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Finding love in all the wrong places

Dear Annie: I have let myself get involved with a significantly younger guy. To make matters worse, I'm married. In my defense, before I even started talking to this other guy, my husband and I had come to a place in our marriage where we were more like roommates than husband and wife. We ...

Alcohol consumption played tricks with routine bloodwork

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old female. I have always been in excellent health, but this year, my routine bloodwork showed that my creatinine is 1.08 (high) and that my GFR is 58 (low). Can that be because I drank alcohol the night before my bloodwork? My 2019 test showed GFR 65 and ...

Hints From Heloise for April 16

Dear Heloise: Have you recently received a recorded voice telling you that your new phone is on its way and should be delivered in a few days? The woman goes on to say that if you did not order this item to press 1. If you have any questions or if this is a case of fraud to call 1-800-***-****. ...

Today in History for April 15

Today is Thursday, April 15, the 105th day of 2021. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, baseball's first Black major league player, made his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on opening day at Ebbets Field. (The ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 15

Back inside her Taurean palace, bags still packed from her journeying, Venus begins making plans to upgrade, update and generally change things up in the homestead. Indeed, we are all having new ideas, inspired by what we've picked up in the last 200 or so days, and we're ready to put our money ...

Abuse and another man

Dear Annie: I'm a mom and have been married for nearly six years. But for the past few years, my husband and I have not been on the same path. We can't communicate without fighting, bickering, arguing, etc. Our sex life has been nonexistent. And I have tried talking and suggesting that we do ...

Jock itch not responding to the usual cures

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been suffering for some time with jock itch. The resulting scratching leaves my groin area and thighs abraded and oftentimes bleeding. In addition to the ketoconazole I've been prescribed, I have tried several over-the-counter sprays and ointments, to no avail. My doctor ...

Hints From Heloise for April 15

Dear Readers: April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring wet, slippery roads and dangerous driving conditions. Here are some driving hints for safety on the road during a rainstorm: -- Ensure brake lights, headlights, taillights, turn signals and windshield wipers on your vehicle ...

Today in History for April 14

Today is Wednesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2021. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship's time and began sinking. (The ship went under two ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 14

The Venusian year is 225 days, so, compared with Earth, the goddess planet stays fewer days in each sign on her annual rounds. You could say that, like any adept socialite, Venus knows how to make a fashionably late entrance, and she times her exits to leave others wanting more. Venus' return ...

Compliment good behavior

Dear Annie: A few months ago, someone wrote to you about how uncomfortable the bad manners of children of a relative made her feel at large family gatherings and dinners. I read your column faithfully and did not see any readers' suggestions printed in the following weeks. Of course, large ...

Bladder leaks continuously after hip replacement surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a male, 83, and my bladder leaks continuously since I had a hip replacement surgery. The surgeon used a catheter during the surgery, and when it was first removed, I could not urinate. I went home with a new Foley catheter. Five days later, it was removed, and I have ...

Hints From Heloise for April 14

Dear Heloise: The special roasting pans for chicken that hold the chicken upright are a bit expensive. Instead, I use a simple fluted cake pan. I use a cooking spray inside the pan then set the chicken upright in the pan with the open center piece inside the chicken to hold it up. The juices ...

Today in History for April 12

Today is Monday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2021. There are 263 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia, at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 12

The first day after the new moon in Aries highlights the steps needed for goal-getting. Habits we desire are built just like our established habits were: They accumulated over time with incremental adjustments, some conscious, many a product of the environment. Hot Tip from Venus: Make it ...

Mother-in-law love

Dear Annie: I have been married for 15 years. A little over a year ago, I started having an affair with an ex-girlfriend. The affair ended a month ago. It is over and done with. I am not sure if I should tell my wife about it or just keep it a secret. I feel that if I tell her, nothing good ...

How to determine if a UTI is new or just recurring

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 suggested a biopsy and found blood in my urine, which was later tested ...

Hints From Heloise for April 12

Today's Sound Off is about websites: Dear Heloise: Nearly every website I go to wants me to enter my email address or name or more. I might be looking for just some information, but these sites won't allow me to just enter and look around at what they are offering without getting information ...

Today in History for April 10

Today is Saturday, April 10, the 100th day of 2021. There are 265 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 10, 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals. On this date: In 1912, the British ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for April 10

Navigating is a lot easier when you know where you are. Without that information, the map may as well be just a random pretty picture. Getting places is simple: Know where you are, determine where you want to be, and then solve for the difference. Tomorrow's new moon in Aries lends beginner's ...