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The real midlife crisis confronting many Americans

By FRANK J. INFURNA The way my mom imagined it, midlife was going to be great: counting down days until retirement, spending winters in Florida and checking off destinations on her bucket list. But it hasn’t turned out that way. Instead of more time spent in Florida, she’s still stuck ...

Bible Digest

“For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.” (Psalms 86:5 AKJV) God will forgive. Repent of sin and turn to Him.

Brain drain and the polarization of America

By RACHEL SHEFFIELD And SCOTT WINSHIP Are we more divided as a nation today than we were before? Our new research within the Joint Economic Committee’s Social Capital Project suggests that we are. The findings indicate that Americans are more frequently dividing themselves ...

Wow the senses with salsa

There are a lot of reasons to like summer, not the least being the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available. Corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, melons, berries - and the list goes on. With all these tasty options it’s easy to combine a few to create dishes that exemplify the essence of ...

Dear Annie: Jumping from job to job

Dear Annie: I’m freshly moved out of my parents’ house. It’s a really exciting time for me! I’m gaining so much long-awaited independence. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity for self-growth and exploration. I live with a few friends, too, which is an awesome bonus. But what I’m ...

Mom worries over blood-thinner-taking son’s head bump

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My 32-year-old son is on Xarelto for a deep vein thrombosis for about two months now. I was with him when he hit his head hard on the door hatch of his SUV two days ago. He has no symptoms, but I am still so concerned. He is in a hotel room for the week ...

Bible Digest

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 “And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;” (Luke 18:1 AKJV) Don’t give up. Keep praying. God is listening.

Rated ‘T’ for teens: Every cat who wants a home, should have one

By Taylor Shaffer A person having a cat isn’t a rare occurrence. Most cats are domesticated and with loving families. That isn’t always the case though. As I’ve been told by multiple people in the Clinton County area, we have a problem. This problem is wild cats, also known as, “feral ...

A veto most immoral

Were Betsy Ross to return to life she would undoubtedly be astounded to find herself one of the most talked about historical figures over the recent Independence Day holiday. She owes it all to an attention-starved washed up former NFL quarterback and a shoe company without a soul. Former ...

Boiling like a tea kettle

Dear Annie: I am a grandmother who is seeking your advice about my married granddaughter. Her father is my son. Her parents divorced when the children were quite small. My son was awarded custody of my granddaughter and her brother. We did our best to provide help to our son and the children. ...

Gene mutation won’t stop potential plasma donation

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: When my mother discovered she has a factor V mutation, everyone in the family decided to be tested as a precaution. This is a hereditary item, which I am sure you know. It was determined that I carry the gene. I am 65. I have had no issues, and it probably ...

Bible Digest

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.” (Luke 17:15-16 AKJV) The happiest and most fulfilled people are grateful people. Be thankful and you will ...

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, ...

As goes Pa., so goes the 2020 election

While Democrats wade through a marathon of intra-party debates, the national punditocracy is increasingly asking two urgent questions about the impending 2020 presidential contest: Can President Trump win Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin again? And can he win a second term without those ...

There are different forms of bipolar

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Is it possible for a person to reach the age of 70 and just now be diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Are there degrees of impairment, like with autism — some worse than others? — C.S. ANSWER: The hallmark of bipolar disease is mania. “Mania” has ...

The mountains of Acadia National Park

(Editors Note: This article is the second of a series exploring plants and horticulture on Maine’s Mt Desert Island and Acadia National Park.) Acadia National Park, on Mt. Desert Island, was created in 1916 (under a different name then) and covers 38,000 acres with another 12,500 in ...

Enjoy our beautiful parks!

Despite today’s polarizing political climate, and our prickly tendency to bicker, I hereby declare a bold ideology that unites us in agreement: √ That when you visit a park, it is clean, safe, and ready to use. 5 That when your family goes swimming, the lifeguards are well-trained and ...

Loss of liberty and property

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo The Keystone Central School Board just handed out another property tax increase. It’s just a mere 1.96 percent, so relax, except for those that couldn’t afford the last one. The budget is $74,363,531 with a reserve fund balance of $9,721,443. We are being told ...

Dear Annie: Balancing brother’s needs and limitations

Dear Annie: My older brother is disabled. He was quite functional after he first had a stroke, but did not take care of himself. He wouldn’t take his medications, ate unhealthy food, drank too much and watched TV all day. As a result, he is now very disabled. Has difficulty walking, ...

All about vaccines

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 ...