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Grant Hill announced his retirement Saturday night after an injury-ravaged 19-year career in the NBA. Central Florida wasn't impressed. Hill -- one of the favorite piņatas for Orlando Magic fans -- once again felt the sting of their disgruntlement and...
Tags: Theft, TNT (tv network), Orlando, Shaquille O'Neal, Doc Rivers
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
Internet-centered technology has advanced to the point that smartphone apps and e-commerce sites seemingly sprout overnight. Indeed, many can be built inexpensively from off-the-shelf software in weeks. Scientific breakthroughs, however, often require...
Tags: Science, Science and Technology, Education, Anthrax, Symptoms
Concerns are growing about chickenpox in Indiana. Two Terre Haute schools are fighting a chickenpox outbreak—and a Parke County school announced Wednesday that it would exclude students without chickenpox vaccinations. Vigo County health officials...
Tags: Health, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Preventative Medicine, Autism
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity. A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
Tags: Health, F-bomb Dropping, Julie Harhart, Jack Wagner, Hepatitis C
Friday's letter to the editor could not have come from a more qualified source. Dr. Stephen Purcell of Upper Macungie Township is a physician at Advanced Dermatology Associates, based in Allentown with branch or satellite offices in Bethlehem, Kutztown...
The Federal Drug Administration will begin examining the safety of drugs like penicillin and tetracycline which are often mixed in to animal feed to enhance growth. A federal judge in New York recently ruled on behalf of a group of several plaintiffs...
Licensing for the beauty salon could be getting the cut. A bill at the Indiana Statehouse would eliminate cosmetology/barber licensing. The bill was proposed after the Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee, ROEC, recommended the state do away...
Tags: Consumers, Personal Service
A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend who said, “I read your articles every week.” Then he said, “It doesn’t seem like you spend a lot of time writing some of them.” The translation? “Some of your articles aren&...
HealthLike many Earth-conscious Americans, I’ve been trying to get in the habit of reusing cloth bags for my groceries. This cuts down on plastic, which is harmful for us on many fronts. Environmentally speaking, only about 2 percent of plastic bags get...
SportsTalkIt took three matches – two in one day – for Lehigh to finally come through with a win at Grace Hall. With the 27 -12 win over Clarion, Lehigh avoided it’s first 0-3 start since 2007-08, when the team......
Change of SubjectThis week's theme at Change of Subject is evidently meat. The article The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs Despite the public health risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the lobbyist-swayed FDA keeps easing regulations (Salon/Alternet) is the latest...
Jun 2, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
May 22, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 16, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Nov 14, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Oct 12, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Aug 25, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 28, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Jan 17, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Jun 14, 2011 |Column| Daily American
Apr 20, 2012 | Allentown Morning Call
Nov 20, 2011 | Allentown Morning Call
Feb 24, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
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