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The churches of Port Deposit

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Saint Michael’s

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES 18 October 2014 The Christ Church of Saint Michael’s Parish (a parish of the Anglican church) was built in 1672 on the banks of what was then known as Shipping Creek (now the Miles River) in Talbot County Maryland. The town of Saint Michael’s was founded in 1775 on 20 acres of land purchased by James Braddock. Once upon a time the town was a major center for the packaging and distribution of seafood, but those days are long gone. Today its principle industry would appear to be the processing of tourists. I mean that in the nicest possible way, having just spent a pleasant afternoon there. (more…)

Paying for the illusion of cheating death

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Anyone who wants to know why health care costs continue to soar need look no further than the recent recommendation by the American Cancer Society that current and former heavy smokers discuss lung cancer screening with their doctors…

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A walking nightmare: Antidepressants and suicidality

“It’s like being in a torture chamber all your life.”

That’s how Brenda, a young woman from the southeast of England, describes her experience with prescription antidepressants…

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Torn to shreds: The unheralded epidemic of disease and death wrought by benzodiazepines

“Now that I’m dependent on these benzos I’ve lost everything I’ve had in my life.”

So says George, a young man who was prescribed Ativan and Klonopin for anxiety.

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“It’s a nightmare”: After the Avandia debacle, is history about to repeat itself?

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Amy Lynn Evans remembers the onset of the illness that left her with seven hundred thousand dollars in medical bills.

The morning began like any other…

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“My spirit is broken”: Will the new statin guidelines do more harm than good?

“You use them or you die.”

This is what a doctor told Sulette Brown, a psychotherapist from Oklahoma, when she balked at taking statins, after she’d been rushed to the emergency room for a heart attack. Since that night, her life has changed in ways she could not have imagined…

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