Editorial: Ring in the New Year!

December 31, 2016

By The Whatleys It’s that time again: ring out the old and ring in the new. New Year 2017 is approaching, It’s a time for reviewing the year behind, and looking forward to the year ahead. […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Irrational Tribalism

December 29, 2016

How our own collective irrational responses, dictated by tribal traits embedded in our human nature, aid and abet terrorists in their aims Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA The amazing fact is hiding in plain sight, […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Dark Side of Tribalism

December 7, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans  are social beings. We cooperate, have altruism, empathy, eagerness to excel, and solicit the admiration and approval of our  tribe/nation/group. We also share heroic narratives and faith along […]

Editorial: Peace and Thanks

November 23, 2016

By Kay Whatley This morning, as I pondered the upcoming holiday and the plight of displaced North Carolina residents, I opened Facebook to check for any new free Thanksgiving dinner announcements. Instead, I saw this Bible […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Boredom

November 17, 2016

Boredom Is an Overlooked and Unstudied Phenomenon as A Source of Unhappiness and Trouble for Humans Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA   One monotonous day is followed by another monotonous, identical day. The same things will happen, […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Do the Animals Know It?

November 3, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans are “a many  splendored  thing.” We have enormous intellect, curiosity, creativity, tenacity, imagination, eagerness to “master,” pugnacity, altruism, kindness, cooperativeness, side by side with competitiveness, our altruism side-by-side […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Tribalism and human nature

October 18, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Humans are tribal creatures. Our phenomenal success on this planet depended on it. Still does. As Tribal animals, we form mutually interdependent groups, sharing matters of faith and beliefs which help […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Science Marching On

September 19, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Explosions in new knowledge have happened in humanity before. In our part of the world, it happened in in Ancient Greece in the 5th Century BC, in the 8th century […]

Parents Tips On Talking Politics In Front Of Children

August 26, 2016

Children’s Hospital Colorado Clinical psychologist provides ways to reassure kids even when parents hold differing points of view Released by Melissa Vizcarra, Children’s Hospital Colorado With another presidential election upon us, discussions about candidates and issues […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Tyranny of I

August 23, 2016

What is Wrong with “Me, Me, Me” Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Each culture does influence the individual. He lives in, specifically, their inborn temperament in addition to the influence they receive from the upbringing […]

Fall Means Watch Out for Webs!

August 17, 2016

Editorial by Kay Whatley North Carolina’s long list of creepy, crawly, biting things may be daunting. One group of crawlies which are at their peak during August and the Fall are Orbweaver spiders.  Leave your porch light […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Fear

August 1, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” –Franklin D.Roosevelt, in his first Inaugural Address. This statement was made by our President Roosevelt, dealing with the great depression. Fear surely […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: What is an IQ Test?

July 22, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA My friends and patients ask me what IQ tests mean. Here are the facts. Years ago, psychology workers invented various tests that they measure the level of the performance of […]

Editorial: An Opinion on Country Living

July 11, 2016

Editorial by Brian Sprague I was speaking with my wife the other day and she was telling me a story about her drive back to our house with her parents.  She told me that as she […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Philoxenia

July 1, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Last article, I wrote about xenophobia — a nasty human trait threatening our civilization, even our presence on this earth. Now I want to write about Philoxenia –- i.e., the […]

Searching for “Other Earths”

May 19, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor In April 2016, a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory release stated the following: On the Road to Finding Other Earths Released by Whitney Clavin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Normality revisited

May 7, 2016

 Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Our brain is an ambitious organ. It tries to do too many things — often contradictory — in its effort to accommodate conflicting traits of our nature. Our nature […]

Local Chambers Good for Businesses

April 20, 2016

Chambers of Commerce Support Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs By Kay Whatley, Editor A Chamber of Commerce is a network designed to help local businesses or organizations by providing networking opportunities, and advocating for local commerce. […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Parenting

April 14, 2016

Raising Kids – Part 2  Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA I have raised this issue before  in a previous article, but this matter is important and complex so we can revisit it again, this […]

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