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County coronerHaving worked as a respiratory therapist for more years than I care to count, I have seen the debilitating effects of tobacco in the lives of those who choose to smoke. My role in dealing with those suffering the effects ranged from education aimed at...
“It’s a Brave New World!” Aldous Huxley created this science fiction world in 1931, and it has remained a popular work since then. Now, it would seem from many appearances, we have actually entered the world that he described over...
Editor’s note: Taken from the Danville 911 records, the Police Blotter represents a history of the initial calls and the information used by the dispatcher to send officers to investigate complaints. It is not necessarily an indication of what the...
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a lung disease that makes breathing a difficult task. COPD is caused by damage to the lungs over many years from smoking. COPD is a mixture of two diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic...
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Gladys Rogers Whitley died Oct. 10 following a long illness with COPD. She was a native of Scott County and is survived by four children, Cheryl Malicote, Billie Malicote, Michael Whitley and Paula Whitley. She is also survived by one sister, Ruby and...
Richard Dunn, who spent 23 years as an Air Force pilot and earned the rank of major, knew he wanted to fly when he was a boy. He was in fourth grade and watching a World War II movie, “Wake Island,” in which the Marines try to keep the...
Every day on her way home from work, Leia Begley used to make a stop. Living several miles out of town, Begley said she always made sure she had a pack of cigarettes to take home with her. For the past five weeks, that routine has changed. After 26...
firstname.lastname@example.orgW.L. “Bill” Crabtree scribbled his first poem at the bottom of a letter, while writing home from Vietnam. It came to him in an instant, the image of his wife, Betty Jane, peering over her half-covered shoulder, those Elizabeth Taylor lashes,...
Journal columnistIt’s time to clear the air. The possibility that Jessamine County may enact a smoking ban has clouded some thinking, and not with cigarette smoke. “We have no rights whatsoever anymore,” groused Rick Turner in a WKYT interview...
At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
Clean air matters. It matters if you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or perfectly healthy lungs. I was a respiratory therapist for more than 15 years and have seen firsthand the effects of air quality on my patients' lungs. Patients of...
Apr 10, 2013 |Story| Jessamine Journal
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Jun 15, 2013 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
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Jun 1, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
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