Adapted from a recent online discussion.
My daughter, 7, has a “best” friend who can frequently be mean to her, tell her she won’t play with her, ask for money to be nice to her, pretend to kick her ...Read more
Cherimoya, samphire, jabuticaba, kiwano, pumelo and Romanesco. No, that is not the name of an international law firm, or the six magic words that will open the hidden door in King Tut's tomb. Those are very memorable ...Read more
Alzheimer's disease has an unusual distinction: It's the illness that Americans fear most -- more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.
The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer's reflects this. People "fade away" and are ...Read more
On an episode of "The Office," Todd Packer, the company's traveling salesman, tells a joke: "So a guy goes home, tells his wife, 'Honey, pack your bags. I just won the lottery!' She goes, 'Oh my God! That's incredible! ...Read more
Dear Amy: My wife and I love the beach. We walk on the beach, kayak, picnic, and in the summer we swim.
When it's hot and the beach is crowded, my wife invariably asks me, "Are you checking out that girl in the bikini?"
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old female in reasonably good health. I have an embarrassing problem that no one has been able to diagnose or treat. Within 15-45 minutes of eating, I have urgent, explosive bowel movements. ...Read more
I am retired and live alone. Although my daughter lives nearby, I rarely see or hear from her. If I text her a question, she will usually answer in as few words as possible. A phone call is very rare.
DEAR ABBY: My husband decided to buy a house. I never wanted one and now I'm depressed.
I am thankful that my husband provides for the family and puts a roof over our heads, but now that we are in our house, my days are ...Read more
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Anecdotes and real case studies ripped from the headlines about what doctors did which got them into trouble. The case studies are true stories of medical professionals that got into trouble with the FBI, Medicare or the Office of Inspector General. A must read for healthcare professionals ...
Q: I've heard people say that we must be living in the end times because the world has gotten so bad morally that God surely is going to do something to stop it, but is this really true? After all, hasn't the world always ...Read more
Weekends are beloved because of the hearty meal at the table's centerpiece. After a robust spring supper, I like to plan on a light, meatless meal for the following night (or two) such as shiitake salad with arugula.
The ...Read more
In the slightly futuristic 2016 sci-fi movie "Nerve," Vee (Emma Roberts) finds herself playing an online game that takes over her life and tests her nerve. Scary stuff. In the real world, people with Type 2 diabetes who ...Read more
Dear Amy: I'm a woman working for a software startup. We are all millennials. I really enjoy my job, except for this: Picture a group of (mostly male) software developers shooting Nerf guns at each other, with Nerf darts ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to get a tattoo on the outer area of my hand, but upon doing it, I got dizzy and fainted. I am someone who has low blood pressure. I still want to finish the tattoo, so what can I take or do so that ...Read more
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
My mom is a bipolar narcissist -- the bipolar part diagnosed clinically, the narcissist part my own assessment. She is estranged from me, my sister and my dad, ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I'm paranoid about that kind of thing, and he knew it before we ...Read more
Q: My mother and I always had a rocky relationship, but I've been filled with remorse ever since her death. I'd give almost anything to be able to tell her that I'm sorry for all the hurt I caused her, but it's too late. ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am a 67-year-old divorced, single woman.
I live about 10 minutes from my daughter and babysit for my 18-month-old granddaughter two days a week.
My daughter pays me a little bit, and I use that money to buy ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer. I met a woman who had also experienced tragedy in her life, and we started seeing each other casually. When my wife's three...Read more
Q: How do I know if I'm "enabling" my husband's compulsive gambling problem? I don't want to do anything that might encourage his behavior.
Jim: I've tapped our staff counselors for this answer. "Enabling" is essentially ...Read more
I’ve been happily married to a wonderful man for the last four years. My husband has a teenage son from his previous marriage, but we’ve decided not to have kids of our own.
Last week I was boxing up...Read more
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