The COVID-19 pandemic brought into sharp relief one of the maladies of the U.S. health care system: White patients routinely fare better than nonwhite ones. The industry calls this a disparity in outcomes, and policymakers...Read more
The Nepali doctor Rishav Koirala is, by his own admission, an unusual Nepali. He's a fan of Jim Morrison and the Doors, loves European philosophy and practices psychiatry in a country where medical schools offer little or ...Read more
Kristin Novotny once led an active life, with regular CrossFit workouts and football in the front yard with her children — plus a job managing the kitchen at a middle school. Now, the 33-year-old mother of two from De ...Read more
There are many types of Bacon: Sir Francis, who helped develop the scientific method of inquiry and experimentation; Kevin, who's won hearts with his film work in "Mystic River" and "Footloose;" and Max, lead singer for ...Read more
Dear Amy: My friend, “Cynthia,” and I have been close for 24 years. For most of that time, we have met for lunch once a week (when possible). We are both women over 60.
I have a 22-year-old granddaughter, who is gay. ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: With all the masks, hand-washing, sanitizing and social distancing, will we all have weak immune systems when life goes back to normal? -- J.D.H.
ANSWER: No. The immune system remembers pathogens for life,...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My tattoos are destroying my marriage, and I just don't understand why. I'm a 56-year-old elementary art teacher and the father of three grown children. Since I was young, I have loved the artistic expression of...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I am a hard worker but have never been able to get ahead in life. I have a good friend who is successful at everything she touches. She is a really good person, she ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — A judge on Monday set a Sept. 27 trial date for Naason Joaquin Garcia, the head of La Luz del Mundo church, who faces a slew of sex abuse charges.
Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen also ordered Susana ...Read more
Q: My kids really love playing sports and are worried about more COVID-19 cancellations. How can I help them cope?
A: The pandemic continues to affect children and teens. It has interrupted their normal school, social and...Read more
Providing care at home for a person sick with COVID-19? Or caring for yourself at home? Understand when emergency care is needed and what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.
This article is written by Mayo ...Read more
In 1976, when Elton John and Kiki Dee sang "Don't go breaking my heart," they were more concerned with love gone bad than food that done 'em wrong. But now, 45 years later, it turns out that the real risk for heartbreak ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am a 47-year-old woman. My husband, “Bart,” (age 50) and I have been together for eight years. Bart is a firefighter in a large city.
Bart has several tattoos on this left arm (a “sleeve”).
His ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a problem with chronic urine infections. I am 78 years old, and suffer often from it. I frequently go to the bathroom five or six times during the night and feel pressure under my stomach. My doctor ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband was the product of an extramarital, interracial relationship. Both of the parents who raised him are white, and he has always denied he was biracial despite the obvious physical characteristics ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: There is a lot of talk about praise and worship music. But people worship many things. What does worship really mean? — W.G.
A: Mankind has always worshiped things...Read more
With a mix of relief and caution, older adults fully vaccinated against covid-19 are moving out into the world and resuming activities put on hold during the pandemic.
Many are making plans to see adult children and hug ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am feeling anxious about a return to pre-pandemic normality and am hoping you can help me find effective ways of navigating.
My anxiety is not about health precautions like mask wearing, which I believe you ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are both recently retired. Our 19-year-old daughter lives 100 miles away at college. My wife has an elderly mother. My problem is family and friends who text early in the morning.
When I was ...Read more
Q: My teen daughter and her boyfriend frequently exchange put-downs and insults. She laughs it off, but I don't think this is healthy behavior. Am I being too sensitive?
Jim: I think you can trust your gut on this one. It...Read more