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Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

November 17, 2017
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Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood pressure. What we do not need is high blood pressure. Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Both phrases

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America’s Sex Scandal

November 15, 2017
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America’s Sex Scandal

Did sex scandals begin with Bill Clinton? In 1992, Gennifer Flowers said Clinton had relations with her while married. Paula Jones said Clinton harassed her sexually when she was an Arkansas state employee. President Clinton survived the scandals.

Now, twenty-five …

Saudi Arabia Upending Arab World

November 13, 2017
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Saudi Arabia Upending Arab World

Saudi Arabia was the most conservative Arab nation. It restricted the freedom of its women. Only recently has it allowed females to drive.

It made peace with the religious Wahhabi zealots within the country. Many trace Islamic...

Alcohol and Cancer

November 10, 2017
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Alcohol and Cancer

Is it safe to drink?

It can be hard to find something that does not cause cancer. Too much sun, too much...

Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

November 8, 2017
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Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

Refugees flee hardship and violence. Poverty in Africa is one reason. Violence in the  Middle East is another reason. Crime in Central America is yet...

The Chinese are Coming

November 6, 2017
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The Chinese are Coming

Xi Jinping is the head of China. He runs the government, the armed forces, and the Communist Party.  Mr. Xi became strong by fighting corruption...

The American Way on Trial

November 1, 2017
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The American Way on Trial

It is not hard to find fault elsewhere. China is America’s competitor. It wants to be the biggest player in the world economy. It wants...

Crisis: Catalans Declare Independence – Then Spain Takes Over

October 30, 2017
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Crisis: Catalans Declare Independence – Then Spain Takes Over

The Catalan people voted for independence from Spain. The Spanish government said “No.”

The Catalan Parliament voted to secede from Spain. The...

Shingles—Coming At You

October 27, 2017
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Shingles—Coming At You

The U.S. government says there is a good chance you will get shingles.  Shingles is a viral infection. It can result...

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Toddlers and Tantrums

The tantrums of a toddler are normal. Except when they are not. Advice for parents is available from experts.

The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

Reading is the key to life. You cannot be successful in school or on the job without being able to...

Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have...

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things...

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