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Bowel changes in young woman could be IBS symptoms

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 18-year-old daughter has had digestive problems on and off for a few years now. Her appendix was removed in March 2015. She had brutal abdominal pain, but the ultrasound scan didn't show anything wrong with her appendix. Summer 2018, she started having bad digestion problems. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 12

Take off the last two letters of "evolve" and you have "love" spelled backward. No matter how much we adore an entity as it is, we must also embrace that as a temporary state. Venus retrograde calls us to extend love into the past and the future, accepting and embracing the many incarnations a ...

Hints From Heloise for May 12

Dear Heloise: I have a request for all your fans who use social media. There are many posts about missing children and adults. People share these without clicking on the post. Often, it will indicate that the person in question has been found. If so, do their family a favor and delete or hide ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 11

The square of Mercury and Mars gets right in the spirit of the Saturn retrograde, nudging us toward emotional and spiritual growth. Chasing things that don't really matter in the bigger scheme is the very definition of immaturity. Small minds see small pictures. Young thinking produces ...

Hints From Heloise for May 11

Dear Heloise: First, I'd like to thank you for supplying an actual physical address to contact you. Everyone else in the country seems to think, incorrectly, that we all have a computer, so they only give an online address. They discriminate against the many of us who, by choice, do not have a ...

Aggressive statin treatment won’t affect immune system

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old male in good health. In 2017, I experienced a pulmonary embolism in my left lung. Following that episode, my cardiologist put me on a statin regimen of 40 mg Lipitor. This was to get my LDL numbers down to 60 or lower in order to counteract a buildup of plaque ...

Today in History for May 11

Today is Monday, May 11, the 132nd day of 2020. There are 234 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 11, 1502, Christopher Columbus left Cadiz, Spain, on his fourth and final trip to the Western Hemisphere. On this date: In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state of ...

Today in History for May 10

Today is Sunday, May 10, the 131st day of 2020. There are 235 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 10, 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI). On this date: In 1611, ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 9

In the 19th century, the phenomenon of ghost ships was not entirely uncommon. Vessels were found adrift in oceans, cargo intact, not a soul on board and an eerie void where the explanation should be. A lucky angle of communication planet Mercury to Pluto invites us to fill in the details of our ...

Hints From Heloise for May 9

Dear Heloise: As the weather grows warmer, I'd like to remind people to keep a bowl of fresh, clean water outside for their pets and wildlife. Be sure it's in a large bowl that won't tip over, in the shade, if possible. Our summers seem to be getting warmer and warmer, so it's more important ...

Today in History for May 9

Today is Saturday, May 9, the 130th day of 2020. There are 236 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 9, 1945, with World War II in Europe at an end, Soviet forces liberated Czechoslovakia from Nazi occupation. U.S. officials announced that a midnight entertainment curfew ...

This Week in History for May 10

Today is Sunday, May 10, the 131st day of 2020. There are 235 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On May 10, 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was named acting director of the Bureau of Investigation (later known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or ...

New Hampshire Flashback for May 10

In 1870, a scientific expedition involving the first wintertime occupation of Mount Washington’s summit led to the establishment in May 1871 of a year-round weather observatory. The observatory is a private, nonprofit scientific and educational institution organized under the laws of the ...

Flowers in art and antiques offer varied symbolism

Floral forms have long had a prominent place in fine arts and antiques. The art historical symbolism of flowers from asters to zinnias has intrigued collectors since the Renaissance period. The Italian master, Sandro Botticelli, sprinkled 141 different floral varieties beneath the feet of his ...

Timing is everything when it comes to a hospital visit

These days, you’re taking a chance when you begin an email or text with the following polite greeting, “I hope this finds you and your family well.” I opened up an email that said just that, but for once, it was not the case. I had just returned home from the hospital following a ...

Concerned about lack of social distancing; time to take action

Dear Annie: I live in a small community in New Jersey. My wife and I have three daughters, and the thought of one of them getting sick from the coronavirus and having to stay in the hospital alone frightens us to death. We do our very best, utilizing delivery services and every other option at ...

Finding virtual support groups

Dear Annie: While it is the best advice for stemming the COVID-19 pandemic, being told to isolate when you are a recovering alcoholic is the exact opposite of what the program Alcoholics Anonymous teaches us. However, during this isolation, when most of the AA meeting places have been shut ...

All X-rays and CT scans use radiation

DEAR DR. ROACH: I became short of breath walking upstairs or during mild exercise, like walking a short distance. My stress test was normal, heart normal and blood pressure good. My doctor has ordered a coronary calcium score. Should I be concerned about the amount of radiation in this CT scan? ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for May 8

People don't always get to see the impact they have on others, which can occur at a distance or so subtly it goes undetected, even while making a remarkable difference. Sometimes, it takes people years to recognize an effect. With the Sagittarian lunar influence, recognition isn't the point. ...

Hints From Heloise for May 8

Dear Readers: Are you looking for a project to do while you're at home? How about cleaning your silver? Here's an easy way to remove that tarnish: Line the bottom of a pan with aluminum foil. Pour in 2 quarts of boiling water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Put the silver on top of the foil; ...