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Medical advantages of vaccinating your child

Achieving the full advantages of immunizations begins with patient education. It is critical to understand thoroughly the statistics, necessity and importance of timeliness to complete each immunization series. All childhood vaccines are given in two or more doses. Vaccines stimulate a child’s immune system, thus producing antibodies against potentially fatal infections. Vaccines do not treat diseases. The benefit of routine vaccination prevents them. More information can be found by visiting the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov


Letters to the Editor: September 17, 2014

Pennsylvania: A bad place to be an animal


Tips for living well in later life

This column offers seven tips to living well in later life.


Show them the Love

As I write this, my daughter is packing for college far away. Soon, her room will be empty and quiet. Family dinner will be just me. It’s tough on us when people leave, even if we know that they’ll be back.


A tribute to the one and only Joan Rivers

There she was, resplendent in a black jumpsuit and a gold lame trapeze-style coat with lavish ruffles, no less.


Crab Cakes with Lyme

Whenever I eat a hardshell crab, I think of Jimmy’s. Jimmy’s Apartments were, for many years, my family’s gathering spot and summer home-away-from-home at the Jersey shore.


Letters to the Editor: September 10, 2014

Thanks for celebration


Letters to the Editor: September 3, 2014

Methadone can help


Hog Island Hoagies

The question on the game show Jeopardy is “Heavy on the oil, no mayo, peppers on the side.” The immediate Philadelphia response: “What is a hoagie?”


Letters to the Editor: August 27, 2014

Fight night in Mayfair?