Mayo Clinic researchers recently published a study that shows the proper use of masks reduces the spread of respiratory droplets. The findings strongly support the protective value and effectiveness of widespread mask use ...Read more
My daughter — who loves doughnuts — forwarded an article to me titled “12 Reasons Doughnuts are Good for You” (www.thrivegloable.com). I chuckled and promised her I’d do some “research” on it.
She responded ...Read more
CHICAGO — Austin resident Betty Williams, 82, lost her big toe on her right foot to diabetes.
Looking back, she said she didn’t notice any health concerns that would indicate she had it. Her daughter Yolanda Williams,...Read more
It is easy to lose track of other major public health concerns while the news covers the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19. Yet the list of other health threats is extensive: opioid abuse, obesity, heart disease and cancer ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am a woman about to turn 35 years old. I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half. He is a wonderful, caring and nurturing man who will stick with me through thick and thin. He’d be a wonderful dad. ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy man in my late 40s. I was married for 18 years to my first sexual partner. Since my divorce three years ago, I have had two additional partners. These were casual flings. I used condoms and ...Read more
Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" says, "My father taught me many things ... he taught me keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." Not the formula for a relaxed and happy life. Keep your friends close and your ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My daughter is pregnant with her second child. Her first, my granddaughter, is 2, and the light of my life. I lovingly offered to take care of her when it's time for my daughter to have the baby. She's having a ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Why did God give the law if He knew people couldn’t possibly keep it, and what was the significance of the Old Testament sacrifice? – L.K.
A: The Bible teaches ...Read more
Former U.S. Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago, court documents show.
McCarrick, who was defrocked by the Vatican in 2019 over sexual ...Read more
The hint of an education on race and racism I received in medical school involved a historical overview of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and retired eugenics practices. As I rotated on the wards, race came up again as a...Read more
More than eight months ago, large studies found that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines reduced the risk of illness by more than 90%. Yet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet granted them ...Read more
Major events like the Olympics can inspire people of all ages to try out a new sport or activity. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, wants people to get involved in new activities while recognizing some...Read more
After being laid off from her job as a systems analyst for a specialty chemicals company in December, Gabriela de Pompignan opted to hang on to her former employer’s insurance coverage under the federal law known as ...Read more
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law ...Read more
When the Boston Celtics' Reggie Lewis died of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in a playoff game against the Hornets in 1993, he was only 27 years old. As startling as such a sudden cardiac death (SCD) is, according to the ...Read more
Dear Amy: My husband isn’t capable of speaking with ME about decisions in our marriage and insists on running to his mommy for everything.
Instead of planning events that he and I could attend, he has to ask his mommy. ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend is not getting vaccinated for COVID-19 because she thinks the vaccines could cause permanent fertility issues. Would you please comment on this? -- M.S.
ANSWER: I can understand why a woman would...Read more
DEAR ABBY: Six months into the pandemic I was furloughed, then laid off a few months later. Because of the loss of income, I could no longer afford my rent and was forced to move. It was tough finding anything affordable ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why my parents longed for the “olden days.” I understand more the older I get. I just don’t like how the world is ...Read more
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