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Doc: Can stenosis be related to pacemaker implantation?
Stenosis is a type of arthritis of the spine that leads to compression of the spinal cord or one of its roots

Dr. Keith Roach: Can stenosis be related to pacemaker implantation?Stenosis is a type of arthritis of the spine that leads to compression of the spinal cord or one of its roots
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Abby: Neighbor wants to reach out after death of mother
She died giving birth to a baby boy

Dear Abby: Neighbor wants to reach out after death of young motherShe died giving birth to a baby boy
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  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
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Start the day with your horoscope

Start the day with your horoscopeWake up? Or go back to bed? Start your day with advice from our horoscopes.
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  • 1 year ago
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Doc: Microbiome change may cause pain post-colonoscopy
The bacteria of the colon can drastically change after colonoscopy

Dr. Keith Roach: A change in the microbiome may cause pain post-colonoscopyThe bacteria of the colon can drastically change after colonoscopy
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  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
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Abby: Mom puts effort in socializing with couples
Most important, I never complained about my ex or vented about the difficulties of coping as a single mom

Dear Abby: Single mom puts real effort into socializing with couplesMost important, I never complained about my ex or vented about the difficulties of coping as a single mom
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  • 6 days ago
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Doc: Angioectasia treatment’s goal to control bleeding
People with prolonged bleeding may need additional therapies, including medications, and surgery in a few cases

Dr. Roach: Goal of angioectasia treatment is to control the bleedingPeople with prolonged bleeding may need additional therapies, including medications, and surgery in a few cases
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  • 1 week ago
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Abby: Runaway granddaughter avoids attempts to connect
Should I go to the house and try and see her, or must we just sit back and wait for her to grow up?

Dear Abby: Runaway granddaughter avoids grandma’s attempts to connectShould I go to the house and try and see her, or must we just sit back and wait for her to grow up?
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  • 1 week ago
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Abby: Wife wants out of husband’s swinging life fling
I don’t want to be a spoilsport, but I feel he is being unfair to me

Dear Abby: Wife wants out of husband’s fling in swinging lifestyleI don’t want to be a spoilsport, but I feel he is being unfair to me
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Doc: Could diet help cut small-bowel obstructions?
Many experts recommend cutting insoluble fiber, found in nuts and seeds, bran and the skins of vegetables and fruits

Dr. Keith Roach: Could diet play a role in reducing small-bowel obstructions?Many experts recommend cutting insoluble fiber, found in nuts and seeds, bran and the skins of vegetables and fruits
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Abby: Mom laments that kids lack accomplishment, drive
My children work low-paying jobs, scrape by and have no ambition to do better

Dear Abby: Mother laments that her kids lack accomplishment and driveMy children work low-paying jobs, scrape by and have no ambition to do better
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Abby: Eighth-grader issues warning on nude photos
Pictures don’t stay as private as you might think

Dear Abby: Eighth-grader issues warning after friend shares nude photoPictures don’t stay as private as you might think
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Abby: Family’s safety put at risk by domestic violence
Help is available if victims recognize they need it and reach out

Dear Abby: Whole family’s safety is put at risk by domestic violenceHelp is available if victims recognize they need it and reach out
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Doc: Measuring significance of a cardiac calcium score
A statin drug and aspirin would be recommended for nearly all people with high calcium scores

Dr. Keith Roach: Measuring the significance of a cardiac calcium scoreA statin drug and aspirin would be recommended for nearly all people with high calcium scores
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Doc: CAR T uses body’s immune system to fight cancers
It is an example of adoptive cell transfer, a new type of treatment with the potential to change the way we treat cancer

Dr. Roach: CAR T uses the body’s immune system to fight some cancersIt is an example of adoptive cell transfer, a new type of treatment with the potential to change the way we treat cancer
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Abby: Vintage car ride makes woman fear for her life
Was I wrong to tell her I felt her car was unsafe?

Dear Abby: Ride in vintage car makes passenger fear for her lifeWas I wrong to tell her I felt her car was unsafe?
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Doc: How long does Fosamax stay in system and work?
Data shows the medication remains in the bone for years (and possibly decades) after stopping it

Dr. Roach: How long does Fosamax stay in system and continue to work?Data shows the medication remains in the bone for years (and possibly decades) after stopping it
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Abby: Crush on mom-in-law’s new husband stirs tension
Three years of this can be very wearing on my 54-year-old husband and me

Dear Abby: Crush on mother-in-law’s new husband stirs family tensionThree years of this can be very wearing on my 54-year-old husband and me
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Doc: Talking gun safety may cut death, injury risk
It is a physician’s place to make recommendations to responsible gun owners for reducing gun-violence risk

Dr. Roach: Discussing gun safety is a chance for doctors to reduce risk of injury or deathIt is a physician’s place to make recommendations to responsible gun owners for reducing gun-violence risk
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Abby: Make most of a new year, take it a day at a time
A list of New Year’s Resolutions is adopted from the original credo of Al-Anon

Dear Abby: Make the most of a new year by taking one day at a timeA list of New Year’s Resolutions is adopted from the original credo of Al-Anon
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Doc: Tingling sensation on neck bears investigation
Tingling sensations usually are due to nerve problems, such as compression

Dr. Roach: Recurrent tingling sensation on neck bears investigationTingling sensations usually are due to nerve problems, such as compression
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
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Doc: Should ‘benign mucus plugging’ prompt doc visit?
It’s possible you have residual damage from smoking years ago or you have asthma that is so mild you haven’t noticed it

Dr. Roach: Should ‘benign mucus plugging’ prompt pulmonologist visit?It’s possible you have residual damage from smoking years ago or you have asthma that is so mild you haven’t noticed it
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Abby: Patience, pocketbook are worn thin by grandkids
My mother has to care for my brother’s four kids every day and is pretty much raising them

Dear Abby: Patience and pocketbook are worn thin by grandkidsMy mother has to care for my brother’s four kids every day and is pretty much raising them
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Abby: Cheater shifts blame for collapse of relationship
My partner (who is sleeping with someone else) says he is no longer in love with me because he thinks I cheated on him

Dear Abby: Cheating partner shifts blame for collapse of relationshipMy partner (who is sleeping with someone else) says he is no longer in love with me because he thinks I cheated on him
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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Doc: Best to identify your problem allergen
Antihistamines or nasal steroids may be of help

Dr. Roach: When battling allergies, your best weapon is identifying your problem allergenAntihistamines or nasal steroids may be of help
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Abby: Patient’s feelings for doctor stir confusion
I don’t want to move on to another doctor because I value his services

Patient’s romantic feelings for doctor cause confusionI don’t want to move on to another doctor because I value his services
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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Abby: Pair’s oft-chilly marriage subzero after election
We don’t fight, but we live like roommates, although we continue to share a bed

Dear Abby: Couple’s oft-chilly marriage is subzero following electionWe don’t fight, but we live like roommates, although we continue to share a bed
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Doc: Could separated abdominal muscles come from crash?
Diastasis recti is a separation of the left and right halves of your abdominal muscle

Dr. Keith Roach: Could separated abdominal muscles come from car accident?Diastasis recti is a separation of the left and right halves of your abdominal muscle
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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