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 […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Personal Care

January 15, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We have car care, house care, job care. They are all schedules and we leave reminders to attend to certain tasks for the needs of the car, house, job […]




A Look Back at A Day in History: October 30

October 23, 2015

Contributed by Johnny A. Phillips It was Halloween night seventy-seven years ago, October 30, 1938 when many Americans tuned their radios to hear the most panic-inducing media experience of all times. Orson Welles presented “The […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Joy of Having a Pet

October 9, 2015

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There is joy to be had in maintaining a pet. Whether it is a dog, a guinea pig, or even a super intelligent, pot-bellied, dwarf, Vietnamese pig — which competes […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Of Loss, Grief and Mourning

September 11, 2015

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans, in addition to a selfish, individual part we all have, should not forget we are also mainly social beings: We form friendships, partnerships and groups to belong […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: On to Alaska

August 14, 2015

Traveling on a Floating Global Village Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Our country is enormous and beautiful. Each corner of it has its own magic. Igor, my grandson, together with my daughter Nicole and […]




Another Florida Doctor Murdered

July 31, 2015

Brings Total to 8 Dead and 5 Missing in Just the Last Month By Jay Syrmopoulos, reprinted with author’s permission. Originally published on thefreethoughtproject.com. Last week I reported on a number of doctors, many from […]




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