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Clyde Akins Cannon
Geriatric medicine is that branch of learning concerned with conditions and diseases of the aged. It's a large field of study and practice, necessitated by the increasing number of people who are living well into their 80's and 90's. We can be thankful for the God-given advances made in the care of the elderly, and for the increase in understanding about how life can be lengthened, as well as improved.
DEAR ABBY: I'm in a relationship with a man I'll call "Dominick," who was arrested a few years back, but he refuses to tell me what he was arrested for. I have two children, and I don't want to continue this relationship if Dominick is a child molester.
Conditions in general look rather stable for you. You should be able to successfully develop projects or ventures to your liking. Just don't spend your rewards before you have them.
DEAR ABBY: Is it OK for two brothers (in the range of 40 years old) to sleep in the same bed? My husband says he is very close to his family. I sleep alone in our bed almost every night because my husband falls asleep on the couch a lot watching TV.
Everyone has at least one drawer, closet, room, attic, basement or storage shed that is just out of control. You may have several of these places piled high and deep with various and sundry stuff. In your heart you know you need to get rid of most of it, but your head knows how much work going through all that stuff is going to be. So it sits. And when that space gets filled up, a new one is set aside to collect still more stuff.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a teacher at a high school. Recently, I was exposed to a new fire alarm that went off near my ear. My ears have been "ringing" continually since that time. I was told that the sound level was about 100 dB, which is below OSHA standards. Why would this cause tinnitus and where does this ringing come from? My doctor says there is no treatment. Any advice?
On October 18, the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University will be transformed into a magical arena of comedy, clowning, music, and fun when Georgia Southern Theatre and Performance presents King Stag. This heartwarming and family friendly play takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster as they try to answer the question "Can love conquer all?"
Congenial and friendly thinking will become a familiar companion to you, making you a very popular person to be around. People like those who like them, and you'll make it easy for them to cozy up to you.
Internationally acclaimed historian Peter A. Coclanis will present the 2006 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Series at Georgia Southern University on Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24. A faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Coclanis studies, writes, and teaches in the fields of American, international, and Southeast Asian economic history.
The first time I heard of Samaritan's Purse, I was immediately reminded of the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the New Testament.
In the year ahead, because you will be desirous of breaking off old, unproductive patterns, as well as disengaging yourself from troublesome acquaintances, you'll be making a number of positive changes that will serve you well.
An unknown person said, "Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses."
RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.
Nearly 2,000 people packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Statesboro recently to experience the soaring oratorio "Elijah."
NEW YORK - After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.
While anyone can be artistic anytime, anywhere, Georgia Southern University's annual ArtsFest provides a very public outlet for spontaneous creation.
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.
NEW YORK - The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.
The 26th Annual Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards, like the 25 before them, spotlighted Bulloch County residents who do many things for other people simply because that's what they want to do.
Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.
The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.
Man of the Decade
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