DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is it that no matter what time a surgery is scheduled, the rule is "no food or drink after midnight"? My recent procedure was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. I was told I could have no food after midnight. My ...Read more
When the French writer Anais Nin said, "The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery ... there is always more mystery," she could have been talking about pomegranates. No matter how many times ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My daughter Melanie is very close with a cousin she grew up with. This cousin is getting married in five months, and Melanie will be a bridesmaid. The shower date was announced. Then my son-in-law's best friend ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Sometimes I wonder if friends are worth the trouble. Mine seem to always discourage me about my faith in God. While they say they believe there’s a God, ...Read more
The night before Brian Gorzney planned to check into rehab for alcohol use, he began vomiting blood. First at 2 a.m. Then 5. And again at 11.
When he arrived at the rehab facility in North Kansas City, Missouri, they sent...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: As I have gotten older, doctors have placed me on more medications, such as for blood pressure and cholesterol. Also, as I age, I have chosen to take some supplements that are supposed to improve my ...Read more
I hadn’t expected the tears.
My primary care doctor and I were saying goodbye after nearly 30 years together.
“You are a kind and a good person,” he told me after the physical exam, as we wished each other good ...Read more
Q: I've heard some theories circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, including that it was developed to control the general population through microchip tracking or "nanotransducers" in our brains. I've also heard that it ...Read more
Yes, the girls at Mercy Catholic High School in Middletown, Connecticut, still have more questions about God for me!
Q: From A: How can God send us to hell if he loves us?
A: How can your parents discipline you even if ...Read more
In 1826, the French epicure Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are." A couple decades later, a German philosopher penned, "Man is what he eats." And in the U.S. in the ...Read more
Dear Amy: I grew up with a mom who I could never trust to reliably "show up.”
She was an alcoholic until I was 7, and I was sent back and forth between my father and her while she went through relationships with several...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been having pains and discomfort in my chest area for over a month now. I am a woman and in my early 30s. My doctor says my heart is OK, but I can't help but wonder. The pain is mostly in the right ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm a woman in my mid-30s without much family. I'm an only child and have no relationship with my father. The relationship I have with my mother is extremely toxic.
I have suffered my entire life from a severe ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Why do people have to constantly stir up trouble and gossip about people that they call friends? Isn’t that hypocritical and mean-spirited? Christians ...Read more
Advocates are concerned that a proposed boost to Medicaid and home health care for the elderly and disabled in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget bill will be pared back so much that it wouldn’t deliver on its promise to ...Read more
Whether you’re a vegetarian or a flexitarian, cooler weather makes this the perfect time to start thinking about stews, stir-fries and other main-dish meals made with meat substitutes.
If you’re experimenting with ...Read more
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancer in both men and women in the U.S. Thanks in large part to increased screening of those over age 50 in last decade, overall CRC rates have been ...Read more
It’s that time of year again when you have to make important decisions about your Medicare coverage.
Medicare open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year. During this period, you can switch from original ...Read more
A favorite fall and winter fruit, pears are a beautiful hallmark of the changing season, bell-shaped and stunning in hues of red, yellow-gold, green, and brown.
Enjoyed and coveted for thousands of years, ...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister was just told she has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I’ve heard of that causing sudden death in athletes. She says she feels fine and doesn’t need treatment now, so is she at low risk? What ...Read more
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