From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Why does Christianity put so much emphasis on the human heart? It is just a muscle, right? I’m not sure how a heart can be changed without a transplant — H.T.
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We've heard it before: Wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid crowds, and wash our hands regularly. These are all important ways to protect ourselves from the coronavirus and from spreading it to others.
But what ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — As the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine ramps up across the country, Philadelphia data show that most of those vaccinated in the city are white, a trend reflected statewide.
The vaccine is still ...Read more
Q: I have enjoyed reading your column for years and have learned a lot about the different religions in our world. A person I work with, who is Jewish, lost his mother recently. Due to the current pandemic, I had the ...Read more
More than 2,500 years ago, refined sugar was developed in India. But it wasn't until 700 years ago that the exotic flavoring made its way into the Mediterranean area with Cyprus and Sicily becoming centers of production ...Read more
Dear Amy: I work in an office where many people work remotely but are in the office a day or two a week for a few hours at a time.
We all have individual offices but often chat briefly individually and in-person about our...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old female with MGUS. I was just diagnosed with an ulcer, Barrett's esophagus, GERD and a hiatal hernia of 8 cm. My surgeon has put me on high-dose Prilosec and Carafate before bed. My ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm a mom of three young adults, a daughter and two sons. The oldest recently married. My youngest is finishing his last two years of college out of state. Three months ago, he met a young lady.
I have tried ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I find it interesting that schools have little problem with teaching all religions of the world, including non-religion like atheism and agnosticism. What are the ...Read more
Winter season or not, the color of nasal mucus can sometimes tell you a lot about your current state of health. It might not be the polite thing to do in company, but next time you blow into a tissue, take a peek. If it'...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a runner who has previously participated in 5K and 10K races, as well as half-marathons and full marathons. I would rely on water and nutrition stations at the events to help fuel my performance. Now...Read more
Conventional wisdom says that it’s good to be young. After all, youth is all about vigor and hope. But when it comes to whole grains, being age-old is something to celebrate. Thanks to newly “discovered” ancient ...Read more
Ask any nutrition professional or doctor and they’ll tell you that your energy level is determined by endless variables both inside and outside of your control, like genetics and age. Sleep is, of course, one of the most...Read more
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by repeated episodes of partial or total upper airway obstruction that result in arousals from sleep, and changes in oxygen levels during sleep. OSA is one of the ...Read more
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Will taking care of my teeth help prevent heart disease?
ANSWER: Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke could be linked to the inflammations and infections that oral ...Read more
"HuggieBot 1.0" is a machine that provides a substitute for loving hugs that the world is short on during this pandemic. And despite its inanimate nature, many people enjoy its embrace, according to Alexis Block, the ...Read more
Dear Amy: My live-in boyfriend of four years is selfish, defiant, impatient and impossible to talk to.
He instantly puts up his guard, starts yelling and deflecting!
I always end up giving up before he rages and confuses...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 64 and thin, on no medications and had my bloodwork done. Cholesterol showed 226 total, HDL 77, triglycerides 79, LDL 131, glucose 94. My blood pressure is usually about 90/60, and I have never smoked. ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 24-year-old woman who has been married for four years. My husband, Jerry, and I have two young boys. Jerry is military. I stay at home with the kids and work part time online on an associate degree. We ...Read more
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