Life Advice



Ask Amy: Surgeon’s risky behavior must be addressed

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Playing it Safe: You are absolutely right!

A study I looked at found that injuries among pedestrians wearing headphones tripled between 2004 and 2011, with most accidents occurring in urban areas. These injuries can be catastrophic.

(I live in a rural area and don’t use earphones; I just stick my phone in my pocket and play audio, transistor radio-style. This carries risks, too.)

Dear Amy: Your response to “Deathly Afraid” was kind and supportive, but this new mom reported that she thinks about death every day. You should have suggested that she see her physician immediately. She might have serious postpartum depression.

– Concerned


Dear Concerned: Thank you for alerting me to this omission. I agree. PPD can affect mothers even up to a year after giving birth.


(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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