Dear Doctors: Our grandmother, who is 91, fell and broke her left hip. She wound up needing a partial hip replacement. I’ve read that hip fractures are dangerous for older adults. Can you explain why?

Today is the 326th day of 2020 and the 61st day of autumn.

People continue to ask city council members why the new water treatment plant was ever built and now that we have it, why it is not being used more.

Sometimes the facts are not what we want

Jodi Doering, an emergency room nurse in South Dakota, tweeted this description of COVID-19 patients she's been treating: "The ones that stick out are those who still don't believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine, and that Joe Biden is going to ruin the USA. All while gasping for breath ... They tell you there must be another reason they are sick. Yes. This really happens."

‘Defund the police:’ the damage it caused

Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase "defund the police"? Repeated over and over on the progressive left, it seemed pretty clear – it meant that cities should no longer fund, and thus effectively abolish, their police forces. But some Democrats worried that embracing such a radical proposal might hurt them politically, so they suggested that it actually meant re-directing some, but not all, funds from police to things like mental health treatment and affordable housing.

What can be said these days?

Almost a half-century ago, comedian George Carlin recorded his controversial "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" monologue.

Today is the 325th day of 2020 and the 60th day of autumn.


Corn Bible Academy student Chloe Nelson paints a wolf on a hoodie inside the Pepsi Pop Art Gallery.

Health check

Former Air Force member from 1968-1972 Larry D. Hand sits down as Clinton VA Clinic RN Christy Eaton uses an auriscope to check his ears.