DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a surgery, and prior to the surgery, my doctor ordered some routine blood tests. My aPTT level was high, but the PT level was normal. The doctor said it was probably nothing, and the surgery went fine. But, when I went back for my annual checkup, he rechecked i…
At the beginning of September, I spent time on a spiritual retreat in the Arizona and New Mexico deserts. There is nothing like standing on the top of a red rock desert mountain to remind you how deeply connected you are to creation.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 88-year-old female in relatively good health. A year and a half ago, I did experience atrial fibrilliation and had two cardioversions. (The first was good for a year; the second lasted only three months.) The diagnosis is paroxysmal AFib.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 61-year-old white woman who is 5'5" tall and weighs 150 pounds. I walk two miles just about every day, and easily hit more than 10,000 steps almost every day. I have never smoked. I do not have high blood pressure.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Seniors are advised that one of the best forms of exercise is walking. The advice is to "walk briskly" for at least 150 minutes per week. There are those of us who, because of knee or hip pain, or other reasons, are not able to walk briskly. Does that mean that we shouldn't b…
“People buy wood pellets thinking they’re the sustainable choice, but in reality, they’re driving the destruction of…wild forests,” David Behl, Environmental Investigation Agency
Q: I have two kids. They live with me half the time and with their mother half the time. I have read your books, and although it sounds good to get along with your ex, personally, I just don't think it's normal. When you break up, you break up. You're not supposed to get along with an ex. Kids or not.
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife's handicap parking placard expired, and she asked her primary care physician to fill out a renewal application. The new placard was received, followed by a letter from the DMV instructing my wife to return her license within 10 days because a medical professional had …
DEAR ABBY: I've been in a long-term relationship with my boyfriend, "Mack," for about 25 years. Eleven years ago we became more like roommates. I asked him to go to couples counseling, but he adamantly refused. He said, "If you don't like it, find someone else."
DEAR ABBY: In our 20 years of marriage, my wife's two sons have frequently stopped by or called ahead with literally 10 minutes to a half-hour's notice. It usually happens around mealtime, when we aren't prepared for feeding multiple people.
The first day of school in any classroom presents many challenges for teachers.
.DEAR ABBY: I was adopted at 6 weeks old. My parents adopted my sister two years later. They weren't very good parents — not abusive, but with no understanding of how to treat children. Ten years later they had a biological son, who became the center of their world, and I was pretty much lef…
Why is iron so crucial to our bodies? “We need adequate iron to produce hemoglobin and myoglobin, an essential part of red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body,” says Julie Stefanski, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Figs have two distinct seasons. There are many varieties, but the most common are the Black Mission, Brown Turkey and Green Kadota. Today, most figs are grown in California because of the weather.
It takes just a few minutes in the evening to mix rolled oats and almond milk and you have a head start on a healthy breakfast the following morning. In the morning, top the oatmeal with fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Make up to four jars at once to keep in the fridge for quick grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week.
Make no mistake, weeknight cooking challenges everyone. To reduce stress, and the temptation for take-out burgers and fries, I stock ground beef and turkey in the freezer, onions and garlic on the counter, and rice noodles, interesting sauces and marinades in the pantry. The fridge usually boasts a member of the cabbage family, a bag of carrots and fresh limes.
To take advantage of the space beneath a second-floor deck, consider installing an underdeck. As a ceiling to the underside of the deck it also protects the area from rain and snow. The vinyl material acts as a ceiling drainage system and creates a ground level outdoor room or useful found space for storing bicycles and gardening equipment.
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Bike riding while on meth, opioids is sending thousands to ERs. Between 2019 and 2020, more than 11,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries after they rode a bicycle while high, researchers found. Read more
If you prefer to go to bed later, you may be at higher risk for certain chronic diseases, a new study found.
Alabama lawmakers may consider harsher penalties for traffickers and distributors of illicit fentanyl next year. Republicans Reps. Matt Simpson of Daphne and Chris Pringle of Mobile tell Al.com they plan bills next year. The legislation would increase penalties for distributing a deadly drug that accounted for 66% of all U.S. overdose deaths in 2021. But some say a comprehensive approach should also include more health services and helping drug users reduce overdoses. Others fear stiffer sentences will stack more inmates in overcrowded Alabama prisons, arguing there’s no proof that longer sentences deter drug dealing.
A new study of ultrasound scans has found that foetuses chortle during pregnancy particularly when their mother eats Bugs Bunny's favorite food.
Post Malone was due to take to the stage at the TD Garden in Boston on Saturday but pulled the plug after finding that he was "unable to move." Plus, Hilaria Baldwin gives birth to her seventh child, and more celeb news.
Post Malone was forced to postpone his show in Boston after struggling to breathe, just days after crashing through the stage in another show and cracking his ribs.
Your cat loves to be outside but may be killing innocent birds. A catio can help. It's just what it sounds like: a cat version of a screened-in porch.
Firefighters rescued a 13-year-old blind dog named Cesar after the canine fell into a hole at a Pasadena, California, construction site.