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    October 6, 2022

    Recognizing the difference between current strains of viruses

    DEAR DR. ROACH: Are the current strains of COVID and monkeypox similar to the AIDS virus? I’m confused about the manner of spreading it and where these strains came from. — Z.B. ANSWER: SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), monkeypox virus, and HIV (the virus that causes HIV infection and, ultimately, AIDS) are all viruses, […]

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    October 6, 2022

    Taurus: Leave nothing to chance, and don’t take a risk with money, health or contracts. Use your intelligence to revise what isn’t working for you anymore.

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Luisa D’Oliveira, 36; Jeremy Sisto, 48; Amy Jo Johnson, 52; Britt Ekland, 80. Happy Birthday: Stay focused on what’s important, and you will find success this year. Keep your spending down and your sights on running a cost-efficient life. Organization and preparation will set you apart from anyone trying to […]

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    October 6, 2022

    Son-in-law tired of man’s rude, insulting behavior

    DEAR ABBY: My father-in-law, who lives out of state, regularly makes crude jokes and comments about his sex life or my sex life in my presence and in the presence of my wife, his wife and others. He once commented to me that he would be excited to see his daughter, my wife, in bed […]

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    October 5, 2022

    Prostate medication incites sexual side effects within men

    DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking tamsulosin and finasteride for prostate issues — nothing major, just the usual middle-of-the-night urges and frequent urination. Could these medications contribute to my new concerns of erectile dysfunction (ED), changes in ejaculation and/or my occasional bout with kidney stones? My urologist has suggested Viagra for the ED, but […]

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    October 5, 2022

    Aries: Do your part, and you’ll become the go-to person. Structure what happens to help others, and you’ll gain allies.

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kara Royster, 29; Jesse Eisenberg, 39; Scott Weinger, 47; Kate Winslet, 47. Happy Birthday:  Make personal growth a priority. Expand your interests, hone your skills and take responsibility for your life, happiness and success. Travel, education and experience will help you recognize what you want to do next and the […]

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    October 5, 2022

    Niece keeps secret life hidden from her mother

    DEAR ABBY: My niece, “Amanda,” is 19 and fairly close with my daughter “Hayley,” who is 18. Since graduating from high school and through her first year away at college, Amanda has been going out of town to meet men she meets online. Amanda shares her location with Hayley through Snapchat “in case something happens.” […]

  • Published
    October 4, 2022

    Narrow angle glaucoma calls for an immediate laser iridotomy

    DEAR DR. ROACH: My eye doctor told me I’m in danger of an “acute attack” of narrow angle glaucoma and that I need iridotomy in both eyes right away. He also said this may be related to my headaches. I wanted to get a sense of whether to go ahead with it pretty quickly or […]

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    October 4, 2022

    Pisces: Put your energy into your home, family and romancing someone you deem special.

    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ella Balinska, 26; Alicia Silverstone, 46; Liev Schreiber, 55; Susan Sarandon, 76. Happy Birthday: Spread some joy. Kindness and consideration will help you charm your way into opportunities galore this year. Follow through with a disciplined attitude and some concrete ideas to share with the people you want to work […]

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    October 4, 2022

    College classmate won’t take no for an answer

    DEAR ABBY: My spouse and I work at the college where we were undergraduates. The school has a strong reunion tradition, and thousands of alumni come with their families to relive their college days. We live here year-round and are sort of done with reminiscing. In years past, I’ve had boundary issues with former classmates […]

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    October 3, 2022

    Excess connective tissue leads to outward skin conditions

    DEAR DR. ROACH: In my 40s, I developed lumps in the palm of my hands. I was diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture and underwent hand surgery to correct the condition. I also noticed similar lumps in the arches of my feet, which cause no pain, so I’ve not sought treatment for my feet. Now in my […]

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