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Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news

In People magazine’s latest cover story, Alex Trebek said his advanced pancreatic cancer is in “near remission.” People portrayed this as a dramatic turnaround: When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, fans were shocked. But now the beloved Trebek has good news to share: He’s in “near… Read More »

Vishu 2019: When is Vishu Sankranti? Date, Timing, Significance and Story of the Malayali New Year

Vishu significance (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons) Vishu 2019, the Malayali New Year, will be celebrated in the South Indian state of Kerala on April 15. Vishu is marked as Medam onnu or the first day of Medam, the starting month of the Malayali calendar. The day generally falls on 14 or 15 April of the… Read More »

A veteran tells an unexpected story

“You ever work with vets?” asks the young man sitting across from me in the hospital waiting room. He’s been sitting there all morning. So have I. Since 5:30 a.m., my father-in-law, 88, has been undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in his lung. The surgeons just sent word that they’ve finished, and my wife… Read More »