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It’s time for your annual flu vaccine

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DR. ROACH WRITES: If you haven’t gotten your influenza vaccine yet, it’s time to think about it. This year’s vaccine is similar to last year’s, but two of the components have been updated to match the strains that are circulating worldwide and expected to be ...

Terrapin asks consumers to demand clean vapes

Terrapin Pennsylvania takes health and safety seriously. It is paramount to our mission as a medical cannabis company. Recent reports of serious health impacts related to counterfeit vape products has forced us to look inward as a legal marijuana company. At Terrapin Pennsylvania - ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My boyfriend broke up with me pretty suddenly and over the phone right after spring semester ended. We haven’t talked over the summer, and now that school started this fall, it’s been pretty awkward. I still have feelings for him and a lot of questions. Since we haven’t talked ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Our 18-year-old has been exposed to mono. Can you provide some information about this disease, including symptoms, treatment, complications and dangers of exposure to other family members, including toddlers and senior citizens? — F.J.M. ANSWER: ...

Bible digest

“To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:” (Acts 1:3 AKJV) Jesus is alive. People saw Him. He never died again. He lives forever.

Pa. citizens are more concerned about environment than lawmakers

By Stephanie Myers It’s a mystery how the walls of the Pennsylvania Capitol insulate our legislators from the reality of the climate crisis. Outside the walls, the youth of the world leave their classrooms and strike to get the attention of seemingly feckless government ...

This impeachment won’t work

By DIANE DIMOND This is not a column about impeaching our current president. This is a column about the impeachment process and the history of the legal route our nation is obliged to follow to oust a federal official. In the 231 years since the U.S. Constitution was ratified, Congress has ...

Dear Annie: 35-year-old surprise

Dear Annie: We received a shocking message on our answering machine a few days ago. A woman called and identified herself as a possible daughter from an affair 35 years ago. Later, a woman left a message saying she was the mother. I have not been in contact with this woman for 31 ...

For the best ride, consult a professional bike fitter

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am writing to you about an orthopedic problem for which I hope you can suggest a treatment. Apparently, not having my bike saddle high enough has caused pain in the right side of my right knee. Cycling is now my primary source of exercise, as I am no ...

Today in History

By the Associated Press On Oct. 9, 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture. On this date: In 1776, a group of Spanish missionaries settled in present-day San Francisco. In 1910, a coal dust ...

Rated “T” for teens

By TAYLOR SHAFFER I’m a bit of a history nerd, so when my aunt asked me if I wanted to go to Fort Freeland with her, I practically jumped up and down. Before I get into how the day went, I’ll go into depth about how Fort Freeland was essential. Fort Freeland is a fort in Turbotville, Pa. ...

Reducing turnover among Millennials

By CONSTANCE REECE, FRED COON & KATHY GAMBOA We are rapidly reaching a point in the U.S. workforce composition at which company leaders must decide how they are going to approach and manage their multigenerational constituency. Employers must focus on recruitment and management ...

U.S. must prioritize mining to win clean energy race

By Michael Stumo Right now, the United States and China are competing to capture the production of advanced energy technologies like solar panels, electric cars, and lithium-ion batteries. And unfortunately, China is winning. The hard truth is that China has already captured much of the ...

The truth behind small nuke reactors

By STEVE THOMAS When things are going badly for nuclear power, the nuclear industry offers the promise of new technologies. The latest example is the Small Modular Reactor (SMR), with significantly lower power outputs compared to established reactor designs. As always with nuclear ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am 28 years old, and recently celebrated my second wedding anniversary. I have been with my husband, Tom, for a total of five years, but due to immigration trials and tribulations, we have only been living together full time for two-and-a-half years (first in the United States and ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had an episode of food poisoning with vomiting and diarrhea. It lasted four hours. I live alone. I’m 84, and in good health except for chronic atrial fibrillation and well-controlled high blood pressure. My question is, When does it become ...

Bible digest

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28 AKJV) Do you know the Lord? Are you listening to His voice?

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, ...

The human side of immigration

DR. STEVEN GRANICH There is a human side to immigration at the United States and Mexican border. Thousands of migrants are crossing the border of the United States experiencing despair on their journey to our country but still remaining hopeful upon their arrival. From my perspective, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband loves to talk. He’s known for it. Friends who drive past our house and see him outside usually stop to talk to him, often for an hour at a time. He’s one of those people who’s “never met a stranger.” Many times, I have seen him have long conversations with ...