Q: It's apparent that some people seem to be handling the recent societal upheaval better than others. Whatever it is they have, I want it. Do you have any thoughts?
Jim: Let me start with a hometown illustration. If you ...Read more
Dear Amy: I moved to a new city about a year ago.
I've made one really great friend here, but there's a hitch: our incongruous approaches to timeliness.
"Sam" has been, without fail, late to everything we've ever planned...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My son, a high school senior, was in a relationship with a young woman who broke up with him and began dating his best friend. He was heartbroken. She played him into being friends and tells him he's her best ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I am learning about the various religions of the world and most of them are very scary to me. It drives me to reject religion altogether. Is being an atheist or agnostic ...Read more
The return of the summer cookout brings with it the risk for sickness from a bacteria that can end up spoiling more than one meal. Cook hamburgers incorrectly, and you could end up with a case of E. coli.
"E. coli stands ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Blood and other biological specimens from COVID-19 patients treated in Seattle area hospitals are helping scientists build a massive "biobank" to examine the virus's long-term impacts on the human body and why ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Like a lot of people in these months of quarantine, E.B. Cotenord is having a tough time making ends meet. COVID-19 has made it too risky to pursue her profession as she normally does, so she's working from home...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- After watching footage of an anti-lockdown protest in Michigan, Dominic Sisti, a Penn Medicine medical ethicist, started imagining a disturbing scenario: Suppose he took a rule-following relative who was ...Read more
During this shelter-at-home time, we're all trying to be extra careful about what we're eating -- plenty of fruits and vegetables for strong immunity, plenty of water for good hydration and plenty of exercise.
We may want...Read more
Dear Amy: I have been happily married for over 20 years. I love my wife and our son and daughter.
My wife and I are on the same page on most things -- except for one big one: She wants to establish roots and stay in one ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: Many of my friends assert that the use of essential oils "supports" their immune system and reduces their risk of getting sick. They diffuse them into the air at home, add them to water or tea and apply ...Read more
Queen Victoria was renowned for her mental quirkiness and her royal feasts, which often included four to six courses with seven to nine dishes each. Plates would be piled high with entrees such as duck in Cumberland sauce ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I recently found out who my biological father is/was. Apparently, my mother and this man had an affair more than 50 years ago. There's only speculation as to why.
What bothers me is, I have always lived no more...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: The world has experienced something as never before in the wake of the coronavirus. All the sudden cleanliness has headlined the news daily. Does the Bible speak to the ...Read more
Dear Mayo Clinic: Frequent hand-washing and cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my hands so dry that my skin in cracking. With recommendations for everyone to now wear a face mask while in public, I'm concerned ...Read more
As many communities in the U.S. begin to slowly reopen and resume some regular activities that were restricted or closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to ...Read more
Dear Healthy Men: You've written about how men are more likely to get sick with COVID-19, and I feel bad for them. But what about other problems that the virus is causing, like unemployment? I read that more women are ...Read more
If coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions are easing in your community, you might wonder how to visit public places and protect your health. Here's what you need to know.
Before you head out
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- For years it's been one of the leading causes of death, a critical condition plaguing nearly every corner of the country. Every hour, seven people die from heart disease in the state but since the ...Read more
In 1974, President Richard Nixon delayed a visit to the hospital for phlebitis (blood clots in his left leg) because he had nosocomephobia, an exaggerated fear of hospitals. He worried that if he went in, he'd never come ...Read more
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