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Very high calcium score could be a false positive

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 80-year-old male who’s very physically active. Six years ago, I had a coronary calcium scan resulting in a score of 3,708 with no symptoms. A few days later, a thallium treadmill stress test showed no problems. I have aortic stenosis that ...

Bible Digest

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“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25 AKJV) When we reject the truth there is only one alternative left and that is the lie.

Letters to our boys

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(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 Quid Pro Quo

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By RALPH DOTTERER JR. Back in the late sixties and early seventies, I was one of hundreds of area youth who would sometimes gather Saturday nights at the “Fire.” The “Fire” was a dance held in the Lock Haven YMCA basement, featuring local rock bands. Many of the ...

Dear Annie: You say ta-may-toe; I say ta-mah-toe

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Dear Annie: I used to date a lady from Australia who was taught to hold her fork in the European/continental style. When she came to visit me in Milwaukee, she noticed my American style. She seemed put-off but didn’t say anything. We had a pending dinner date with mutual friends, and she ...

To Your Good Health: What’s the reason for the flu season?

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is there a flu season instead of it being a year-round health challenge? And why do flu strains originate in Southeast Asia instead of, say, Poughkeepsie, New York? — M.S. ANSWER: Why there is a flu season is a bit of a mystery. Scientists used to ...

Bible Digest

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“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” (Romans 1:21-22 AKJV) We live in such a day today. It is sad to see. ...

Shameful

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM HEGGENSTALLER Jersey Shore The Democrats, other members of Congress and the Left want President Trump out of office so badly they have tried every dirty trick in the book to achieve their goal, in my opinion. These same people were scheming to remove Trump from office even before ...

Applause, Applause!

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Beech Creek Wesleyan Church would like to THANK everyone who attended the Thanksgiving dinner. We would like to thank Bill Miller for coordinating the dinner, Mert ...

Impeach with pizza

Letters to the editor

ADRIANA PENA State College Imagine that you’re home waiting for a pizza to be delivered, pizza that you already paid for with your credit card. The delivery driver arrives, knocks on your door, and tells you, “Your pizza is here. That will be $20.” “What!” you say, “I ...

Dear Annie: Pouring cold water on romantic entanglements

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Dear Annie: A few years ago, I moved into a duplex owned by an old college friend of mine, “Robby,” and his wife. During this time, I became very close friends with Robby’s wife. Earlier this year I moved out. Around this same time, Robby’s wife told him that she was thinking of ...

Donald was right

Letters to the editor

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro Donald is right, there was no “quid pro quo” in his call with the Ukrainian President. “Quid pro quo” (this for that) implies an exchange. Back in the schoolyard quid pro quo was, “If you give me your apple I’ll give you my orange,” or “I’ll do ...

Lift device is another option for enlarged prostate treatment

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year old male, who is healthy with a very active life, both physical and sexual. Like many men my age, I have an enlarged prostate that my doctor monitors during annual visits. It doesn’t impair my life, with the small exception of being ...

Colin Kaepernick

Letters to the editor

KATHERINE SHIPE Williamsport While watching the recent news coverage on Colin Kaepernick, it occurred to me that maybe the public has been too hasty in judgment on why he actually chose to kneel during the playing of our National Anthem rather than stand. Standing during the National ...

Bible digest

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“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” (Romans 1:18 AKJV) God’s wrath is revealed against those who suppress the truth. Rejecting truth has dire consequences. “For the invisible ...

Thanksgiving

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville An MSNBC personality referred to Thanksgiving as a “food holiday.” I didn’t think too much of this. But then I started hearing others refer to Thanksgiving as a food holiday. What has happened to this country that people think this holiday is about ...

At 70, is NATO still important?

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By JEFF INGLIS The NATO summit brought together leaders of the world’s most powerful military alliance, with 29 members on three continents. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization remains a key contributor to European peace and a strong ...

Pennsylvania pay raises raise questions

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Automatic pay raises for elected public officials should be a thing of the past. Yet, that’s just what happens in Pennsylvania. As of this week and on Jan. 1, state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials will collect an annual salary increase. Most lawmakers, the ...

A reminder of the unimaginable

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By GEORGE WILL From the mountains of shoes that were worn by Jews when they were packed into railroad freight cars bound for Auschwitz, the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust displays one: a woman's red dress pump with a three-inch heel. It prompts viewers to ...

Dear Annie: Passive-aggressive or perfectly appropriate?

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Dear Annie: My wife and I are approaching our 70th birthdays this year. As we have aged, hosting company and taking care of visiting children and grandchildren has become more stressful. Both of us have age-related health issues. One of our daughters (my stepdaughter), “Janet,” visits with ...