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Neuralgia: Nerves on Fire

by Sara Stringer Neuralgia is a severe, stabbing and burning pain that occurs along the length of a peripheral nerve. At initial onset, the nerve pain could last for days, and then disappear for weeks or months only to return again at regular intervals. As the condition progresses, the intervals become shorter and the pain more…

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The Story of Rudolph

by Evelyn Horan A man named Bob May, depressed and broken-hearted, stared out of his apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap wondering why her mommy had to go away to be with God in heaven. Little Barbara couldn’t understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dad’s eyes and asked, “Why…

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The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

by Tate Handy It’s become normal to experience some hearing loss and memory loss as you age; however, research in recent years has shown that hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease share many common symptoms and may actually predict each other. In those over 60, hearing loss accounts for over one-third of the risk of developing…

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Mesothelioma: Stories of Hope and Survival

by Sara Stringer Mesothelioma. Cancer. Horrible words that strike fear into those of us who just hear them on TV, or in conversation. Imagine the horror of hearing them from your doctor. Then the words treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and life expectancy. That is if you could even hear over the crushing weight of just the…

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies

by Sara Stringer Complementary and alternative therapies are medical products and procedures that are used to diagnose or treat an illness, in conjunction with standard care. Standard care is defined as medical products and procedures prescribed by licensed medical practitioners such as medical doctors, dentists, nurses, and physical therapists. Complementary and alternative treatments run the gamut…

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Wedding Plans

by Nikolas Wong Giovanna was soon to be married to her fiancé, Charlie. I rarely saw them, which made saying ‘congratulations’ difficult; so I invited them out for a coffee. “It’s on me,” I interrupted before Charlie could reach for his back pocket, sliding my gold membership card to the barista, Cindy. I was an active…

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Upcoming Poetry and Drawing Contests Themed on ‘Peace’

The following announcement comes from Dr. Stephen Gill, a well-known poet and fiction writer. Poetry Contest Deadline: October 10, 2014. Winners will be announced at Bharat Times Banquet 2014 (to be announced later) and all participants will be recognized. Age of participants: 18 years and up. Subject: Peace Is (The poem must entail what peace is and not the lack…