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Radiofrequency ablation considerably lessens back pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: I suffered a lower back injury in 2001, with crushed and bulging discs in the L2, L3, L4 and L5 vertebras. After over a year of physical therapy and drugs, my pain doctor tried an epidural injection, which did not work, and then suggested I try something new at that time called ...

Giving caregivers a break

Today's Sound Off concerns respite care: Dear Readers: I get so many letters from caregivers who have family members they take care of without help from other family members. It's not an easy task to look after someone who may need around-the-clock care, or who acts inappropriately whenever ...

Today in History: November 20, Elizabeth marries Philip

Today is Sunday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2022. There are 41 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 20, 1947, Britain's future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey. On this date: In 1789, New Jersey became the ...

Today in History: November 19, Lincoln speaks at Gettysburg

Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2022. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. On this date: In 1831, ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Nov. 19

Mars throws the gauntlet down at Neptune's feet and the two planetary heavy hitters start the duel. It's politics against progress. What is more important, saving face or saying the truth? What is most helpful to the situation, adding your energy to the side that's winning or pointing out ...

Gifts Grandma can treasure

Dear Heloise: Regarding gifts for Grandma, as a great grandmother, my favorite gifts are being taken some place ... a zoo, a musical, a lunch, a museum or any place I wouldn’t normally go to on my own. After my mother passed, I found night robes and some gifts with the tags still on them, but ...