Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Death of Your Partner

June 22, 2017

By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD We humans are above all social beings. Our evolutionary success and survival depended on it and still does. A significant part of us prompts us to cooperate, exchange affection, display altruism, […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Beep Beep Game

May 26, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There was in the near-past a cartoon, sometimes shown before starting the main feature in a movie or on television, whereupon a coyote was forever chasing an animal known as […]




Detroit Needs Affordable Water, Not More Shutoffs

April 23, 2017

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Via Kate Fried, fwwatch.org “Nearly three years after it started an aggressive plan to shut off water service to households that are delinquent on their water bills, […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: What is Normal?

April 12, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA I have often been asked what is normal in humans regarding their thinking, behavior, and their feelings. Here is my answer: A normal human being is a person that — given […]




In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

March 1, 2017

By Kay Whatley, Editor I don’t hear this saying about March — if it comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb — used much in North Carolina. Here in NC we have beautiful […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Let’s Talk About Religion

February 27, 2017

 Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Religious narratives and practices are almost universal. All such narratives share certain characteristics centered around a powerful deity, whether it is called God, Theos, Gott, Dieu, Allah, Elloheim, YHWH, or […]




Editorial: Celebrating Love & Caring

February 12, 2017

By Kay Whatley This day for expressing love is named after Saint Valentine. Dating back many centuries, Valentine’s Day was removed from the General Roman Calendar of Saints in 1969 due to conflicting historical information […]




Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Future of Humans

January 18, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Are we humans going to make it? We could and we may. We have all the qualities for it; but, we should not take that for granted, even though we […]




Editorial: Talking ‘bout Resolutions (Part 2)

January 15, 2017

New Year’s Resolutions are tough to make, and to keep, so this two-part article is designed to help you succeed by keeping your resolutions in mind. Now several weeks into 2017, hopefully you have had a […]




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 […]




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 […]




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