How do you know what to keep within a relationship and what to tell your friends? I have a habit of going to other people first and then going to my boyfriend when I am frustrated with him. I know this is not ...Read more
Q: I feel angry and embarrassed, because I asked someone in my church to pray about a problem I'm having -- and almost immediately everyone knew about it. Shouldn't she have respected my privacy? It's the last time I'll ...Read more
A statewide tax on the wealthy has significantly boosted mental health programs in California's largest county, helping to reduce homelessness, incarceration and hospitalization, according to a report released this week.
The influential Infectious Diseases Society of America has stepped into it (an ongoing debate, that is), recommending that fecal transplants -- in which donor fecal matter is transferred to a patient - be used for ...Read more
Driving down Asotin grade on Washington State's Hwy 129, you will find a series of serpentine switchbacks, dropping steeply into the town of Asotin.
I'm remembering the time when my wife and I, with our young son, were ...Read more
Mass shootings dominate the headlines and seem to drive the movement to change gun policy, but reducing gun suicides could save many more lives.
More than 20,000 people each year kill themselves with a gun; that's twice ...Read more
The hardworking poor in ancient Egypt dined mostly on vegetables such as onions, garlic, leek, lentils, cabbage, radish, turnip, lupines, tomatoes and cucumber; fruits like figs, grapes and pomegranates; and proteins, ...Read more
Medical Billing Horror StoriesSharon Hollander
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 ...
Dear Amy: What are my obligations to my sister, who left the country and moved to Israel?
My wife and I returned to our hometown after college, specifically because we wanted to be close to our families/parents. We wanted...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old woman who has been recently diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica after three months of severe pain and no diagnosis. I am now on prednisone, with some pain relief. It is worse in the ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm frustrated that guests in my home almost never use the guest towels I've put out for them in the bathroom. Why do they do this?
I remember a little poem in your column that addresses this. I'd like to clip ...Read more
I dated a girl who had some major problems, but I fell in love with the best in her and put a lot of effort into the relationship. Eventually we broke up, and within a few months she was living with the ...Read more
Q: I'm a very shy person, and I find it hard to be in social gatherings of any kind, including church. Sometimes I feel so lonely that I wonder if life is worth living. I wish God hadn't made me this way. -- J.S.
A: The ...Read more
Last week was the last hurrah... until next winter... for my most invigorating and humbling workout: cross-country skiing. The sun was dazzling; the snow was fluffy, and the Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort in Soda ...Read more
When Luke (Paul Newman) downed 50 hard-boiled eggs in 60 minutes in the 1967 movie "Cool Hand Luke," he set the bar for cinematic lessons on the evils of eating too much too fast. While that scene may be surpassed in ...Read more
Dear Amy: My sister is three years older than me. When I was little, she would bully, undermine, belittle and keep her distance from me. She has never been married, and (in her own way) has punished me by being ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 44 years old and female. Nine months ago, I suddenly experienced severe low backache without any associated physical activities. I was bedridden for five days, though during that time I experienced ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have been trying to get healthy for years and recently lost a lot of weight. Every job I have, I work with grossly obese women. At my present job, one of them keeps coming to work dressed like me. It has ...Read more
A few months back I had a falling-out with a friend whom I was extremely close to. She initiated a "timeout" where she didn't want to talk to me about the issues at hand or anything else, because she "just didn't...Read more
Q: After I gave my life to Jesus I had a strong sense of God's presence, especially when I prayed. But recently it seems like I'm just talking to the ceiling. What's happened to me? Has God abandoned me? -- Mrs. N.C.
A: ...Read more
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