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My stomach gets upset after I eat meals, sometimes with cramping and diarrhea. When I stopped drinking milk and eating dairy products, I got better. I’ve drank milk all my life without any problems. What’s going on? Dairy products like milk, ice cream, yogurt, and cheese contain lactose or milk...
“The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaim his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1). Recently, images from the James Webb telescope have been retrieved, which are extraordinary. Pictures of magnificent star clusters, brilliant spiral galaxies, and scenes from the outer reaches of known...
Last month, Ginger, one of my patients, asked me, "What do you think about the medicine Metanx®?”I asked her, “Is it a supplement?” "No," she answered. “It’s a type of medicine. You need a prescription for it. It’s supposed to help nerve pain in diabetes.” Metanx® contains only one ingredient: L-...
Sorting through boxes of my father’s family photos last month, I found a postcard I’d sent to my parents the summer I turned 14. It was mailed from Camp Zanika Lache on the south shore of Lake Wenatchee, and it read, “HELP! HELP! Please send mosquito repellent immediately! I’m being eaten ALIVE!” I...
There is no single greater event in all human history that compares to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Occurring over 2000 years ago, the Resurrection has changed the world as we know it, and the quake of the empty tomb is still felt to this day. Untold millions of people have been changed and...
The historical tone deafness of the City to Leavenworth’s stormwater issues have repeatedly “bubbled up” across the City’s residential areas, creating nightmares for property owners and the environment. Leavenworth has often ignored residents’ concerns of insufficiently addressing fundamental...
With the news about Ukraine streaming in and the images displaying the horrific violence at the hands of the Russian military, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s words are devastatingly accurate. War is hell, and it has arrived in Ukraine. It is hard to cut through all the spin and propaganda...
My first colonoscopy was 11 years ago, at age 55. I was due for another one 10 years later, in early 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic, the clinic doing colonoscopies in my community was forced to cancel all but the most urgent procedures. When I saw my family doctor last month, he mentioned I was...
Where were you in 1974? Ask... Were you watching the Miami Dolphins beat the Purple People Eaters in the Super Bowl? Did you see Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the movie The Sting? I fell head over heels in love with ragtime watching that movie, and I still am in awe of Scott Joplin’s musical...
It started out as a tea made of willow or poplar bark, which contains a natural form of salicylic acid. Starting in 1838, salicylic acid was used as a powder dissolved in water to ease fever and discomfort from headache and arthritis pain. Unfortunately, it tasted terrible and often caused nausea...

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