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    • 6:58 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
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    Son's clumsiness may have a physical cause

    Dear Abby: In short, my son is a klutz — to the point that it affects his self-confidence.

    • 6:59 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
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    Patient prefers to split thyroid medication

    Dear Dr. Roach: I had my thyroid removed for a goiter 35 years ago. My doctor put me on 100 mcg of thyroid medication; however, when I took it, I got sick. My hands shook, and my heart beat very quickly (over 100). So one doctor told me to split it, and take 50 in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. I felt better, and I took it twice a day for 30 years. After menopause, a different doctor changed it to 88 mcg and said to take it one time a day.

  1. A rental car grace period? Better say your prayers

    The nuns at old St. Mary's taught me that there were two kinds of grace: sanctifying and actual. But I don't think Sister Theresa traveled much, or she would have known there's a third kind of grace: rental car.

    • 8:48 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Abusive father makes gathering painful

    Dear Abby: I adore my son-in-law, 'Tom.' He's a wonderful husband to our daughter. He's always inviting us to dinner, along with his parents and family. We get along with them, but can't stand how they treat Tom.

  2. Does man have herpes or antibiotic allergy?

    Dear Dr. Roach: Four years ago, my husband had an abscess. What started as a boil became so deep and hard that he required general anesthesia to remove it. The wound was left open, and we had to change the packing twice a day for eight weeks. It was diagnosed as MRSA, and he was put on Bactrim. Six months later, an abscess appeared in his armpit, and again he was put on Bactrim. But this time he also broke out with sores in his mouth and genitals.

    • 5:55 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    • Advice

    Teen is looking for direction after high school graduation

    Dear Abby: I am an 18-year-old high school senior who is scared about what's going to happen after graduation. For the past three years I've known exactly where I'll be and what I will be doing in the general sense.

    • 7:00 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Tyke hits mom when she takes back cellphone

    Dear Abby: When my friend 'Fran' and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies.

    • 7:01 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
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    Healing collarbone may take longer than six weeks

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am a healthy 71-year-old man. I broke my collarbone in the middle. I was told the bone should stop moving and heal in four to six weeks. More than six weeks have passed. There has been slow but steady progress in moving my arm, but the bone is still moving. I have been told that I should start to consider an operation if it is still moving in a few more weeks.

    • 7:02 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
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    Guest howls over dog's attendance at wedding

    Dear Abby: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, 'Well, the wedding was at the beach.' The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these establishments.

    • 7:04 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • LIFESTYLE
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    How to treat RA in an HIV-positive patient

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am 49 years old and fairly healthy. I’ve been HIV-positive for over 20 years and have diabetes. My HIV doctor told me that my rheumatoid factor was 112, and said to see a rheumatologist. He told me that the shot for arthritis isn’t good for me because my immune system is not healthy. What do you think?

    • 6:37 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Girl, cousin require therapy after assault

    Dear Abby: My granddaughter 'Cindy,' age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, 'Bubby hurt me.' Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police.

    • 6:38 PM, Jul. 22, 2014
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    Surgery may affect the nervous system

    Dear Dr. Roach: I have had hot flashes, similar to those experienced by post-menopausal women, ever since my coronary bypass in 1990. I can be sitting quietly in a chair reading or at my computer, and suddenly I find myself dripping with perspiration. I also have had panic attacks, with increased heart rate and other physical symptoms. A few years ago, a 24-hour EKG showed heart-rhythm irregularities and that my heart stopped briefly while asleep.

    • 6:45 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Younger couples share how they handle their money

    Dear Readers: In April, I printed a letter from 'Wondering in Washington,' a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that 'any money I earn is mine' in a marriage or live-in situation.

    • 6:50 PM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Alcohol abuse can inhibit sexual function

    Dear Dr. Roach: Please en­lighten your readers about too much alcohol causing impotence. My husband drinks beer after beer daily, from noon until night, then expects to be able to perform. He’s done this for years, and now can’t get an erection. He’s 65. I’d like to know the damage he is doing to himself and what to look for in the future concerning his health.

    • 6:51 AM, Jul. 21, 2014
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    Do statins affect the heart muscle?

    Dear Dr Roach: I have had coronary bypass surgery, and I take cholesterol medicine. I have significant muscular weakness from my medicine. If the medicine ...

  3. Try boosting credit score on your own

    Q: I make pretty good money, but my credit score is low.

    • 6:58 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Teen's parents prefer to lead a quiet life

    Dear Abby: Neither of my parents do anything for fun. When Dad comes home from work, he either reads the newspaper or takes a nap. If Mom has free time after ...

    • 6:58 PM, Jul. 18, 2014
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    Headache a hallmark CSF leakage symptom

    Dear Dr. Roach: After many weeks of a unilateral nasal leakage of clear watery liquid, I was diagnosed with a cerebrospinal fluid leak. I experience almost ...

    • 7:12 PM, Jul. 17, 2014
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    Son decides life on the open road isn't for him

    Dear Abby: For years, my wife and I were RV enthusiasts. We have a son who was envious about our lifestyle and expressed a desire to own an RV and travel the ...

    • 6:26 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Reader reports happy ending to engagement ring dilemma

    Dear Abby: In July 2011, you posted an answer to 'Jittery Future Bride in Boston.'

    • 6:27 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
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    Pain and numbness in the hand may be a sign of nerve problem

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 92-year-old man with lots of age-related problems. I am dealing with them, but a few months ago I noticed that my right hand, ...

    • 6:27 PM, Jul. 15, 2014
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    Booklet aids in talking to teens about sex

    Dear Abby: Help! My daughter just turned 13, and I need to discuss the facts of life with her. I don't know where to start.

    • 6:54 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    Son must eventually be told of dad's crime

    Dear Abby: I am a mother of four. My oldest son, 'Jeff,' is from a previous marriage. My ex was convicted of child molestation, involving his daughter from a ...

    • 6:53 PM, Jul. 14, 2014
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    Is back brace to blame for swelling of foot?

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am 83 years old. I was lifting a heavy end table back in November, and I heard a crack. I went to the hospital and was there for six days. ...

  4. Which diet is the right diet?

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am taking Zetia and niacin for extremely high cholesterol and triglycerides. Exactly what type of diet should I be on to lower my cholesterol ...

    • 9:27 PM, Jul. 13, 2014
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    Grandchild must be taught boundaries

    Dear Abby: We were visiting my daughter and her husband when their 3-year-old, 'Bethany,' entered our room and rummaged through our medications. The door to ...

  5. Share your expertise in a way that shows it came from you

    Q: I can't decide whether to share some information with my colleagues. I am in the final year of a master's degree program, and I recently started a new job. ...

    • 5:54 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Teen is mocked for not wanting to date

    Dear Abby: I'm a 14-year-old girl in middle school. I have never seriously dated anyone, and the one time I did I felt trapped. My friends think it's weird ...

    • 5:57 PM, Jul. 11, 2014
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    Reaction to neomycin nixes shingles vaccine

    Dear Dr. Roach: I am 61 years old, and was anxious to get a shingles vaccine shot. I was upset to learn that, because I am allergic to neomycin, an ingredient ...

    • 6:55 PM, Jul. 10, 2014
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    Grown child still resents parents who skipped 'graduation'

    Dear Abby: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was ...

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