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Hepatitis vaccines, past and present

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have some questions about hepatitis vaccines. I live in Los Angeles, and have recently seen a few articles in the local paper about an outbreak of hepatitis A in the area. I went to my hospital and requested the hepatitis A vaccine. I was given the first of a two-shot vaccine, and was told to come back in six months for the second shot. I asked the nurse how long the vaccine would protect me after I took the second shot, and she didn't know the answer to my question.

December 17, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Can math predict what you’ll do next?

Good scientists are not only able to uncover patterns in the things they study, but to use this information to predict the future.

December 17, 2017 | DANIEL J. DENIS | Other Views


Why do dogs flip out when doorbell rings?

DEAR DIDI: My dog flips out every time the doorbell goes off! I even asked my regular guests to knock instead and now he flips out over that. :( What can we do to stop this behavior? -Frustrated in Stockton

December 17, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


Trump’s right about one thing: US Senate should end its 60-vote majority

As the dramatic and traumatic first year of the Trump presidency nears the finish line, with major legislative struggles over tax legislation and the budget, it is easy to overlook other important political events.

December 17, 2017 | DANIEL WIRLS | Other Views


End of free and open Internet?

Free and open access to the internet is a virtuous democratic principle known as "net neutrality."

December 17, 2017 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


Top spook looks back

Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision - that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community.

December 17, 2017 | | Other Views


Puppies for Christmas not wise idea

DEAR DIDI: Our kids have been begging for a dog for a couple of years now. My husband wants to surprise them with a puppy for Christmas but I am worried that it might send the wrong message to the kids. He insists that we are strict enough to enforce the chores that will be involved. We have five kids: a girl age 2, a boy age 4, a boy age 6, a boy age 7, and a girl age 9. Do you have any recommendations for us? -Professional Mom

December 10, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


We hate phone menus & don’t trust virtual assistants like Siri

"Just thinking about it makes me break out into hives" reported one man in his 60's. A woman in her 30's said she does everything she can to avoid it, including pretending she doesn't speak English. A woman in her 20's said she'll do an intensive online search, including blogs, websites and forums, to find others struggling with the same problem so she feels "less alone."

December 10, 2017 | JACOB GROSHEK | Other Views


All about Christmas

Yes, it's the Advent Season where all things Christmas are on full display. Decorations have been set up in stores for quite a few weeks. Plus, the advertising has focused on what you can get for that special someone. Not to mention office parties and large gatherings to celebrate Christmas and so on.

December 10, 2017 | CHUCK ROOTS | Other Views


I’d vote for it. You should, too

Warts and all, if I were a voting member of Congress, I would certainly cast a yea for the tax-cut plans passed by the Senate and House that are headed for conference (to work out minor differences) in the weeks ahead.

December 05, 2017 | | Other Views


Using both red yeast rice and a statin drug not recommended

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you said that red yeast rice acts as a kind of natural statin. Can natural and synthetic statins be used together? -- M.P.A.

December 03, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Can dogs and owners be mismatched?

DEAR DIDI: Is it ever possible that, through no fault of the human or the dog, the two are just mismatched? - Worried in Lathrop

December 03, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


I Got Fired for Calling Out Liberal Hypocrisy on Clinton Accusers

It was bizarre watching KABC TalkRadio in Los Angeles - my hypocritical ex-employer - hold a televised press conference. It turns out that one of the station's news anchors, Leeann Tweeden, claims Sen. Al Franken groped her. In 2006, Tweeden said, before Franken became a senator, he and she participated in a USO tour to entertain the troops in the Middle East.

November 28, 2017 | Larry Elder | Other Views


Bicuspid aortic valve has only two leaflets

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve at age 54 (I'm now 62). I see a general cardiologist annually for an echocardiogram and an EKG, and have had one transesophageal echocardiogram. However, he has never ordered a CT or MRI to thoroughly check my aorta. I've read that BAV patients may have a connective tissue disorder, resulting in aortic problems (aneurysm, dissection).

November 26, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


After tax cuts derailed the ‘California dream,’ is tate getting back on track?

1978, the year I graduated from college with a degree in economics, most voters in my state chose to turn their backs on the "California dream."

November 26, 2017 | | Other Views


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What Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t understand about medical pot

On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws.

January 15, 2018 | | Other Views


She phubbs me, she phubbs me not: Why Smartphones could be ruining your love life

The majority of our relationships are in shambles.

January 15, 2018 | | Other Views


Heartburn and indigestion: Is there a cure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: What cures heartburn and indigestion? -- R.G.

January 14, 2018 | | Other Views


Oprah’s Golden Globes lecture

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hosts the Golden Globes, may have provided the rocket fuel for Oprah Winfrey for President in 2020. Her acceptance ...

January 14, 2018 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Book thrown at Trump

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump assured voters that, if elected, he would hire "the best people." It was a claim that suggested Trump ...

January 07, 2018 | | Other Views


Their dog goes nuts when kids next door bounce on trampoline

DEAR DIDI: My husband and I have a Toy Poodle/Shih Tzu cross. The neighbors behind us have children. They put a trampoline against the ...

January 07, 2018 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


PAC without symptoms needn’t raise an alarm

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old man in excellent health and physical condition. I ride a bicycle 60 miles a week, and I generally ...

January 07, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


The Grinchy Washington Post folks

Liberals at the Washington Post didn't seem to have a merry Christmas this year. They were seriously unhappy about the fact that anyone would ...

January 01, 2018 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Social Security update for 2018

It has been my custom for most of the past 20 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the Social Security changes and updates ...

December 29, 2017 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views


Wanting what you have

New Years is when we make resolutions aimed at change: a new body (the diet resolution), a new partner (or any), a new job (or ...

December 29, 2017 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


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