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Hello Toni:Turned 65 in August 2018, continued to work full-time with an HSA that has a $3000.00 deductible before any prescriptions or medical claims are paid by the insurance plan.  The HR … more
Dear Dietitian,I suffer from binge eating. I hired an internet influencer who claimed to be a nutrition coach for people with eating disorders. He gave me a strict meal plan and exercise routine. I … more
Monty Python’s sketch called “Hell’s Grannies” featured a gang of gray-haired, leather-wearing troublemakers with the slogan “Make tea, not war” on the back of … more
Norman V. Horner is a retired educator who doesn’t really care whether folks call him “Dr.” or not. His distinguished career--plus his 40 articles in professional journals and his … more
Bugs are tromped, stomped and sprayed to a fare-thee-well in this country. But around the globe, they’re often prized as a tasty food. It’s estimated that 9.5 billion caterpillars are … more
I don’t know much about cows, but I’ve been told that to get maximum production from a cow, she needs to have a regular routine. The more disruptions in a cow’s routine, the less … more
As the impact of COVID-19 grows with corresponding actions that limited or halted face-to-face instruction in public schools across the nation and world, many parents opted into homeschooling. … more
Toni:My husband is a Korean War Veteran and never enrolled in Medicare Part B because he uses the VA, close to where we live in Iron Mountain, Michigan for his medical care. He is having to wait for … more
Back on that Feb. ber day my amigos didn’t believe me ... and until this day they still don’t. So help me, hand on the Bible, here’s what happened: As we were walking back to the … more
So many pro football players have had to contend with gastrointestinal reflux disorder that you could call their playing field a GERD-iron. But both the Denver Broncos’ John Elway and the Green … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) released a statement following his appointment to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). HASC is charged with authorizing national … more
Hey Taylor: I pretty much forgot Brexit was a thing until I heard something about it being finalized right before the end of the year. What’s the status there and how big of an impact might we … more
Dear Dietitian:I’m trying to lose twenty pounds. I drink a smoothie for breakfast every morning on my way to work. I’ve also been juicing because I’ve read it helps with weight … more
Five years ago, TechCrunch predicted that in 2021 checkbooks, cash, credit cards and passwords would be entirely replaced by digital magic. Well, that didn’t happen. But we can see the … more
He was a man who made a difference, who brought about change. He is one of my heroes. He modeled his life for us to follow.Today’s column is about a man who sacrificed his life for a cause. He … more
Reading the Chronicle of Higher Education on January 6, 2021, I came across an advertising banner that gave me pause. It read, “A College Lifeline: Higher Education for incarcerated and rural … more
Help Toni!I have developed a rare form of cancer that requires the use of proton therapy and my problem is that my employer health insurance does not cover proton therapy. I must pay all the costs.My … more
January is School Board Appreciation month in Texas and as a school district we traditionally take this opportunity to recognize and honor our Board of Trustees for their service to the Pampa ISD. As … more
It was Saturday, a crisp October morning in the early 1950’s. My friend, Ben Sturgeon, and his friend from Skellytown, Don Haslam, invited Bill Culpepper, Marion Stone and me to go quail … more
In the U.S., 27% of adults 60 and older live alone -- more than in any other country. A Pew Research Center survey of 130 nations found that globally only 16% of older folks live solo.Given how many … more
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