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What kind of doctor gives a bursitis injection?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with bursitis on my left hip, and my pain management doctor says she can give me an injection to help. I had one last year by an orthopedist. The pain management nurse recommends my orthopedist do it because they use X-ray to guide the injection. But if ...

Hints From Heloise for July 14

Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints about how to save money on prescription medications? -- Helen in Ohio Helen, I sure do. At your appointment, ask the doctor if your medication has a generic brand. Also ask about any alternatives, possibly homeopathic treatments, that might work for you. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 14

There was a time when commuting to work seemed like a demand of the modern workaday world and an inconvenience to be endured. Now there's a charming nostalgia to the idea. It's good to have somewhere out of the way to go. Much happens in between locations during this sun and Jupiter ...

Today in History for July 14

Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 14, 2016, terror struck Bastille Day celebrations in the French Riviera city of Nice (nees) as a large truck plowed into a festive crowd, killing 86 people in an ...

Today in History for July 13

Today is Monday, July 13, the 195th day of 2020. There are 171 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, cleared neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Black ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 13

If each of the 4.6 billion years of Earth's existence were represented as a second, it would take 145 years for the second hand to render that timeline, of which the totality of modern human existence would take up about five minutes. Today's lunar omen imparts this: Problems that seem to take ...

Friend Is family

Dear Annie: I am a female, 67 years old, living alone, no children, and my house is paid for. I live in Virginia. My only sister (I have no other siblings), Mary, is 70, has a husband, and they have an adult son and adult daughter, all living in Florida. My best friend, Jane, 67, lives a ...

Interstitial cystitis drug can affect the macula in the eye

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you discuss Elmiron side effects and the pending lawsuit? I have been on this for years for interstitial cystitis and am worried about staying on it even though it is the only relief I can find. -- C.H. ANSWER: "Interstitial cystitis" is a term used for chronic bladder ...

Hints From Heloise for July 13

Today's Sound Off is about wearing a face mask: Dear Heloise: As a registered nurse, I'm appalled by the way people wear a face mask that covers only their mouth but not their nose. When we sneeze, cough or speak, we release thousands of water droplets that we may not see but are still ...

Horoscopes for July 12

The end of the Mercury retrograde is a chance for new boundaries, which all relationships need. Boundaries are definitions. The lines may be hard or soft, implied or actualized with things like walls and gates or schedules and contracts; they may be agreed upon or battled over, but if they ...

This Week in History for July 12

Today is Sunday, July 12, the 194th day of 2020. There are 172 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On July 12, 1967, rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a Black taxi driver; 26 people were killed in the five days of violence ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 11

Some look back on their home of origin with warm and loving feelings. Others look back in pain. In the final hours of the Mercury retrograde in Cancer, we may blame problems on the way we were brought up, though even the worst scenarios have benefits such as nurturing a survival instinct or ...

Greater Souhegan Valley Flashback

Milford’s White Elephant billed itself as ‘the largest antique and second-hand shop on Earth.’ One and one-third acres of floor space, filled with ‘Anything from a collar button to an Elephant.’ The Nashua Street shop burned in 1966.

From The Telegraph Files

Holman Stadium was built in 1937 and is now home to the Silver Knights, who opened their 2020 season last week.

Hints From Heloise for July 10

Dear Readers: What’s the old Hollywood actor’s creed? Never work with children or animals? Today, July 11, is All-American Pet Photo Day. Let’s work with our animals, namely dogs, and photograph them! Here are some hints: • Make sure the dog is clean and brushed out. • What ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 10

The intuitive Pisces moon would like to remind us that the body has its own intelligence. Your muscles, bones and cells hold the energy of things forgotten and things you don't know yet. The body is particularly keen on what's happening right exactly now. Ask your tension spots and tender areas ...

Looking to demolish this relationship

Dear Annie: My husband is in his late 50s and works in road construction. Every time that he is assigned to a job that lasts at least six to eight weeks, he always seems to start trying to pick up a female co-worker, usually in the age range of 25 to 35. He will buy them cigarettes and lunch ...

Friend urges inversion therapy for degenerative disc disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. A spine specialist has advised surgery to fuse vertebrae in two places. I have already had surgery to remove a herniated disk on both these vertebrae and spinal epidurals with limited success. Recently a ...

Today in History for July 10

Today is Friday, July 10, the 192nd day of 2020. There are 174 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.) ...