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ID theft: What to do if it happens

Tax identity theft once again topped the IRS list of tax scams for 2015. CNBC recently reported on a report issued by the IRS Inspector General as "a bigger and more expansive problem than anyone ever thought, and the IRS isn't doing enough to fix it." "This involved thieves getting your identity, filing bogus tax returns on your behalf and then collecting inflated refunds and making off with the money". The Inspector General said that "The IRS expects to pay out up to 21 billion dollars in bogus refunds to thieves across the country." Of course, the IRS takes ...

August 31, 2015 | Tom Vermeulen | Other Views


We need to ‘bear’ this in mind

On August 7, an experienced hiker was found dead and half eaten by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The offending bear was later euthanized.

August 31, 2015 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views


Reasons why dog crates work

DEAR DIDI: I don't understand why people are putting their dogs in a cage these days. We never did that growing up with our dogs. They were perfectly happy outside and now my trainer is recommending that I crate my dog inside to potty train her. How is a cage indoors better than letting her have the entire backyard to run in? - Manteca Dog Owner

August 30, 2015 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


Tips for reducing eye strain

DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you mind providing some guidelines for preventing eye strain? I'm a graduate student, so I spend a lot of time reading, both from computer screens and from books. I will always need to read to get things done, but I'd also like my eyes to last me my whole life. -- B.I.

August 30, 2015 | Dr. Roach | Other Views


Dis-integrating America

The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today.

August 28, 2015 | | Other Views


President Bernie?

For Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with surprise hit of the summer season Donald Trump, some people are really beginning to ask: could it happen?

August 28, 2015 | | Other Views


Poor-Shaming 2.0

Being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations, and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican officeholders that causes them to go out of their way to make life even harder for low-income people?

August 27, 2015 | | Other Views


Risks, benefits of hpv vaccine for boys

DEAR DR. ROACH: What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of HPV vaccine for boys? -- L.P.B.

August 26, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Same supplement can be effective for arthritis

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please tell me about the supplement SAMe. I am a woman, 58, who suffers from osteoarthritis from my exercise routine, which is three days of heavy lifting with free weights and 15 miles of jogging each week. I love the workouts but not the pain it causes in my hands, knees and lower back.

August 25, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


The best bmi for a long life

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 81-year-old man in good health. I am 5 feet, 11 inches tall and now weigh 175 pounds after intentionally losing 15 pounds through a combination of diet and exercise. I feel better at this weight than I did at my former weight, but my doctor says the studies he has read show that if a person is slightly overweight, he is likely to live longer than a person who weighs less. Do you agree with his position? -- D.N.K.

August 24, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Shielding Wall Street from bigotry

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.

August 24, 2015 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Hillary: Nominee or indictee?

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.

August 24, 2015 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


We all need vacations

Every time the president goes on vacation, roughly half the talking heads jump all over him. They tally up how many days he's spent on vacation, or how many rounds of golf he's played since he became president, and then manage to remind us that we're not taking vacations on fancy islands in houses that rent out for a princely sum.

August 23, 2015 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


Early satiety often due to ibs

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was successfully treated for H. pylori five years ago. I continue to have stomach pain, which has been diagnosed as gastritis. For the past three weeks, when I eat even a small amount of food, I feel extremely full and bloated for hours.

August 23, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Donald drives the debate

"If it weren't for me," Donald Trump told the Fox News moderators at the first Republican presidential debate, "you wouldn't even be talking about illegal immigration." The record-breaking audience of 24 million, which is 10 times Fox's usual nightly viewership, had to agree.

August 20, 2015 | | Other Views


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Conquistador Trump

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk.

September 02, 2016 | | Other Views


Those national anthem haters

The Black Lives Matter movement is two years old, so it's a little odd that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has suddenly become ...

September 02, 2016 | | Other Views


QB Colin Kaepernick’s fight against ‘racism’

Recent polls find a majority of Americans believe that "race relations," since the election of the first black president, have gotten worse, not better. Colin ...

September 01, 2016 | | Other Views


Obama churns out pardons

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal drug offenders. In his first term, Obama endured the sting of critics like ...

September 01, 2016 | | Other Views


Federal hy-pot-crisy

For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will ...

August 31, 2016 | | Other Views


The Clinton Foundation fiasco

The Clinton Foundation has become a serious problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Everyone knows the Clintons made a mockery of the promises they made ...

August 31, 2016 | | Other Views


No learning from mistakes

Some people do not learn from their mistakes. Anthony Weiner is one. The husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin resigned from Congress in 2011 ...

August 30, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Their war, not ours

The debacle that is U.S. Syria policy is today on naked display.

August 30, 2016 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


Help for IBS

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 92 and in exceptional health. I have irritable bowel syndrome, and my digestive system goes through a cycle of constipation ...

August 29, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Drones help farmers save every drop

LOS BANOS (AP) - A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of ...

August 29, 2016 | SCOTT SMITH | Other Views


Foreseeable sinkhole!

There have been so many "last time" in our lives that we never paid attention too. Often we take things for granted, like the last ...

August 29, 2016 | AL MONCADA | Other Views


Lesson of ‘The Snake’

Earlier this month in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called "The Snake." The ...

August 29, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Sweet news: Strawberry season not quite over yet

It's still strawberry season, but not for long. Several strawberry fruit stands are done for the year and are busy planting the next crop.

August 29, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Other Views


St. Anthony’s preps for harvest festival

Some things that are old are new again at St. Anthony of Padua's annual harvest festival. And a few of the attractions will be ...

August 29, 2016 | ROSE ALBANO RISSO | Other Views


Surgery best option for ruptured appendix

DEAR DR. ROACH: A co-worker of mine recently had a ruptured appendix. The doctors did not remove it, but instead gave him heavy doses of ...

August 28, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


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