In a small community, where family and friends often go back generations, people are reluctant to comment about a controversy that is dividing the Island — the new state law banning children from public, private and parochial schools who have not been vaccinated. (more…)
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Lois B. Morris has had a rich and extensive career as a writer, beginning with travel guides and comprising numerous articles and books on mental health. She had a column called Mood News in Allure magazine for 25 years.
COURTESY PHOTO Percocet and Oxycodone were commonly prescribed pain medications.
BY SABINA REBIS, M.D. AND JOSEPH P. SHAW
Most know the game of “Telephone:” Children sit in a circle, one whispers a phrase into another’s ear, then that person whispers it to the next, and so on. The phrase travels around the circle, a hand cupped over one ear at a time.
Then the phrase returns to the first child, who usually disintegrates into giggles at the nonsense of a recycled sentence mangled by misinterpretation.
But what happens when that game of “Telephone” becomes metaphorical — in the context of marketing and medicine? (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Union Chapel in the Grove.
The Rev. Lee van Rensburg, retired senior pastor of Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church in Maplewood, New Jersey, will preach at Union Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 3. The title of his sermon is “For Goodness Sake.” (more…)