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Health, Lifestyles & History

Today in History, FEB 22, George Washington is born

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2023. There are 312 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 22, 2021, the number of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 topped 500,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. On this date: In 1630, English colonists in the ...

Today in History: FEB 21, Malcom X assassinated in New York

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2023. There are 313 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2 to 8 years in prison for ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Feb. 21

The sign of the messenger squares the sign of the rebel calling for diplomacy. To show respect through listening takes maturity and the confidence to know there is enough attention to go around. Power is not having all eyes on you, rather it's being able to influence a situation, which often ...

Jealousy causing tension in family

Dear Annie: I need your advice. After our son's divorce decades ago, he was granted full custody of his infant daughter. They both moved home with my husband and me. They lived with us for 18 years, and we helped raise our granddaughter. Naturally, we are extremely close to her. Our married ...

Higher frequency of migraine headaches calls for medication

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm an 82-year-old woman in good health. Last May, I began having migraine headaches preceded by an aura two to three times a week. They're not as severe as they were when I was younger, but I hadn't been having more than one or two a year since I was in my 40s. I had a scan of ...

Taking precautions in case of falls

Dear Heloise: I recently saw a hint that someone had sent in regarding the elderly taking their showers and being unprotected should they fall. The person said that what she does is take her phone in the bathroom with her. When I thought of this, my only concern was that if I have fallen, I ...