The New Testament By Mike DuBose We conclude our Biblical series with the New Testament, which is the story of the Messiah, Jesus, who was predicted in the Old Testament to come to Earth as both God and human to serve as a sacrifice for our sins so believers willContinue Reading

Part 3—The Old Testament and The Apocrypha By Mike DuBose The Old Testament, which comprised 39 books, experienced vigorous debate over 1,500 years. It guided the Jewish faith (called Judaism) which outlined ways people should behave and treat one another, worship and moral standards, and ethical guidelines. Both today’s JewsContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose As an introduction, let’s examine some basic information about Christian beliefs as outlined in the Bible. The Guinness Book of Records verifies that the Bible, the holy scripture of the Christian religion which has been translated in hundreds of languages, is the world’s bestselling and most widelyContinue Reading

Part 2—Preparing to See Your Doctor By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD Experts have differing opinions on how often you should see your primary doctor, especially when you are well and symptom-free. We recommend one annual wellness exam with blood analysis, preferably by an internist. Separate visits to theContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose and Surb Guram, MD At your last doctor’s appointment, you likely spent about a fourth of the time actually speaking with your physician and the rest sitting in the waiting room and filling out paperwork, according to Harvard Medical School. With lowered profits due to changes inContinue Reading

What the CDC is Not Telling Us By Mike DuBose I didn’t plan to write about COVID-19 again. But, then Columbia native and former neighbor, Dr. Cary Washington, became infected with the coronavirus and died, 30 days after being fully inoculated. WIS-TV and USA Today featured his unexpected death questioning:Continue Reading

By Mike DuBose with Surb Guram, MD Surprisingly, aspirin has been consumed by humans for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used willow bark that contained salicin (a primary ingredient in aspirin) as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. The Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed willow leaf tea to help women with theContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose I grew up on a rural, dirt road in Darlington, SC during the 1950’s. We left our doors unlocked at night—we felt safe. As children, we played with friends unsupervised away from our homes; life was simple and happy. We only had a few toys and, notContinue Reading