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The medical name for earwax is cerumen, which comes from the Latin word "cera," which means wax. Instead of wax, cerumen is a sticky liquid secreted by the cells of the skin lining your ear canal that helps protect your eardrum and has an antimicrobial effect. As it moves through your ear canal,...
Sometimes a little humor can alleviate bad situations. This is my attempt at doing so: I have a friend in New York and another in New Orleans and another in Detroit. They all report that muggings are way down as criminals are wary of getting fined for violating social distancing rules. Here is one...
  Zinc is an essential mineral that is essential to many key processes in our body. Zinc helps you synthesize DNA and other essential proteins. It also has a vital role assisting your immune system, in healing wounds, and helping you smell and taste your favorite foods and enjoy the aroma of...
Have you ever gone to bed and, just as you were falling asleep, a task left undone jumped out at you? It was over 20 years ago but I still remember it because of what happened afterwards. I had forgotten to take the last dose of an antibiotic that given to me to prevent infection after an...
On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19 a global pandemic, the first since the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. On Friday, March 13, President Donald Trump designated COVID-19 a national emergency and on that same day Washington Governor...
It has been said that if you give one dog a bone, you end up feeding the whole kennel. Arf! Arf! to that. Where in the blue blazes am I going with this? I am aiming at the Heart of Darkness and we aren't talking Joseph Conrad either. The heart of darkness in this story is one of selfishness. If,...
One Saturday morning, 55-year-old Sara stalked up to our pharmacy counter, a brown prescription vial in her hand and a look that could blister paint on a wall 10 feet away. “I can’t take this stuff, it has Sulfa in it, it says so right on the label! I’ve told you, I’m deathly allergic to sulfa. I...

Jess Monette, Monnette & Cawley, PS
WENATCHEE - It may seem pretty basic, but no-one starts a construction project without a plan. That plan will include estimates on materials, time-frame, and costs. The more complex and long a project is, the greater the number of variables are present. When variables increase, so does the risk for...
Our culture, family values and our great experiment, aka, the American-style of capitalist Democracy are all under imminent threat if Bernie Sanders becomes president. He calls himself a democratic-socialist and he means it. His extreme left wing supporters are even attacking anyone who states or...
  Over the past decade, water shortages are becoming more common, limiting the availability of unlimited fresh water for irrigation, especially in the states of the American Southwest and California. Large swaths of green grass require constant watering to look healthy, and people in areas with...

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