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Just what are dogs thinking?

Dear Didi: I wish I could crawl into my dog’s head and see what she is thinking.  Do you have a book that you ...

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Medical research has more than just a profit motive

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I have read all sorts of pamphlets and brochures; I have been to ...

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Comey is gone, worst is yet to come

The news that President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey is not cause for celebration.

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Post Office delivers, literally

A half-dollar hardly counts as money these days — it won’t even buy a cup of coffee. But pssssst… here’s an amazing half-dollar bargain ...

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Posted: may. 15, 2017 12:24 a.m. | | Post Office delivers, literally Comments 0 Comments

Crude comedians of ‘the Resistance’ movement

TV comedy cannot be too harsh when directed at President Donald Trump. There are no limits, and CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert has proven ...

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Pseudomonas sinus infection tricky to eradicate

DEAR DR. ROACH: After years and years of excessive nasal congestion and postnasal drip that frequently affected my speech, I was diagnosed with a pseudomonas ...

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Trump fires away — again

Washington is buzzing with talk of Watergate. In a town nostalgic for the days when reporters didn’t run in packs and Republicans and Democrats ...

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Distracted by the circus

I was about to get into it with my son about President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Andrew Jackson, a slave owner who died in ...

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Are there tests to determine dog intelligence?

Dear Didi: I have a 3 year old Doberman Pinscher named Bella.  She is the smartest dog I have ever owned. I’ve never owned ...

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Taming the cost of anticoagulants

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 83 and was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. My doctor put me on Eliquis. I have had no problems with ...

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President Trump stops the Left

President Donald Trump’s biggest achievement in his first 100 days? Easy. He stopped the left.

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Hypocrisy in the anti-Bill O’Reilly army over sexual harassment

Fox News took Bill O’Reilly off the air after a heavy campaign to fire him led by CNN’s media unit and The New ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Hypocrisy in the anti-Bill O’Reilly  army over sexual harassment Comments 0 Comments

How to not pass out while getting a tattoo

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to get a tattoo on the outer area of my hand, but upon doing it, I got dizzy and fainted ...

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How does one prepare family dog for newborn?

Dear Didi: We recently found out that my wife is expecting with our first child.  How do we prepare our 3 year old Boxer, Rocky ...

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Fresno killings suspect has history of violence

FRESNO— The suspect in this week’s racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as ...

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Posted: apr. 21, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | Fresno killings suspect  has history of violence Comments 0 Comments

Various questions on Social Security issues

Today’s column won’t focus on a single topic. Instead, I’ll just reach into the mailbag (well, really my email inbox) and pull ...

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In choice of blood thinner, does safety or convenience take precedence?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I received excellent care, and the cardiac doctors recommended a blood thinner, with a clear ...

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How your selfie could affect your life insurance

A selfie reveals more than whether it’s a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you ...

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Is democracy in a death spiral?

“You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don’t think it’s worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only ...

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Transactional President

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump flew to Palm Beach Thursday for Easter weekend, there was a lull in his first 100 days -- a chance for ...

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Schwannomas of the spine are nerve-sheath tumors

DEAR DR. ROACH: For several months, I’ve been suffering with severe lower-back pain while standing. It radiates down my leg, into my buttocks. Several ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2017 10:48 p.m. | | Schwannomas of the spine are nerve-sheath tumors Comments 0 Comments

Dealing with your dog’s teen phase

Dear Didi: We have a Labradoodle that is about to turn 7 months old. He has been full of energy and a major handful so ...

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Will Christianity perish in land of its birthplace?

“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good ...

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Obama claimed ‘all’ of Syria’s chemical weapons eliminated

The Obama administration claimed that it negotiated with Syria and Russia to eliminate “100 percent” of Syria’s chemical weapons. After President Barack Obama’s ...

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Trumpcare was for CEOs

It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP’s so-called “replacement” for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway.

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Our laughable leader

It was one of the stupidest threats I have ever heard from a president of the United States, followed by one of the most ludicrous ...

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Diarrhea not likely caused by arteriovenous malformations

DEAR DR. ROACH: After a capsule endoscopy for unexplained chronic diarrhea and gastrointestinal bleeding, I was told that I most likely have an arteriovenous malformation ...

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Posted: apr. 02, 2017 8:08 p.m. | | Diarrhea not likely caused by arteriovenous malformations Comments 0 Comments

Bee: Great world leader?

One might think that Fortune would want to keep a sober reputation as a magazine for business executives. But it made a fool of itself ...

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Gutting climate protections won’t bring back coal jobs

When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Gutting climate protections  won’t bring back coal jobs Comments 0 Comments

Jeff Sessions thinks pot is as bad as heroin. That’s so wrong.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called marijuana use a “life-wrecking dependency” that is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.

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Fox News covers ‘inconvenient’ rape

On March 16, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly pushed into a boys’ bathroom at Rockville High School in Maryland and raped by two other students ...

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GOP: Winning by losing?

Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for ...

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Why does do wipe his paws after going potty?

Dear Didi: We lost our 11 year old GoldenDoodle, Ginger, a month ago. She was absolutely the most perfect dog ever and we miss her ...

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Posted: mar. 27, 2017 12:20 a.m. | | Why does do wipe his paws after going potty? Comments 0 Comments

President Trump finds freedom lacks loyalty

WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump failed to persuade enough House Republicans to vote for his American Health Care Act, leading to its withdrawal from the House ...

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Wildflower adventures

I was chatting with my friend Old Joe this morning and remarked that for the next month or two, California’s wildflowers will be putting ...

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Raiders in Sin City? You can bet on it

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A town built on losers is about to become a big winner in the NFL relocation sweepstakes.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2017 10:14 p.m. | | Raiders in Sin City?  You can  bet on it Comments 0 Comments

NIT is easy to mock, but can lead to bigger things

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s easy enough to brush off the National Invitation Tournament as nothing more than a lame coronation: crowning a champion of the ...

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Posted: mar. 26, 2017 10:13 p.m. | | NIT is easy to  mock, but can lead to bigger things Comments 0 Comments

Making sense of mixed connective tissue disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: One rheumatologist diagnosed me with unspecified mixed connective tissue disease and Raynaud’s syndrome. I was put on Plaquenil, which caused some ...

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The Obama team’s plot to sabotage President Trump

Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | The Obama team’s plot to  sabotage President Trump Comments 0 Comments

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