Daily appetite cycles John DiTraglia MD
Did you ever wonder why you’re not hungry in the morning when you wake up. Me neither. But if you had thought about it you would realize that it is strange. If you went eight hours during the day without eating you would be starving. And it’s not just that you are inactive when you sleep because most of the calories you burn in a day are for basal metabolism. If you had thought about this you might...
Consent agenda doesn’t lend credibility Frank Lewis
PDT Staff Writer
Portsmouth City Council has seemingly created a way in which citizens will not have multiple weeks to form an opinion on items that come before Council.
Council has begun the routine use of something it calls a “Consent Agenda.” What that translates to, is Council — when bringing that item up for consideration — decided in advance it will suspend the rules calling for three readings on three separate occasio...
Weight loss in mental illness John DiTraglia MD
This week’s New England Journal of Medicine has the report of a study of weight loss intervention done with obese people with serious mental illness.(1) Using diet and activity, “lifestyle interventions,” they showed that people in this high risk group can achieve the same mediocre results that can be achieved by the rest of us.
Persons with serious mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder...
Looking out for the interests of others Loren Hardin
This is Part 4 of a series about Norma who was admitted to hospice at the age of 76 with debility. Norma was excited about the prospect of sharing her life lessons with you in this series.
Aaron, an LPN at the nursing home, told me, “Two or three weeks before the first one came out, Norma told me that hospice was going to put her in the paper; and when I asked her why she told me, ‘I guess they think ...
This is Reds Country Dear Editor,
When Time Warner came into our area we were on a feed from Cincinnati. A few years ago they changed us to a Columbus feed. There were some good channels we lost end some we gained. Now there is a problem that they are unwilling to fix. Instead of carrying the Reds they are showing the Columbus Hockey games.
Columbus has always been a football and basketball town due to Ohio State. Even with a Triple A baseball team the sport ...
Stolen dreams In the course of the last few months I have been asked by some state workers to write a letter to the editor regarding the private enterprise and state jobs at risk as a result of Governor Kasich’s policies.
Our Governor, along with the statehouse, has initiated several efforts to create private control of our state garage, parks and even a possible construction of the bypass Portsmouth project. The Governor is not subtle about his desire t...