Columns

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of APPLAUSE. I’m writing in regard to the Fishing Pond at the Nature Park in Wayne Township. A huge THANK YOU goes out to the following agencies for working with the Recreation ...

Brother-in-law is blind to alcohol issues

Dear Annie: I’m writing because I hope the person this will help most will read it. My brother-in-law is an alcoholic and won’t see that he has a problem. His youngest brother died of alcoholic hepatitis, and he is headed down the same path. He is also emotionally abusive to anyone in his ...

Concerns about number of antigens in vaccines is unwarranted

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: You mentioned in a recent column that there is no single-dose measles vaccine. I understand that there are people who object to the MMR combo in the belief that it exposes the child to too many antigens at once. Here is a quote from the cdc.gov website: ...

Bible Digest

“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” (Luke 21:33 AKJV) God’s Word stands eternal. You can depend on Him. “For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in ...

Young Americans deserve 21st Century moonshot to Mars

By VAHE PEROOMIAN “Hidden Figures” and “First Man” were arguably the most inspirational space-themed movies of the last several years. Both, though, had to reach back to the glory days of John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. The faces of my children after watching these movies was the ...

Dear Annie: Eligible and exacting bachelor

Dear Annie: I am a divorced male in my early 50s. I’m in good health, successful and single. I’m single by choice, due to the availability of single women my age without issues (for lack of a better word). I do not take any medications, other than vitamins every morning. I weigh 195 ...

Am I going through menopause?

Angela Huggler, MD, FACOG OB-GYN, UPMC Susquehanna As a woman starts to enter middle age, they start to think about menopause and when it will affect them. Menopause is a normal, natural event. Most women start to enter menopause in their 40s and 50s, but the age can vary. Unless surgically ...

Bible Digest

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.” (Psalms 90:2 AKJV) There is only one God and He is the Creator of the universe. Worship Him and Him alone.

Bible Digest

“The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours: as for the world and the fullness thereof, you have founded them.” (Psalms 89:11 AKJV) We are living in God’s world. Let’s honor in all that we do.

‘The Lion King’ roars back into theaters

By Roy Morris Disney has always been able to read an audience and has always known the exact equal amounts of emotion and humor and excitement needed to tell a story in such a way that viewers the world over and from any generation would simply love. In 1994 one such movie did all of that and ...

Social media: Too much? How much?

Social media is just like mom’s apple pie, it’s not good to eat a whole pie every day. Over three billion people are social media users worldwide. While social media helps keep the world connected, social media addiction is becoming a global problem that keeps growing. As of 2018, ...

Corruption runs deep

By LAURA HOLLIS Fresh on the heels of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and amidst the #MeToo movement the scandal spawned, the story of financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is in the headlines again. Epstein is a former hedge fund manager who made billions of dollars on Wall Street in the ...

Consumer data must be protected

Government agencies have taken intrusiveness to new heights and privacy to a new low by using databases to conduct facial recognition searches without the knowledge, much less consent, of individuals, Congress or state legislatures. According to the Government Accountability Office, the FBI ...

Bible Digest

“He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him betimes.” (Proverbs 13:24 AKJV) Every child needs loving consistent discipline.

Dear Annie: Closing the door on bathroom conversations

Dear Annie: I’m a 70-year-old man happy to still be working and productive. I work with a great crew of seven other people, but I don’t know how to handle this particular situation. Our workgroup is six men and two women. Both women tell us when they’re on their periods. “I have ...

Skip this procedure when seeking sexual solution

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 65, and my lady friend is 60. We are still sexually active. However, intercourse is uncomfortable and painful for her. I’ve found a website that talks about a laser procedure that is supposed to be the “holy grail” to make intercourse enjoyable ...

The Jewish dilemma, or not?

I have written about the American Jewish community as a political football. Perhaps that was an understatement. Thanks to President Trump’s latest tweet war it appears the Jewish community, including Israel, is more like the European football; kicked, head butted, thrown from the penalty ...

Dear Annie: Nipping bullying in the bud

Dear Annie: My son is 7 years old and is attending a soccer camp this summer. He is an average player and loves the game, and he has made friends at the camp. The problem is that one of the boys is a bully, and he targets my son all the time, calling him “a bad player” and kicking the ...

Patients: Take charge of following up on lab, scan results

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently I was in the hospital. I had a CT scan and was told that I have a “mass” on my kidney (unrelated to my hospital stay). One doctor said they would probably do an aspiration to determine what was in it, and another doctor told me not to ...

Bible Digest

“Take good heed therefore to yourselves, that you love the LORD your God.” (Joshua 23:11 AKJV) God wants our love more than anything. If He has our hearts He has all of us.