DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I both are taking niacin for our cholesterol. When we first started taking it, we bought regular niacin. The side effect of extreme flushing was very uncomfortable. We then switched to flush-free niacin. When we switched, we both saw our physicians. One said the properties that caused the flushing were necessary to control the cholesterol. The other doctor said he was unaware of that problem. Would you give us your opinion as to whether flush-free is or is not helpful for cholesterol control?
WASHINGTON - Blackwater Worldwide repaired and repainted its trucks immediately after a deadly September shooting in Baghdad, making it difficult to determine whether enemy gunfire provoked the attack, according to people familiar with the government's investigation of the incident.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Georgia Southern men's basketball team held The Citadel to just 17 points in the second half and shot a season-high 58.3 percent to win 73-52 Saturday afternoon at McAlister Field House.
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Bulloch Academy held a three-point lead over Class AAA powerhouse Stratford Academy late in the fourth quarter but the Eagles canned 10-of-11 free throws to escape with a 49-42 win Saturday night.
Laurie Lynn Barton and Stuart Lee Pippin were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church in Macon. The Rev. Chip Miller and the Rev. John Bressler officiated the ceremony.
VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Congo - Not far from a hillside where several mountain gorillas shot dead last summer lie buried, park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe peers across a primordial canopy of treetops into what may be the most dangerous game reserve on earth.
MASON, Ohio - Police charged a man Saturday with murdering his wife and their four children, who were pulled from their burning home the night before.
PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria - A speeding fuel tanker crashed and spilled its cargo Saturday in Nigeria's main southern city, and as many as three dozen people were feared dead in the resulting fire, police and witnesses said.
BEIJING - Accidents in China's notoriously dangerous coal mines killed nearly 3,800 people last year, state media reported Saturday - a toll that is a marked improvement from previous years, but still leaves China's mines the world's deadliest.
Angela Michelle Dobbins and Joseph Wayne Snyder were united in marriage on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. The Rev. Stephanie Smith of Columbus, Ga., performed the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony in the garden of the Robbins Nest.
NAIROBI, Kenya - The price for burning down a home: 500 shillings, or about $8. Double that to have someone hacked to death.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party won a landslide victory in legislative elections Saturday, dealing a humiliating blow to the government's hardline China policies two months before a presidential poll.
ALBANY, N.Y. - Earlier blooms. Less snow to shovel. Unseasonable warm spells.
MINNEAPOLIS - The chief executive of Northwest Airlines says his carrier could benefit from a merger - if it's the right deal.
NEW YORK - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Many Black Friday shoppers say they avoided spending money on Thanksgiving Day because, they say, the holiday should be a time for family.
NEW YORK - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another.
AUSTIN, Texas - A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.
While it is easy to look back on your life and see where you could have done things differently, I believe that everything happens for a reason. Your mistakes are there to teach you lessons, and your successes are there to remind you that your life hasn't been all that bad. With that said, everyone has regrets. Here are 10 simple things to try and avoid regretting later in life.
Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.
Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?
DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.
ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.
Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.
VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.