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Dear Annie: I am a grandmother who is seeking your advice about my married granddaughter. Her father is my son. Her parents divorced when the children were quite small. My son was awarded custody of my granddaughter and her brother. We did our best to provide help to our son and the children…

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Among all of the special seniors who have left us so far this year, there are two who stand out to many of us for their helpful deeds and gentle travel and personalities; Mildred Baer and Ralph Schneider.

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LOS ANGELES — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Sabra Huntsberger’s daughter, Karli Ewing, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2002 they lived in Guymon. Treatment meant driving four hours to Oklahoma City, where they often had to stay two weeks at a time.

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Extreme summer heat is especially putting the older adult at risk of heat exhaustion and other health conditions. If you are a caregiver of an older adult, make sure to offer assistance and purposeful checks to recognize early signs and symptoms of a developing health problem. If you have an…

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are very close. We have been married for 27 years and agree on most things and share many common interests. There is only one issue where we differ, and I’d like to hear suggestions for how I can help him to change, so he will join me in my daily walks.

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Dear Annie: My mother very sadly passed away in January from cancer. She had a ring of my grandfather’s that was very special to her, and I wanted to have it because I knew how much it meant to her. My stepfather gave it to me.

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Dear Readers: When you think of celebrations like birthdays, weddings, graduations and gender reveals, you may think of helium balloons and balloon releases. Think again.

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Dear Annie: My older brother is disabled. He was quite functional after he first had a stroke, but did not take care of himself. He wouldn’t take his medications, ate unhealthy food, drank too much and watched TV all day.

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Normally around this time of year we start seeing large metallic green bugs that fly erratically. The large metallic green beetles are called green fruit bugs or some call green june bugs.

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Dear Annie: I will be moving soon — several states away — and I’m torn about the state of my relationship. I’ve been with my significant other for five years. That’s not something I can easily let go of. But we have been growing apart for some time now, and we’ve discussed that we both feel …

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Dear Annie: Am I the only one who feels that life is too complicated these days and that I feel absolutely powerless when it comes to calling a big company to get service? I am old enough to remember the days when we bought a television, put it in the car, drove home, plugged it in, played w…

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Cooking fish at a low temperature in a covered pot is a nearly foolproof way to achieve perfectly cooked fish, since the heavy Dutch oven holds in moisture and allows the fish to cook through gently and evenly.

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Dear Annie: I’m getting married in a few months, and I’m paying for everything myself. My parents are divorced and not on good terms, but I have a good relationship with both of them and want them there.

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Dear Readers: One of the best foods you can eat is a pineapple. It’s high in vitamin C and contains a healthy amount of vitamin A, beta carotene, thiamine, vitamins B5 and B6, and folate, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s antioxidant-rich, which boosts the body’s immune s…

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More light and refreshing than a cream-based sauce or a chunky ragu, pesto makes for an excellent accompaniment to pasta during the hot summer months.

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Happenings in the animal kingdom have caught my eye in case you haven’t noticed yet, especially as it involves birth control.

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Dear Annie: I will turn 65 this year and can’t help but look back on my life. For the most part, until recently at least, I was feeling very satisfied. I was married right out of college, at 22, to the wrong person, and we split up after 10 months. She has since been married four times. But …

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Dear Readers: Ladies, the heat is on. How should you dress for the office in the summer? Most offices adopt a more relaxed dress code for summertime. Let’s take a look:

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Dear Annie: I have discovered something that your readers might find helpful, and if you agree, I hope that you will print my letter.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At his darkest point, Bryan Fant was addicted to vicodin, benzodiazepine, prozac, Xanax and various other powerful medications. All had been prescribed by the Veterans Administration to treat his debilitating pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Imagine standing inside rock and roll’s hallowed ground with the guitar sounds of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on The Water” blaring above your head.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for one-and-a-half years, though we started going out more than three years ago. We should still be at the honeymoon stage in our relationship, but I am writing because he has changed recently in really bad ways. He calls me names, puts me down,…

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As a youngster, I never could get my fill of maraschino cherries. That is, until the day I got my hands on a whole jar of them, sat down with a spoon and proceeded to finish them off.