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Community pharmacies support structure

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our healthcare system more in the last year than during any period in modern history. And while the pandemic tested our health-care system, some of the resulting changes have been for the better. We are finally making it more convenient for patients to access ...

No reason to change election laws

Trump Vote Comparison 2016-2020 PDF The Pennsylvania General Assembly intends to take up legislation this month to roll back bipartisan laws that expanded access to the polls. One proposal would limit no-excuse absentee ballots in a state that already has some of the most restrictive ...

Preserve patient-provider relationship

The relationship between patients and their health care providers is the cornerstone of America’s medical system, one built on the trust that prescribed treatments and medications lead to healing and improved quality of life for the patient. Unfortunately, as we see in Pennsylvania and ...

‘Woke’ Penn State has gone too far

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State is getting swept up by the “woke” movement, coddling and bribing the young adults they are entrusted to teach and shape into future leaders. And leading the charge is the University Faculty Senate, at this long-cherished institution that ...

In trans debate, stand up for girls

It seems like only yesterday, but it was in the 1970s when my father, Milt Neuman, ran for a seat on the school board in Altoona. His dream was to create a women’s tennis team at AAHS so that his only daughter could compete in a sport that might lead to a college scholarship and ...

Report aids case for reassessment in Lackawanna

It doesn’t require a taxation expert to recognize that property taxation throughout Lackawanna County inherently is unfair. It could not be otherwise because the last countywide assessment was in 1968. To contend that the current assessments are fair and accurate, one would have to contend ...