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Doc: Benefit of keto diet doesn’t warrant extended use
Many of the foods you can’t eat on this diet are those shown to be associated with improved health

Dr. Keith Roach: Small upfront benefit of keto diet doesn’t warrant extended useMany of the foods you can’t eat on this diet are those shown to be associated with improved health
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  • 7 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Abby: Woman with anxiety disability a skepticism target
I feel like I’m in a lose-lose situation when the subject of my disability comes up

Dear Abby: Woman with anxiety disability a target of public skepticismI feel like I’m in a lose-lose situation when the subject of my disability comes up
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  • 1 day, 14 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, 4 months ago
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Doc: At 90 pounds, chemo patient should skip fasting
In theory, fasting may make cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy

Dr. Keith Roach: At 90 pounds, chemo patient should skip fasting regimenIn theory, fasting may make cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy
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  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
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Abby: Trampoline poses risk for sun-loving neighbor
I would like to enjoy our pool (how to put this delicately?) without tan lines or exposing myself to tgrampoline jumpers

Dear Abby: Trampoline next door poses risk for sun-loving neighborI would like to enjoy our pool (how to put this delicately?) without tan lines or exposing myself to tgrampoline jumpers
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Doc: Bad online reviews delay osteoporosis treatment
The problem with websites that have side effect info is that people with them are a lot more likely to respond

Dr. Keith Roach: Don’t let bad online reviews delay osteoporosis treatmentThe problem with websites that have side effect info is that people with them are a lot more likely to respond
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Abby: Tension mounts for tired mom who gets little help
I don’t want to resent my husband, but I’m starting to

Dear Abby: Tension mounts for tired mom who gets little help from dadI don’t want to resent my husband, but I’m starting to
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Doc: Huntington’s a progressive loss of function
It is caused by an abnormality in the huntingtin gene called ‘CAG repeats’

Dr. Keith Roach: Huntington’s disease a progressive loss of functionIt is caused by an abnormality in the huntingtin gene called ‘CAG repeats’
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Abby: Search on to replace destroyed special recipes
I’m now starting over from scratch to collect special recipes I can pass down to my children

Dear Abby: Search on to replace destroyed special recipesI’m now starting over from scratch to collect special recipes I can pass down to my children
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Doc: Shockwave therapy for ED not living up to hype
It is most commonly used for treating kidney stones

Dr. Keith Roach: Shockwave therapy for ED not living up to hypeIt is most commonly used for treating kidney stones
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  • 2 days, 14 hours ago
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Abby: Mom desperate to stop teen’s violent outbursts
At 13, it’s too soon to throw up your hands and give up on him

Dear Abby: Mom is desperate to stop teen’s violent outburstsAt 13, it’s too soon to throw up your hands and give up on him
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  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
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Doc: Are personal sanitary habits key to good health?
Eating well and taking good care of yourself doesn’t guarantee a long, healthy life

Dr. Roach: Are personal sanitary habits the key to good health?Eating well and taking good care of yourself doesn’t guarantee a long, healthy life
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  • 1 week ago
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Abby: Teen with older boyfriend keeps late hours
As her father, I’ve told her I’m not going to raise an out-of-wedlock baby

Dear Abby: Teen with older boyfriend keeps dangerously late hoursAs her father, I’ve told her I’m not going to raise an out-of-wedlock baby
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  • 1 week ago
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Abby: Girl feels like Cinderella in ‘boys club’ home
Unlike my brother, my father makes me do dishes, clean my room, and he badgers me about my weight

Dear Abby: Girl feels like Cinderella in ‘boys club’ householdUnlike my brother, my father makes me do dishes, clean my room, and he badgers me about my weight
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Abby: In-laws’ scorn chips away at his confidence
I am scared my kids will see how they treat me and think it is OK to do so

Dear Abby: In-laws’ public scorn chips away at man’s confidenceI am scared my kids will see how they treat me and think it is OK to do so
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Doc: Any new treatments for essential tremor?
Ultrasound treatment is effective for most, but it side effects can be weakness, gait disturbance and/or numbness

Dr. Keith Roach: Any new treatments for essential tremor?Ultrasound treatment is effective for most, but it side effects can be weakness, gait disturbance and/or numbness
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Doc: Crohn’s disease creates challenges to healthy diet
Nearly everyone I see would benefit from eating less meat, less processed carbohydrates and more vegetables and fruits

Dr. Roach: Crohn’s disease creates challenges to healthy dietNearly everyone I see would benefit from eating less meat, less processed carbohydrates and more vegetables and fruits
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Abby: Preschooler being breastfed a concern for father
Our daughter’s mouth is filled with cavities, and my wife’s breasts are no-touch zones sexually

Dear Abby: Preschooler being breastfed is a concern for her fatherOur daughter’s mouth is filled with cavities, and my wife’s breasts are no-touch zones sexually
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Doc: Meningioma a tumor of the brain’s lining
The main problem with this type of tumor is that they grow, and there is not a lot of room inside the skull to spare

Dr. Keith Roach: Meningioma a tumor of the brain’s liningThe main problem with this type of tumor is that they grow, and there is not a lot of room inside the skull to spare
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Abby: Pair disagree on display of bathroom art
When his father came to visit recently, he took it down and hid it

Dear Abby: Couple disagrees on display of possibly provocative bathroom artWhen his father came to visit recently, he took it down and hid it
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Doc: Could ‘beaver fever’ be digestive trouble source?
‘Beaver fever’ is an infection from the parasite Giardia lamblia, in water where animals (especially beavers) are found

Dr. Keith Roach: Could ‘beaver fever’ be the source of digestive trouble?‘Beaver fever’ is an infection from the parasite Giardia lamblia, in water where animals (especially beavers) are found
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Doc: Flesh-eating bacteria: terrifying, rare condition
It may occur in people who are otherwise healthy and who happen to get an injury that penetrates the skin

Doc: Flesh-eating bacteria: terrifying, but rare conditionIt may occur in people who are otherwise healthy and who happen to get an injury that penetrates the skin
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Abby: Invitation loses appeal as details are revealed
My boyfriend says she wants to take off with him to a bar for her birthday drink, while I I’m at home with her fiance

Dear Abby: Best friend’s invitation loses appeal as details are revealedMy boyfriend says she wants to take off with him to a bar for her birthday drink, while I I’m at home with her fiance
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Abby: Community’s sunny side hides neighborhood grudges
Everyone we met was friendly, but quite a few seemed to have a grudge about at least one other person in the community

Dear Abby: Community’s sunny surface hides neighborhood grudgesEveryone we met was friendly, but quite a few seemed to have a grudge about at least one other person in the community
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Doc: What can be done after kidney disease diagnosis?
A 76-year-old woman can have CKD when they have normal kidneys that have aged as expected

Dr. Keith Roach: What can be done after diagnosis of chronic kidney disease?A 76-year-old woman can have CKD when they have normal kidneys that have aged as expected
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Abby: Retired husband’s wardrobe too casual for wife
I love the man who used to care about his appearance, not this retired, sloppy-looking guy

Dear Abby: Retired husband’s wardrobe too casual for wife’s comfortI love the man who used to care about his appearance, not this retired, sloppy-looking guy
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Doc: Muscle aches, not joint pain, a statin side effect
Of all the statins, pravastatin tends to have relatively few side effects

Dr. Keith Roach: Muscle aches, not joint pain, are a usual statin side effectOf all the statins, pravastatin tends to have relatively few side effects
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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