Opinion

All about vaccines

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column on the measles vaccine, you wrote: “Older people may lose immunity, and some people born between 1963 and 1967 may have received an inactive vaccine.” Wait, what?! How do we know if we were not properly vaccinated, and what should ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. To all who enjoy the Butterfly Garden at the Nature Park in Wayne Township. I would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to George Gummo, Arnold Coleman, Bob Dershem, Helen ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“Will you not revive us again: that your people may rejoice in you?” (Psalms 85:6 AKJV) We need revival and God is the only One who can give it to us. Pray for revival. “He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” (Proverbs 13:20 ...

At least 2% of public water systems are like Flint, Mich.

Columns

By LAURA PANGALLOZZI More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water. The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint’s water at 4 parts per billion. That’s ...

Nike fans flames of culture war

Columns

Nike is doing it wrong. I don't mean the shoemaking, though that thing with Zion Williamson was pretty bad, I have to say. No, Nike is doing it wrong because it managed to do something that all the neo-Nazis, Klansmen, alt-righters and other denizens of the lowest coprophagic phylum of our ...

Every state should pass a medical aid-in-dying law

Columns

By KIM CALLINAN Just two months apart, the governors of Maine and New Jersey signed laws ensuring that terminally ill adults in their states would no longer have to suffer needlessly at life’s inevitable end. Similar to bills introduced in 17 other states this year, the Maine and New ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” (Luke 17:2 AKJV) Don’t stand in the way of children who want to come to Jesus.

Dear Annie: Should we go the distance?

Columns

Dear Annie: I will be moving soon — several states away — and I’m torn about the state of my relationship. I’ve been with my significant other for five years. That’s not something I can easily let go of. But we have been growing apart for some time now, and we’ve discussed that we ...

Nurse daughter is right on the money with fasting advice

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter is a registered nurse, and tells me that when getting blood tests, it is not necessary to fast eight to 12 hours even though my doctor says to do so. Four hours is enough, she claims. Is this true, or is my daughter trying to be a doctor, if ...

Internet access

Letters to the editor

VINCE PHILLIPS Harrisburg One reason Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed the no snow days bill into law is because it means no school makeup days in the spring. The down side is the fact that students without broadband internet access will still miss days of school since they cannot do ...

Dear Annie: Wanted: real customer service

Columns

Dear Annie: Am I the only one who feels that life is too complicated these days and that I feel absolutely powerless when it comes to calling a big company to get service? I am old enough to remember the days when we bought a television, put it in the car, drove home, plugged it in, played ...

Rural areas deserve good internet access

Editorials

There is no question that internet access is limited in our rural, mountainous region. Sure, the populated cities, boroughs and townships have good access, mostly through cable or DSL. But just minutes out of our towns and, wa la ... affordable, fast broadband internet access is pretty much ...

The importance of unity in America

Letters to the editor

LAURI SCHAITKIN Lock Haven I am a Democrat and an American. I did not support Stephanie Borowitz during the election for Pennsylvania’s 76th District House seat, but she won and is now my representative. This is how our democracy works and I respect her victory. I believe that people ...

‘Brittle’ diabetes encompasses harder-to-control blood sugar

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 74 years old and have been a brittle Type 1 diabetic for 50 years. I have no history of heart disease. My doctor of 40 years recently retired and had me control my hemoglobin A1C to a range of 5.9-6.2. My new doctor, who is in her mid-30s, wants me to ...

How lucky

Letters to the editor

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of The (Lock Haven) Express for publishing many of my letters to the editor. God, how many times in the past did my mom - with her fingers drumming on the kitchen table - give me the Myers stare and ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13 AKJV) You must decide. Who is your Lord?

Almost cut my hair today

Letters to the editor

JIM BANHOLZER Centre Hall Sometimes on stretches through the splendid Pennsylvania woods I start thinking of imaginative and improbable things. On a recent barefoot stroll my intuition started niggling about ticks and I worried about my long hair. Soon several found my skin and as I flicked ...

Ask your state representative and congressman

Letters to the editor

DONNA BERRY Jersey Shore Approximately one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease; the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. It is imperative that we have elected officials who are working to make Alzheimer’s a state and ...

Fix this broken city

Columns

Writing about the City of Lock Haven being “anti-business” draws its ire and retaliation. But I only recently learned council members quietly passed a more restrictive sign ordinance in April of 2018.It eliminated non-profit organization exceptions, but failed to address laminate sign ...