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Doc: Bone loss may result from breast cancer drug use
Arimidex stops the conversion of androgens to estrogens that encourage cancer, but estrogens also help keep bones strong

Dr. Keith Roach: Breast cancer drugs may leave survivors susceptible to bone lossArimidex stops the conversion of androgens to estrogens that encourage cancer, but estrogens also help keep bones strong
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  • 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
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Teen immersed in electronics losing touch with people
Because of her divorce, I think his mother is reluctant to set boundaries for him

Teen immersed in electronics is losing touch with peopleBecause of her divorce, I think his mother is reluctant to set boundaries for him
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  • 2 hours, 56 minutes 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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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Abby: Widower isn’t ready for romance
Problem is, he’s still in love with my late wife who died 4 years ago

Dear Abby: Widower finds companionship, but isn’t ready for romanceProblem is, he’s still in love with my late wife who died 4 years ago
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Doc: Treating symptoms better than treating lab results
In an ideal world, people with symptoms of low thyroid have consistent lab findings, but that’s not always the case

Dr. Keith Roach: Often, treating symptoms is better than treating lab resultsIn an ideal world, people with symptoms of low thyroid have consistent lab findings, but that’s not always the case
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  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
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Doc: Uncontrollable hand shaking may be focal seizure
I am 66 and have a number of underlying conditions, including two types of epilepsy

Dr. Roach: Uncontrollable hand shaking may be focal seizureI am 66 and have a number of underlying conditions, including two types of epilepsy
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  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
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Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear family down
I even overheard her telling these stories to the yard man recently

Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family downI even overheard her telling these stories to the yard man recently
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  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
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Afraid to Ask: Should I talk to my massage therapist?

Afraid to Ask: Am I supposed to talk to my massage therapist?That’s really up to the client, as is a decision on taking off any clothes for the message
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  • 5 days ago
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Abby: Communication gap sparked by dad’s disapproval
My brother, who is from the Middle East, married an American woman and moved to Arizona without telling his family

Dear Abby: Family communication gap is sparked by dad’s disapprovalMy brother, who is from the Middle East, married an American woman and moved to Arizona without telling his family
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  • 5 days ago
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Abby: Serial dad keeps chummy relationships with exes
Unless you would seriously consider joining this ‘harem,’ I urge you to religiously practice contraception

Dear Abby: Serial father keeps chummy relationships with his exesUnless you would seriously consider joining this ‘harem,’ I urge you to religiously practice contraception
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  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
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Doc: Test for allergen returns troubling result
More testing is needed to determine if anything needs to be done

Dr. Keith Roach: Test for allergen returns troubling result for readerMore testing is needed to determine if anything needs to be done
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  • 6 days, 4 hours ago
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Abby: Girlfriend deserves to know of man’s abusive past
Throughout my teenage years, my brother raped me every chance he got

Dear Abby: Girlfriend deserves to know about man’s abusive pastThroughout my teenage years, my brother raped me every chance he got
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  • 1 week ago
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Doc: There are many causes of post-surgery cough
People without any history of asthma still may have some asthma symptoms, especially a cough, after surgery

Dr. Keith Roach: There are many possible causes of post-surgery coughPeople without any history of asthma still may have some asthma symptoms, especially a cough, after surgery
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  • 1 week ago
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Abby: Gal pals can’t see positives in her open marriage
I love this man dearly, but neither of us want it to be full-time

Dear Abby: Gal pals can’t see positives in woman’s open marriageI love this man dearly, but neither of us want it to be full-time
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Doc: Remove mass on parotid gland sooner than later
Untreated, the tumor is likely to grow, making it harder and more dangerous to remove

Dr. Keith Roach: Remove mass on parotid gland sooner rather than laterUntreated, the tumor is likely to grow, making it harder and more dangerous to remove
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Abby: Friend finds gender fluidity hard swallow
I feel like a fraud when my friend vents her indignation that someone called someone else by the wrong pronoun

Dear Abby: Friend finds gender fluidity a hard concept to swallowI feel like a fraud when my friend vents her indignation that someone called someone else by the wrong pronoun
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Doc: Right ventricle dysplasia can run in families
About a third of family members are found to have it

Dr. Keith Roach: Right ventricle dysplasia can run in familiesAbout a third of family members are found to have it
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Doc: Vitamin C supplements unlikely to prevent dementia
A review of recent studies concludes a diet rich in vitamin C (and other nutrients) is helps prevent dementia

Dr. Roach: High-dose vitamin C supplements unlikely to prevent dementiaA review of recent studies concludes a diet rich in vitamin C (and other nutrients) is helps prevent dementia
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Abby: Fetish drives man to badger his wife into smoking
He fantasizes about me smoking all day, every day

Abby: Fetish drives man to badger his wife into smoking againHe fantasizes about me smoking all day, every day
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Abby: Teen’s behavior draws strong words from readers
What 13-year-old Jason did was not merely misbehaving

Dear Abby: Teen’s behavior draws strong words from concerned readersWhat 13-year-old Jason did was not merely misbehaving
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Doc: Thoracic hernia rare in adults, common in babies
As more people undergo CT scanning for other issues, more cases are expected to be identified

Dr. Keith Roach: Thoracic hernia rare in adults, common in babiesAs more people undergo CT scanning for other issues, more cases are expected to be identified
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Abby: Teen tells mom to avoid his band performances
Should I respect his wishes and stay away, or go because it is what makes me happy?

Dear Abby: Teen tells mom to stay away during his band performancesShould I respect his wishes and stay away, or go because it is what makes me happy?
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Doc: Frustrating condition has man frequently lost
Developmental topographic disorientation seems to be more common than most think

Dr. Keith Roach: Frustrating condition leaves young man frequently lostDevelopmental topographic disorientation seems to be more common than most think
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Doc: Factor V leiden affects clot formation
However, most people with the mutation will not develop a blood clot

Dr. Roach: Factor V leiden is a gene mutation affecting clot formationHowever, most people with the mutation will not develop a blood clot
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Abby: Sweethearts struggling with a 30-year age gap
I want children, he’s happy with grandchildren; he wants to travel after retirement, I’m just starting my career

Dear Abby: Sweethearts struggling with a 30-year age gapI want children, he’s happy with grandchildren; he wants to travel after retirement, I’m just starting my career
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Abby: His tryst with wife’s yoga teacher causes strain
This was 35 years ago, before I met my wife!

Dear Abby: Man’s old tryst with wife’s yoga teacher causes strainThis was 35 years ago, before I met my wife!
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Doc: ‘Myelodysplastic syndrome’ covers range of illness
The treatment and prognosis vary among its different subtypes

Dr. Keith Roach: ‘Myelodysplastic syndrome’ covers a range of diseasesThe treatment and prognosis vary among its different subtypes
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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