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Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’

Maybe it’s time America’s psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule.

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Pressure builds for Trump to change federal ethanol mandate

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel -- as many politicians, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2018 1:26 a.m. | | Pressure builds for Trump to  change federal ethanol mandate  Comments 0 Comments

Pap tests are named for the doctor who developed the technique

DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr ...

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Posted: jan. 21, 2018 7:06 p.m. | | Pap tests are named for the doctor who developed the technique Comments 0 Comments

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On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 9:09 p.m. | | What Attorney General Jeff Sessions  doesn’t  understand about medical pot Comments 0 Comments

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

The majority of our relationships are in shambles.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 9:08 p.m. | | She phubbs me, she phubbs me not: Why Smartphones could be ruining your love life Comments 0 Comments

Heartburn and indigestion: Is there a cure?

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

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Posted: jan. 14, 2018 5:59 p.m. | | Heartburn and indigestion: Is there a cure? Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2018 5:52 p.m. | | Oprah’s Golden Globes lecture Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 6:27 p.m. | | Book thrown at Trump Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 6:25 p.m. | | Their dog goes nuts when kids next door bounce on trampoline Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 07, 2018 6:25 p.m. | | PAC without symptoms needn’t raise an alarm Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: jan. 01, 2018 5:29 p.m. | | The Grinchy  Washington  Post folks Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:51 p.m. | | Social Security  update for 2018 Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 29, 2017 7:31 p.m. | | Wanting what you have Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:18 p.m. | | Hepatitis vaccines, past and present Comments 0 Comments

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. 

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:18 p.m. | | Can math predict what you’ll do next? Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 7:17 p.m. | | Trump’s right about one  thing: US Senate should end its 60-vote majority Comments 0 Comments

End of free and open Internet?

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

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Posted: dec. 17, 2017 6:20 p.m. | | End of free and open Internet? Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted: dec. 10, 2017 6:01 p.m. | | We hate phone menus & don’t trust virtual assistants like Siri Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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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 ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2017 12:58 a.m. | | I’d vote for it. You should, too Comments 1 Comment

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 ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:17 p.m. | | Using both red yeast rice and a statin drug not recommended Comments 0 Comments

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

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Posted: dec. 03, 2017 7:17 p.m. | | Can dogs and owners be mismatched? Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: nov. 28, 2017 6:30 p.m. | | I Got Fired for Calling Out Liberal Hypocrisy on Clinton Accusers Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2017 8:05 p.m. | | Bicuspid aortic valve has only two leaflets Comments 0 Comments

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 ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2017 8:04 p.m. | | After tax cuts derailed the ‘California  dream,’ is tate getting back on track? Comments 0 Comments

How media sexism demeans women and fuels abuse

The sexual abuse scandal currently embroiling media mogul Harvey Weinstein has stunned the United States, with Hollywood and the fashion industry declaring that “this way ...

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Posted: nov. 26, 2017 8:04 p.m. | | How media sexism  demeans women  and fuels abuse Comments 0 Comments

Gun control shouldn’t be this hard to put in place

Before the gun lobby or its sycophants in Congress bring out their usual talking points for why we can’t ever have common sense gun ...

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Posted: nov. 24, 2017 10:30 p.m. | | Gun control shouldn’t be this hard to put in place Comments 0 Comments

This tax plan is going to cost a lot more than advertised

House Republicans and Donald Trump are ballyhooing the wonders of their new tax plan. It’s called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which we ...

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Posted: nov. 24, 2017 10:30 p.m. | | This tax plan is going to cost  a lot more than advertised Comments 0 Comments

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