Category: Features

From provider to survivor

One writer’s cancer experience uncovers compassionate care Larrie Wanberg Features Editor As a retired health-care provider and cancer survivor, I can share good news in cancer treatment from a unique perspective. One day, I...

Barneblad: Making a birth announcement

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway When babies are born in Norway, it is normal to put their picture in the local newspaper. Most of the time, the mother and the father are also in...

Care for the later years

Two Norwegian institutions founded over a century ago are Brooklyn’s current leaders in elder care Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It is amazing to me that one can be considered a senior from age 55...

A tale of two systems

Doctors from the US and Norway discuss the issues in their respective medical systems John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American Once again, Americans are forced to endure health care talking points ricocheting through the...

Clenched fists in the sagas

The crippling, hereditary “Viking Disease” has new treatments, but still no cure Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles My 22-year-old granddaughter has the early signs of Viking Disease—a hereditary affliction of the hands that can...

Barneblad: Cupcakes… or muffins?

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway It is so confusing in Norway because in Norwegian, cupcakes are muffins and muffins are muffins—at least for older people. Younger people call cupcakes, well, cupcakes. You know the...

Guns in Norway

Restrictive rules, traditional uses for firearms M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway As in the U.S., many residents of Norway own guns. But the statistics and culture of gun ownership differ between the two countries....

Which countries get an “A” in education?

Singapore tops, US and Norway above average in latest PISA education rankings M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Global sports fans must wait four years between Olympic Games. Since 2000 when it was initiated by...

Adventures of a Texan in the snow

How studying abroad in Norway taught one American about more than literal clothing Grace McClure Dallas, Texas “There is no such thing as bad weather; there is only bad clothing.” These were the words...