DEAR DR. ROACH: I wonder if you could comment on the negative side effects of various blood pressure medications for those over 65 -- particularly folks who are 80-plus.
Should a person be on more than two medications if ...Read more
In 2013, a makeup artist on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" spotted a suspicious growth on Hugh Jackman's nose. At her persistence, the award-winning actor visited a dermatologist, who diagnosed him with a basal ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I gave birth to my daughter three months ago, after 44 grueling hours of labor. My mother, assuming I would want her in the delivery room, booked her flight, flew across the country and stayed at my house ...Read more
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
When my ex-husband and I divorced about eight years ago, he left town and I got full custody of our daughter, "Jane," and remained great friends with his family (...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: I have been told that Christians should not fight, yet I see them fighting about so many things. What is the real truth? -- P.C.
A: Mankind has a fighting spirit. There are ...Read more
Leo Anderson was in the middle of a baseball game when he threw a ball he had just caught, heard a crunch in his elbow and fell to the ground.
That sound was a growth plate in his elbow breaking, and it ended the now-15-...Read more
For older teenagers and young adults, the extraction of wisdom teeth is a painful rite of passage. A new study suggests that it's probably made more perilous by the narcotic pain pills that patients frequently carry home ...Read more
A week after two more blood pressure drugs were recalled because they have a possible cancer-causing ingredient, the U.S. based Mylan Pharmaceuticals expanded its consumer-level voluntary nationwide recall to include all ...Read more
Since 2015, when California legislators banned nonmedical vaccine exemptions, more and more kindergartners are getting all of their required vaccinations before beginning school. In 2017-2018, for example, 95 percent of ...Read more
In the 2009 film "Julie & Julia," a blogger played by Amy Adams attempts to cook her way through Julia Child's iconic tome "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." When she encounters a recipe for aspic, she says, with a ...Read more
Dear Amy: My young-adult daughter and her partner have lived together for four years. They live 300 miles away.
I am very fond of my daughter's partner and send her a birthday gift each year.
I have never received a ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 82-year-old husband was diagnosed with H. pylori and was treated with two antibiotics and omeprazole. Would you please expand on what exactly H. pylori is? -- T.R.
ANSWER: Helicobacter pylori is a ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who is a sexual abuse survivor. This has consumed every aspect of my life. It started when I was around 2, I believe, and was a daily occurrence until I was 14. My abuser was my paternal...Read more
I am in an OOD (Obsessive Organic Disagreement) with my daughter-in-law and her husband -- my son. Three families are coming to my house for the holiday. The OOD couple decided not to join us if everyone ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: My professors often refer to "inner space" and seem to apply it to every facet of life, including spiritual life, but what does it really mean? -- C.P.
A: Inner space is ...Read more
Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had hyperthyroidism for just over one year, and medication does not seem to keep it in check. I do not want to have my thyroid removed. But I'm nervous about radioactive iodine treatment, which is ...Read more
It's not unusual for people to ask me: What's the best piece of fitness gear I can buy?
My first answer is easy: buy the one you'll use. Buy the one that gets your bliss-making chemicals pumping and your heart ...Read more
"What I didn't expect was to feel so completely in the moment," Laura said.
My friend and I were walking along a forest path and had stopped to photograph lichens on a fallen branch. Behind us, the Cross River burbled ...Read more
When Bustle posted "The 28 Most Significant Period Moments in TV & Movie History," we were surprised that 17 dealt with a girl's first period (Darlene on "Roseanne," Vada on "My Girl," Blossom on "Blossom") and only one ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am a 71-year-old man, retired and happily married for 44 years.
We have a son, age 45, and a daughter, age 43.
Do you remember the Harry Chapin song "Cat's in the Cradle"? That song describes our relationship...Read more
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