The Battle at the Ballot Box

Robert Watsons

The year 2012 is another one of those elections – a contest for the very heart and soul of the nation – and it is not the first time this has happened.

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Touch Football

Gary W. Bloom

There is no loneliness like a
gray park in autumn when you’re young,
in high school, with a history paper due Monday
and tests and SAT’s and girls
who won’t talk to you, girls
you want nothing more
than to hold in your arms.

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HEALTH

Is Aging the Next Cholesterol?

David T. Nash, MD

We are faced today with a global increase in aging populations, significantly impacting the already large number of associated risk factors and illnesses whose treatment threatens to overburden a strained worldwide healthcare system. Unfortunately, aging has not been examined with an appropriately intense effort, and has been treated with lip service or diligent neglect.

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HEALTH

Bluster or Breakthrough?

Dr. Robert Guthrie

A world of instant information and over-reporting can flood us with potentially vital but often trivial health information. Understanding the credibility of the study at the source can help you eliminate the static and recognize the relevant.

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Health

Of Rights and the Rules

Marc Rendell, MD

Obamacare and the Challenge of Diabetes.

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Arts & Letters

Han Li In Orbit

Rob Garver

When a stranger, passing through, told Han Li about the “World Wide Web,” he thought the man was talking about a plague of spiders.

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U.S.

The Sugar Men

T. Anthony Howell

The pursuit of great wealth and the burden it bequeathed

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