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 ...
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...
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...
Skinny people move more? John DiTraglia MD
Even though there is an epidemic of obesity some people stay skinny. How do they do that? If they overeat one day, they must increase their metabolic rate, or they increase activity, or they eat less later or they somehow metabolize and dispose of excess calories.
Some investigators recently measured the levels of spontaneous physical activity in 23 obese and 32 thin people when they were exposed...
Letter to the Editor Dear Editor,
Our elected officials and military upon entering office take a pledge and solemn oath to uphold and preserve our Constitution as it has been written and tested and tried these past 236 years and to defend the United States of America against its enemies.
We are one of a very few societies in history who have enjoyed two centuries of true liberty and freedom . Where are our elected officials and what are they doing to sustain ...
A reminder of humanity Bob Strickley
PDT Content Manager
Boston accepted me. Awkward, distinctively Midwestern, odd pronunciations and generally naive. Economic circumstances drove a younger me to shed my Ohio shell and try a new place and Boston, willing or not, provided a land spot.
I took an immigrants love of the Northeast cutting my teeth on the real world of retail and then the newspaper business, loving what I was doing along the way.
I loved the peo...