Opinion


Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
“An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh,” Will Rogers once said. That may be true, but vegetables have an even more special talent: They keep the brain healthy and slash your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a superhero “Polly Phenol...
Last October, the Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Mason Rudolph was knocked unconscious by Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas. It was a scary moment when Rudolph was face down on the field and not moving, but he eventually came to and was able to walk off under his own power.  But there are...

Don Newbury
Locals already were “big-eyed” by massive oil discoveries in the Wichita Falls area about a century ago. Money flowed, and for many folks, life was good, might near the land-of-milk-and-honey status. For the oil people, it was even better. If they wanted milk and honey, they could yawn while...
The fifth episode in season one of “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995) was titled “The Phage.” It tells the tale of the Vidiians, an alien people who are combing the universe looking for healthy organs to harvest in an attempt to out-pace their physical degeneration, which is caused by an incurable disease...
Letter to the editor, Early voting has begun, and we have an unbelievable number of individuals vying for the congressional office. Too many I think, but that will be thinned out for the run-off that will most assuredly result.  For me, some of the candidates can be eliminated quite easily. First,...
The U.S. birth rate is at its lowest recorded level. Since the 2008 economic recession, fertility rates have decreased by nearly 20%. The population of students for universities to draw from is shrinking. At the same time, the age of college students is increasing. More than half of the students...
Where are you right now on your journey of life? If you had to condense down your current state of mind and write it in a few sentences, what would you write? Are you stuck in a rut? Have you lost the wonder of living? When you woke up today did you look forward to the day ahead? What is it that...
Dear Readers, By now, you probably know someone who has adopted a vegetarian diet. Estimates put vegetarianism at around 5 percent of the American population (1). That may not sound like many, but it comes to roughly 16.5 million people. People cite different reasons for converting to vegetarianism...
Hi Taylor - I saw stocks take a big hit a week or two back and read that a lot of it was due to coronavirus fears. Do you know why an outbreak like this can affect the markets so much? - Charlene Hey Charlene - That’s a really good question. You see a lot of headlines about markets dropping because...
I have been educating myself on healthy nutrition. There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet, and sometimes it’s downright frustrating! Can you help steer me in the right direction? Thanks, Jim Dear Jim, Believe me, I share in your frustration in regards to nutrition information....

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