding problem? — L.K. ANSWER: Aspirin does increase risk of bleeding, and there have been many ...

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, ...

Applause!

I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the kind gentleman who found a black purse in a cart at the Mill Hall Walmart parking lot on a very busy shopping day. Your honesty is impeccable. So many different things could have happened. I am so thankful that God placed you at that ...

Why we need Christmas

By Glenn Mollette Merchants around the world depend on the Christmas season each year for up to 50 percent of their yearly sales. The travel industry from airlines to gas stations see a nice bump during the holidays. People are going to buy airplane tickets and gasoline. Grocery stores do ...

The greatest gift

JIM MCKINLEY Bellefonte The tree in the mall is shining bright, Decorated with all the Christmas lights. Shoppers scurrying to and fro, Carrying packages all tied with a bow. But, alas this is not what Christmas should be, It’s Jesus birthday, don’t you see! Born in a ...

Bible digest

“And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28 AKJV) We should all take this to heart. Life would be much better if we did. “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” ...

The coincidental Christmas

Happy holidays, everyone. It’s time for my annual Christmas column, which I do every December. I try to find a Christmas story from the past and write about it, every year. I always try to find something that’s interesting to read, involves the holidays, and has something of a happy ...

Passed the date?

Food labels provide consumers with a lot of information—such as date markings. Date marking information is often seen written as “best buy,” “sell by” or “best if used by.” The true meaning of the date markings on labels is often misunderstood. These dates are, surprisingly, a ...

Crossing the Delaware

On a recent evening, I was making dinner, and, as per usual, had the radio on in the background. In between thinking about the day, washing the dishes, and trying to remember to stir the rice, I heard a series of stories and, aside from a story about a Chinese immigrant befriending Charles ...

Bible digest

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 AKJV) Parents have a wonderful opportunity to help their children. Let’s point them to Jesus.

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: A couple with whom I have a very close relationship have recently become friends with their new neighbors. These neighbors are retired from successful careers, have been U.S. residents for at least 50 years and are financially comfortable. I am grateful to be included in invitations ...

Deficit warning should have Pa. taxpayers on alert

By ELIZABETH STELLE Pennsylvania’s state budget looks like an awful lot like a bucket with a hole in the bottom—taxpayers keep filling it up, but billions of dollars keep leaking out. The latest projections show a $1 billion increase in state revenues will pour in next year, according ...

A tip for ‘Tariff Man’

"I am a Tariff Man," Trump tweeted recently. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. ... We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN." I'm sorry, Mr. President, but you got this ...

The imbalanced scales of justice

The U.S. judicial system is disintegrating before our eyes. What used to be a world-renowned legal system that treated its citizens fairly and equally has now become a political sword for those in power to wield against political opponents — similar to what's found in police state regimes, ...

History of the Red Kettle

By DIANE WINSTON Tinseled trees and snowy landscapes are not the only signs of the upcoming holiday season. Red kettles, staffed by men and women in street clothes, Santa suits and Salvation Army uniforms also telegraph Christmastime. The Army is among America’s top-grossing charities. ...

Bible digest

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 AKJV) Thank God for Jesus. He is the Savior of ...

Looking for the anti-Trump

No one knows when President Trump will leave office. Possibly January 2021 when his first term ends; possibly not before January 2025 when a second term would end. Ultimately, however, he will leave office sometime to be succeeded by the next president. But who will that be? That ...

Bible digest

“A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.” (Psalms 37:16 AKJV) Money is not the key to happiness. Righteousness is.

In Harrisburg

- State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net - State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com - State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com - State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

EPA, Army Corps propose new ‘waters of U.S.’ definition

By DAVID HESS www.paenvironmentaldigest.com On Dec. 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers proposed to change the definition of “waters of the United States” to clarify federal authority under the federal Clean Water Act. Jan Goldman-Carter, ...