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“Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14 AKJV) Partner with those who have the same Lord as you do. You will be glad you did.

Insurers weigh future filled with pricey drugs, coronavirus

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer If your doctor wants to prescribe an extremely expensive drug, expect your insurer to look hard first at whether it works before agreeing to pay. Health insurers are hunting for more ways to tame rising costs. Aside from looking at prescription drugs, ...

Dear Annie: Past stuck in future

Dear Annie: Why am I in a quandary? Because I have been married most of my adult life, and I feel almost nothing for my partner of 33 years, and I’m sure we are both just going through the motions of the relationship. Don’t misunderstand; I care deeply for this person. I just feel ...

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“He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10 AKJV) Material wealth cannot satisfy an empty heart. Only the Lord can do that.

Dear Annie: Tired of being tired

Dear Annie: My live-in girlfriend and I, both 58 years old, have a dilemma. Several times a month, we watch her 7-year-old granddaughter for a night or two, usually on weekends. The child arrives in the evening, stays up until 3 or 4 a.m. and sleeps until early afternoon. I have made fun ...

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“For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 AKJV) Jesus took our sin upon Himself so that He could clothe us in His righteousness. Thank you Jesus.

What we lose by closing of community dept. stores

By SALENA ZITO PITTSBURGH — Five years ago, the sad goodbye to an icon began when Macy's decided to close its flagship location in downtown Pittsburgh. The void, alas, still remains. For most of that building's storied 110-plus-year-old life, until Macy's took it 15 years ago, it was ...

Dear Annie: Finding forgiveness

Dear Annie: I have managed to overcome an abusive childhood, and I’d like to share with you how I did it at age 42, which, unfortunately, was 22 years after my abuser, my father, died. My father had been very abusive but also very loving. As a child, and then as a teenager, this “dual ...

High potassium levels require treatment

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old male and have been diagnosed with a number of different medical conditions. I have one kidney (stage 4) and have had atrial fibrillation since 2008. Recently my nephrologist said I have high potassium levels. In order to treat this, he ...

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“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalms 46:10 AKJV) Stop. Look to God. He is the One who is worthy to be praised and followed.

Falsehoods around virus, politics

By BEATRICE DUPUY and AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real ...

Dear Annie: Sick of talk of being sick

Dear Annie: We have a friend whose spouse has many medical concerns. They are serious and can be life-threatening. However, in my opinion, the biggest concern is that every time we are with them, the conversation turns to these medical conditions. My own view is, “What a wonderful world!” ...

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“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 AKJV) Are you looking for a new start? Jesus can make us all what we need to be.

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. HELP (Hardship Emergency Loan Program) for Pets was incorporated 10 years ago. Since the first interest-free loan was issued in 2011, HELP for Pets has issued 130 ...

Time to unite to fight coronavirus

By ADRIANA COHEN Here's the bad news: America is at war. Not with a foreign enemy or a terrorist regime like the Islamic State Group. We're at war with a highly contagious global virus, a pandemic, commonly known as the coronavirus. In order to combat, and ultimately destroy, this ...

Dear Annie: Tough love is tough

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a 20-year-old son, “Joe,” who has “failure to launch” syndrome. He coasted through high school, smoked pot, played video games and did the minimum to get by. After graduation, we agreed he could work part time and go to college, while living at home, ...

To Your Good Health: The health effects of traumatic events

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old male with well-controlled coronary artery disease. I also have chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Last June, I was in a horrific automobile accident where a person hit me head-on. It took an hour for responders to extract ...