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 […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Children and Divorce

March 21, 2016

Ways Parents can Help their Children with the Stress of Divorce  Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA The problem is massive: half of marriages end in divorce. This is due to numerous combining factors: both […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Wooden Headedness

March 17, 2016

Why Humans — as Individuals, as Groups, and Nations — Repeatedly Make Faulty Decisions Against Our  Self Interest — Unable to Profit or Learn from the Harm Done Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There must be a built in “goofiness” […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Human Need for Structure

February 24, 2016

The need of structure, social interactions, and meaning in our lives as humans Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Friends and patients often ask me, “What are the most important issues to consider relating to […]




Synthetic Oil Dealer Uses Experience, Educates Car Owners

February 9, 2016

AMSOIL “First in Synthetics” Since 1972 Contributed by Gerry Reid, AMSOIL Direct Jobber, Lubrication & Filtration Consultant, Zebulon NC Synthetic lubricants have been around since the early 30’s.  The Germans were the first big users during WWII, […]




Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink

February 4, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor In a recent interview by Stephen Colbert, Erin Brockovich’s brought to light that the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is “just the tip of the iceberg” and a “national crisis.” During the […]




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