Dear Amy: My daughter, in third grade, made friends with a second-grader, “Lucy,” who lives across the street. They go to the same school.
The two girls were getting along great when all of a sudden Lucy started ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I was married young to my high school sweetheart. We had five children together. During that time, I joined the Air Force. After six years of marriage, I discovered my wife was cheating on me. Once I realized we...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm concerned about my blood pressure. I take readings twice a day, in the a.m. and p.m. I find that when I first take my blood pressure, it is high. Then, after I wait 5-10 minutes and retake it, it is ...Read more
According to the World Population Review, people in China eat the most salt, taking in almost 18 grams a day. In the U.S., they report that we average 8.9 grams a day. That's despite the fact that the Center for Disease ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: There’s a popular book out that says it is not necessary to repent of sin to be saved because God so loves us that He saves us from ourselves by His very desire to do so. ...Read more
BALTIMORE — Survivors are pushing back against a February deadline proposed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore for potential victims to provide proof of claims of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church’s bankruptcy case. ...Read more
Looking to change up the holiday menu this year? Whether your table craves a fresh, new dish to wow the crowd or you’re hosting vegetarian or vegan guests, consider going meatless or serving up more plant-based dishes. ...Read more
Hey, sometimes you don’t see the fine print “refrigerate after opening” on the jar’s label. Or, you grew up with the peanut butter in the pantry and never thought anything of it. But we’re adults now, and we can ...Read more
There are certain things our bodies do so often and so automatically that we barely notice them. Yawning, growling stomachs, and runny noses are good examples. Each is a universal part of our daily human experience.
But ...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Many of my co-workers are using glasses that block blue light when they are on their computers. I am interested in getting a pair but want to know more about their value and how they can help.
ANSWER: ...Read more
Many drugs today are based on large molecules, which can't be taken in tablet form because they would either break down in the digestive tract or remain too large to reach the bloodstream.
For these drugs, the only ...Read more
Dupuytren (DOO-puh-tren) contracture is a disorder that can cause the fingers to curl in, primarily the ring and small fingers.
It's a genetic condition mostly affecting men over 60 of Northern European descent. Others ...Read more
After years of debilitating bouts of fatigue, Beth VanOrden finally thought she had an answer to her problems in 2016 when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder.
For her and millions of ...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was playing a pickup game of football with my kids, took a tumble, and my kneecap made a popping sound. It really hurt, then seemed to get better, but something's not right. Any idea what might be going...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Anthony Greco’s friends all got electric scooters last Christmas. So his parents surprised him with one later that winter.
Greco, 16, used his e-scooter to get to and from his summertime job at a ...Read more
Dear Amy: My husband and I retired to a wonderful Southwestern city.
Our two adult children are married and live in other parts of the country. They each have young children.
During the pandemic, my son, daughter-in-law...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I've been married to the most amazing woman for 30 years. She became a personal trainer and is in incredible shape. I'm not in her kind of shape, and I can't perform too well sexually, even with ED meds. She ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 77 and have an enlarged prostate. My PSA score has been between 5.2 and 5.9 ng/mL for years. Recently, my internist had me take a PSA test, and it was 9.5 ng/mL. Two weeks later, my urologist did ...Read more
Male fertility in the U.S. is declining. From 1973 to 2011, sperm concentration plummeted by 52% and around 9% of guys of reproductive age experience fertility challenges. Reasons for that decline may include the epidemics...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Retirement is looming over my wife and I and I wonder how we’ll manage this new experience, since she’s not accustomed to me being home all the time. Vacationing the rest ...Read more
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