WASHINGTON -- If the Trump administration makes good on a threat to cut off some subsidies for low- and medium-income buyers of health insurance, premiums would rise sharply and the federal deficit would balloon, the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration, faced with increasing pressure from Republican members of Congress, agreed Wednesday to continue giving insurance companies payments that are widely viewed as critical to keeping ...Read more
Well, we've survived Shark Week -- again. The annual cable TV extravaganza on all things Selachimorpha tends (with intent) to whip up our curiosity and fear about these toothy denizens of the sea.
In fact, fatal shark ...Read more
Foodborne illness peaks in the summer, because bacteria that are present throughout the environment and in the bodies of people and animals grow faster in the warm summer months. And outdoor activities increase. More ...Read more
In New York, a man's average hearing age is more than 12 years older than his actual age; in Houston it's almost 13 years older, and in Los Angeles it's over 14 years. That's the measurable impact of sound pollution on ...Read more
Dear Amy: My boyfriend has been living with my children and me for seven months. My kids are 5 and 8.
I was looking for a pen and saw two prescription bottles in the drawer of his nightstand. As a parent, I am concerned ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a white male, 70 years old, over 6 feet tall and weigh 140 pounds. I am healthy except for lymphocytic colitis, which is under control with Imodium. My physical last year included a complete blood ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time. While I love her, I don't think what she's doing is right.
This affair has been going on for years. I tried broaching the subject with her, but...Read more
Learning to Fish in the Twenty-First CenturyDonna Chlopak PhD
Based on the Chinese Proverb -give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime, Learning to Fish in the Twenty-First Century provides the reader with the tools necessary to be successful on their career journey.
The other day I noticed my neighbor, who previously had long hair, is now bald. My assumption is she is dealing with some sort of health issue, likely cancer (why else would she suddenly be bald?). I am ...Read more
Q: A few months ago we made the mistake of welcoming some people who came to our door to talk about their religion. Now they won't let us alone. My nephew says they are a cult, but how can we get rid of them? -- Mrs. L.W. ...Read more
Of all the things America worships -- the Tesla, the Google, the sour- cream-and-onion potato chip -- the flat stomach is one of the hardest to achieve. Photoshop is a big help, as are simpler airbrushing techniques, but ...Read more
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, especially for the face, neck, hands and forearms. But some people are more prone to wrinkles based on sun-exposure and other factors. Although genetics mainly determine skin structure...Read more
Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth -- weighing 200 tons -- and they give birth to healthy calves that weigh around 3 tons. Those newborns gain about 200 pounds a day for the first year, feeding only on mother's ...Read more
Dear Amy: I have a lovely daughter who just turned 13. She's happy, smart, kind and caring. During the last school year (seventh grade) she asked if she could date a boy. At first I said "no." Then she insisted that it ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I think I may have polymyositis. My thigh muscles (specifically, the lateral muscles) are weak and achy. I take a statin, and I don't like what I read about them. -- L.P.
ANSWER: Statins indeed can cause ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am in an interracial relationship with a guy whose parents don't support our being together because I'm from a different race and culture than he is. Our countries of origin were antagonistic in the past.
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
I noticed some commenters took issue with your suggestion (in this column: http://bit.ly/BAgirl) that girls don't have the deck stacked against them and shouldn't...Read more
Q: I'm very discouraged, because a few weeks ago the doctor diagnosed my husband with signs of dementia, and he said it's only going to get worse. I guess I'm not surprised, but I don't know how I'm going to manage. We're ...Read more
LA GRANGE, Ill. -- A common myth is that people can go blind from one glance at a solar eclipse, but Dr. Elita Hohner, a family specialist from Amita Health Medical Group in La Grange, said that this is unlikely.
Conflicts between pro-athlete teammates is nothing new: Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal played for nine tension-ridden years until their animosity forced O'Neal's trade to the Heat in 2004. Yankee's outfielder ...Read more