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Health, Lifestyles & History

A life coach’s take on couples therapy

Dear Annie: The "Mother Whose Heart Is Breaking" is absolutely right to be worried about her son. Over my 30 years as a life coach, I have seen too many men leave their wives and children to find their true selves. Often in their 20s, they feel pressured by their girlfriends' wishes to marry, ...

Hiatal hernia is not correlated to asthma medication

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 80 years old, still work full-time and have generally good health, except for adult-onset asthma. Advair 250/50 was prescribed for me over 10 years ago, and I've been taking it regularly each morning, thoroughly rinsing each time to prevent thrush. About five years ago, I ...

Loss of hearth and home

Today's Sound Off is about homes that are being heavily taxed: Dear Heloise: A neighbor three doors down from me is moving out of his house because the property taxes have risen to a level where many residents in my town cannot afford to live in their homes! I realize that the city needs ...

Today in History: August 13, East Germany seals the border

Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2022. There are 140 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin's eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Aug. 13

Henry Ford said, "A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business." The saying also applies to the business of life. What are you getting for your investment of time and attention? The lunar opposition to Mercury suggests you pose the question to even the most mundane transactions. A ...

Tears at the end of a pet’s life

Dear Heloise: Many vets will now come to your home to euthanize your beloved pet at the end of their lives. Not only were we able to hold and pet our Shih Tzu, Alex, when he was at his end, but he also was in his favorite room on his bed. The vet then took him and had him cremated. A week ...