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Dear Annie: About to blow

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 26 years. I have a 24-year-old son at home on the autism spectrum, and his 4-year-old daughter, of whom he has full custody. They get by with my help, and money, of course. I have always been a very loving and supportive husband. I cook, clean, do laundry ...

Agent Orange linked to some cancers, but not melanoma

DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent column on melanoma piqued my interest. My husband was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam in 1968. He had a melanoma on his neck removed with lymph nodes in 2007. On July 31, 2017, he was finally declared disabled from exposure, due to damage to his heart and ...

Supreme Court should referee Big Tech

Although reticent during oral arguments before the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas can be bold in written opinions bristling with strong convictions, of which he has many and about which he is forthright. Now in his 30th year on the highest bench, the most senior justice last week ...

There is more than one type of cancer for each organ

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband recently died from anaplastic thyroid cancer. I always thought thyroid cancer was one of the most successfully treated cancers that exist. Could you please explain the difference between anaplastic thyroid cancer and regular thyroid cancer? Thank you very much. — ...

Hope springs eternal … if you let it

I hope you’ve noticed the colors coming back to our landscape. The soft pinks and reds. The yellow forsythia. And the green ... the wonderful green! Yes, here comes the green grass, the buds on our trees and bushes that will grow into beautiful leaves soaking up the warm sun. It is, ...