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Walt Pickut

Walt Pickut
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Walt Pickut’s writing career began with publishing medical research in1971 while working at the Jersey City Medical Center and the NYU Hospital and School of Medicine. Walt holds board registries in respiratory care and sleep technology as well as bachelor's degrees in biology and communication, and a master's degrees in physiology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey, with additional graduate work in mass communication completed at SUNY Amherst. He currently teaches Presentational Speaking in the Houghton College PACE program at JCC and holds memberships in the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He lives in Jamestown with his wife Nancy, an MSW social worker, and has three children: Dr. Cait Lamberton in Pittsburgh, Bill Pickut, a marketing executive in Chicago, and Rev. Matt Pickut in Plymouth, IN.

A Light in the Darkness

Even when the sun is out, some days can seem very dark. Anybody who has lived through hard times knows that. So, what’s the truth?...

Yell! gently…

If you see something, say something. That simple phrase became the unofficial slogan of America after the Twin Towers came down in New York City....

20/20: Good vision?

20/20 vision means you can see something 20 feet away that everybody else can see at 20 feet. The whole world is set up...

Words of Wisdom: To Your Health

Whether you say Skål, cin-cin, Prost, or mud in your eye, it’s a toast that’s supposed to bring you good luck for good health. So,...
This ambulance serves Jamestown Fire Department's increasing need for emergency medical service, but more help is needed.

New Emergency Responders Coming

Firefighters don’t just fight fires. And sometimes emergency medics put them out. In Jamestown, New York, Firefighters and medics are often the same person....
just imagine

Words of Wisdom: Just Imagine

Imagination is a funny thing. It is everything that isn’t. It is your ticket to every place you have never been. Astrophysicist Carl Sagan once...

The Real Dirt

Betty was the lady who ran the farm next door. That was back in the day when I wasn’t yet quite as tall as...

Words of Wisdom: Windy

Wind is just air on the way to someplace else. It is little regarded unless it’s doing some damage on the way. But since ancient...
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Ball of Flame?

It kind of rhymes with Hall of Fame, doesn’t it? Maybe, but that’s where the similarity ends. A Ball of Flame almost never makes it...
(L to R) Ian Eastman, Exchange Coordinator for Evergreen Health, examines a new Narcan kit with Steve Kilburn. About 80 percent of all kits are actually used to treat overdoses in Chautauqua County.

A Life in Your Hands

A generation ago ordinary citizens started learning CPR and regular folks started saving lives. For this generation, it’s free Narcan kits that are saving lives...

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