The widespread publicity given last year to the mastectomies performed on the wives of the President and Vice President was probably responsible for saving thousands of lives. The human interest aroused in their personal drama did more to persuade … [Read more...] about KAREN ANN QUINLEN
Although a sensational new record for running the mile and many new swimming records were set this year, the more important athletic news comes from new diet and exercise discoveries beneficial to the middle-aged and the elderly. Last month, Jack … [Read more...] about DIET & EXERCISE
From the time John Rolfe first sent tobacco to England in the 17th century until recent years, to smoke or not to smoke was considered a matter of personal choice. As the silent, suffering majority, at long last, is asserting its right to breathe … [Read more...] about PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS
In a moment of rare candor, former New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey once called the teachers' lobby the most powerful single lobby in the United States. It may not be that powerful, but it certainly is resourceful. It has just devised a plan for … [Read more...] about CHILD SERVICES BILL
"Those who warm themselves at the gates of Hell will never go there" is an old saying that warns us to contemplate the discomfort of a fiery eternity before we indulge in the tempting pleasures of the moment. The same lesson is just as applicable to … [Read more...] about SOCIALIZED MEDICINE
During the Roosevelt and Truman years, Republican candidates used to hold forth on a subject called "Creeping Socialism." This was defined as the growth of big government, with higher and higher taxes, a bigger and bigger national debt, more and … [Read more...] about CREEPING SOCIALISM?
Our doctors advise us to have an annual examination or checkup. The Securities and Exchange Commission requires all listed businesses to file an annual report on their financial health. What would an annual report on the financial health of the … [Read more...] about FINANCIAL EXAM
Airline stewardess Kathy Truax has been fired from her job because she is four pounds overweight. Her airline set a weight limit of 135 pounds for her height of feet, seven inches, and she weighed in at 139 pounds. Kathy says this is … [Read more...] about HEALTH RESTRICTIONS