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Health, Lifestyles & History

Couple is worlds apart before tying the knot

Dear Annie: My fiancee and I have been together for six years, and I am having a hard time understanding where I fit in her life. She claims to love me, but lately, her actions just don't say that. She puts everyone ahead of me. Last Christmas, we went to her mom's on the other side of the ...

Medication and lifestyle changes are first treatment for heart

DEAR DR. ROACH: About a month ago, I had pain in my chest, so I went to the emergency room, where I was admitted. My blood pressure was in the 200 range, and they did an echocardiogram and a stress test. Both came out negative, but the cardiologist did an angiogram, and they found out that I ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 6

Dear Heloise: If you need chopped cranberries to make cranberry bread and you don't have a food processor, just put all the wet ingredients into a blender, mix, then add the cranberries for a pulse or two. So easy! -- Margaret, La Mirada, Calif. VEGETABLE CHOWDER WITH BEER Dear Heloise: You ...

Today in History for Jan. 5

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2021. There are 360 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1925, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming took office as America's first female governor, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special election. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 5

There's a difference between doing something because you want to and doing it because you're afraid of what will happen if you don't. Being sure, agreeable and all-in have its benefits. But if you're reluctant, don't worry. Being unsure and saying yes anyway will produce surprisingly good ...

A toxic home

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for almost nine years. We have been married for three years. His family was nice to me before the wedding, but after, they became aloof. His daughter is horrible. She has NO respect, not even for my husband. My husband has a lot of money -- a few ...

Two habits this husband must stop right away

DEAR DR. ROACH: There is much information about the spread of COVID germs from coughing, sneezing, speaking, etc. However, I have not seen anything about two other ways that could also spread the germs. Could you please address these in your column? 1. Spitting: My husband (and many others) ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 5

Dear Readers: With a COVID vaccine approved, be careful, because, as with a lot of things, here come the scammers. Always check with your doctor and or pharmacist before reaching out to an online pharmacy or anyone calling, texting or emailing you stating they have a COVID vaccine. Never give ...

Today in History for Jan. 4

Today is Monday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2021. There are 361 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his "Great Society." On this date: In 1821, the ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 4

The Virgo moon is a follower of rules. The other luminaries object, pointing out that rules are often arbitrary, boundaries are often imagined and, generally speaking, things change. Later, Mercury and Pluto add fun, making doors appear where they weren't before -- a delight, but hopefully not ...

Showing love from afar

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 60s and have been married for eight years. I have four adult children and 11 grandchildren, while he has one son and two grandsons. My children are scattered across the country, while his son lives in the same small town as us. Yesterday, "Derek" ...

Don’t recall having chickenpox? Get shingles vaccine anyway

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am almost 88 years old. All seven of my children came down with chickenpox at different times. I took care of them all, and never contracted the virus. I didn't have it as a child or as an adult. Should I get the shingles vaccine? I have lupus and thyroid disease. I don't need ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 4

Today's Sound Off is about microchipping: Dear Heloise: I've worked as a volunteer at an animal shelter for three years, and it always amazes me that so few people microchip their pets. If you have a pet, one of the best things you can do for your little companion is to microchip them, fill ...

Today in History for Jan. 3

Today is Sunday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2021. There are 362 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 3, 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Markkula (MAHR'-kuh-luh) Jr. On this date: In 1777, ...

Today in History for Jan. 2

Today is Saturday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2021. There are 363 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 2, 1974, President Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour as a way of conserving gasoline in the face of an ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 2

New situations will not heal old wounds, but they will provide proof that there's more than one way to work together, connect, be together. Fresh relationships strengthen different aspects of your being. As for the wounds, the moon in Virgo, the sign of nurturing, offers the solace that nature ...

This Week in History for Jan. 3-9

Today is Sunday, January 3, the third day of 2021. There are 362 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On Jan. 3, 1868, Japan’s Meiji Restoration re-established the authority of the emperor and heralded the fall of the military rulers known as shoguns; the ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

The Nashua Telegraph’s New Years babe from 1955 agreed to come out of retirement to wish everyone a happy New Year 2021.

Don’t focus on scale: Wanting health and happiness for daughter

Dear Annie: I’ve noticed in the past several months that my 15-year-old daughter has been steadily gaining weight. I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life and absolutely do not want my daughter to have the insecurities and low self-esteem that I have. She is not active at ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 1

Dear Heloise: My dog really likes bananas. Are they OK for him to eat? – Leigh A. in Oklahoma Leigh, bananas actually are an OK snack for dogs. Bananas are rich in potassium and high in fiber. A delicious snack for man or dog? A banana bite with a small amount of peanut butter! A couple ...