How did you get your name? Most of us know the answer. Most are proud of their given name and of the story behind it (excepting a certain “boy named Sue”).
For reasons beyond the scope of this article, in many ...Read more
It seems like every week, the Food and Drug Administration issues an alert about salmonella contamination in the food supply. You're told to avoid eating prosciutto and salami (we say they're always to be avoided anyway) ...Read more
Dear Amy: I am 58 years old. I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s two years ago. My friends all know about my diagnosis.
My question relates to my sister. She and I had been estranged for almost a decade. Two ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I've been taking calcium supplements for many years to assist in strengthening my bones. I'm 74, weigh less than 95 pounds and stand 5 feet tall. I'm on the verge of osteoporosis, and have been getting ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: When I found out a few months ago that my husband of 24 years had been having affairs with several men, it devastated me. I have gone to counseling to try to deal with the pain and depression I now suffer from. ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Does God punish people who try to do right? – G.R.
A: The Bible says that “whom the Lord loves He [disciplines]” (Hebrews 12:6). Believers are not ...Read more
In 2016, Isis Mabel, of Mexico, wanted to improve her English. On advice from an aunt, she enrolled with an au pair agency to come to the United States to live with a family and care for the children. The job typically ...Read more
Desperation led José Luis Hernández to ride atop a speeding train through northern Mexico with hopes of reaching the United States 13 years ago. But he didn’t make it. Slipping off a step above a train coupling, he ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The woman said she was racked with pain and disbelief on the hospital bed, her belly slick with ultrasound gel, when a hospital worker delivered the news: There was a baby inside her.
It was a boy. Six ...Read more
Having a back injury can put a person's life on hold. While most people can find relief through nonsurgical methods like physical therapy, steroid injections and medication management, some patients, including those with ...Read more
Q: Even people who have been vaccinated are getting sick with the delta variant, so why should I bother getting the shot?
A: COVID-19 vaccines remain the best defense against COVID-19. By and large, it's the patients who...Read more
It’s a bad time to get sick in Oregon. That’s the message from some doctors, as hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients and other medical conditions go untreated.
Charlie Callagan looked perfectly healthy sitting ...Read more
Eating right can help you age gracefully and healthfully — and sometimes all it takes to make smarter diet choices are just tiny tweaks. Consider these healthy-aging helpers:
Don’t let “low-fat” sabotage your diet...Read more
We'll start with the good and tasty news: Pecans (as in a pecan-pomegranate salad or the newly available pecan milk, not the sugar-disaster that's pecan pie) can help you stay healthy in important ways. And since 80% of ...Read more
Dear Amy: I have been with my husband for 13 years. I have always been very insecure.
It makes me paranoid when he texts other women, even if it's just friendly.
I check his phone and see that he has deleted texts. This ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: At what point in COVID-19 does a person's do not resuscitate order become an issue? When does treatment become an "exceptional or extraordinary" effort? It would seem that organ transplants, if not coma/...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have a former high school classmate who, over the years, I've gotten pretty close to. He has been there for me when I was at my lowest, and I have been there for him as well. He lives several hours away, but ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: My friends and I have been watching a television series on the afterlife. Religions have some pretty wild takes on it. What does the Bible say? – A.L.
A: ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Beneath the glinting green dome of a mosque off Malcolm X Way in South Los Angeles, a spiritual leader in his late 80s is hammering home a vital message: African American Muslims must be engaged in their ...Read more
When it comes to food safety in the kitchen, it's important to keep your work area clean from bacteria and the possibility of cross-contamination. It's best to use hot, soapy water to wash utensils, cutting boards and ...Read more
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