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Transplanting pig hearts into humans offers promise – and peril

Laura Williamson American Heart Association News Last week, surgeons successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig’s heart into a man with life-threatening heart failure. It’s a medical first that is raising hopes of a new, viable alternative for people at risk of dying before limited human cadaver hearts become available and for those too sick or…

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Stomach fllu is actually Viral Gastroenteritis

Dear Doctors: Our family just spent two weeks passing around a nasty stomach flu. Now that we’re all OK, I realize I don’t know what hit us. Was it the same bug that gives you the regular flu? How does it get from one person to another? Dear Reader: What we commonly refer to as…

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Careful reader still catches COVID-19

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am so mad right now. I have been super-careful every day since the coronavirus pandemic started. For more than a year, I didn’t go outside except to go to the grocery store and the doctor. Only in the past few months have I relaxed at all. I still wear a mask even…

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Swimming in underwear

Susan Estrich The most unusual thing about the decision of a Quincy, Illinois, judge to throw out the conviction of an 18-year-old man who raped an unconscious 16-year-old girl is that it made its way to The New York Times. Otherwise, it would be easy to conclude that nothing has changed. The case involved a…

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Battlin’ Biden sends Sleepy Joe to the sidelines

David Shribman March came early this year for President Biden. He came into 2022 like a lion. The danger for him is that he may find himself going out like a lamb. The 46th president started the year more like Fighting Bob than Sleepy Joe. Fighting Bob was Robert La Follette, elected to the Senate…

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Elon Musk, the Babylon Bee, and the teachings of Jesus

At the end of each podcast, Babylon Bee leaders ask guests the same 10 questions, including this stumper: “Calvinist or Arminian?” That caught Elon Musk by surprise, and he needed clarification on the difference between Arminian believers and persons from Armenia. After some background on Protestant history, he said: “My mind would say ‘determinism’ and…

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New year, new you

Rachel LeBeane Breeze-Courier Writer With a new year, many of us make resolutions. The most common resolutions made by us Americans are exercising more, losing weight, and getting organized. Some people will add quitting smoking on their list if they are smokers. As you can see, most of these resolutions are aimed at improving ourselves.…

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The great Epstein cover-up, Part 2

Ann Coulter Last week, we reviewed our ruling class’s strange lack of interest in Jeffrey Epstein’s child molestation ring, in which so many of them played a part. The media cover-up is second only to the government cover-up, with prosecutors delivering loss after loss in cases they’ve been forced to bring (by the police and…

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