DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 70-year-old male and have been tortured by gout since about my 50th birthday. I have been to several doctors, and most prescribed a limited diet, excluding fish and red meats. The attacks are becoming more frequent and occur in a different spot each time. Please tell me who to see to get to the bottom of this agony.
Swedish author and feminist Ellen Key, who died in 1926, wrote, "When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination."
NEW YORK - It's only July, but it might be time to start loading up on blankets and sweaters. Oil spiked to a new trading record as hostilities rise between the West and Iran - raising the likelihood that this winter's heating bills will be the priciest yet.
Conditions look more favorable than usual for you in the year ahead, so make the most out of the hand dealt to you. For most Cancer natives, it might mean generating a better lifestyle - a new romance, a better job or simply, a happier you.
DEAR ABBY: I went through a bitter divorce a few years ago after my wife, "Cassie," had an affair. During the divorce I confided a lot in Cassie's sister, "Lisa." We had always been close friends, but one thing led to another.
JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister hinted Thursday that Israel was ready to attack Iran's nuclear program, saying it didn't balk before ''when its vital security interests'' were at stake.
BOSTON - Governors from across New England, warning that some families may have to choose between food or warmth this winter, have called for a sharp boost in federal home heating aid.
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children.
LAS VEGAS - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was back in an Arizona jail cell Thursday, amid lingering questions about what prompted his hospitalization in Las Vegas for treatment of a ''weakened state of health,'' a sheriff's official said.
ATLANTA - The man accused of a courthouse shooting rampage that left four people dead pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday as his trial began amid high security, more than three years after prosecutors say he confessed in the killings.
SMITHLAND, Ky. - The buzz of an outboard motor sends pelicans skyward as Charlie Hopkins' skiff glides along the Ohio River to paddlefish nets placed beneath the murky surface.
WASHINGTON - It's not just the American dollar that's losing value. A government agency has decided that an American life isn't worth what it used to be.
MEXICO CITY - The soldiers seemed out of place in paradise.
WASHINGTON - Notwithstanding months of partisan wrangling in Congress over the Iraq war, the Senate Thursday handily confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the top commander in the Middle East and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno to replace Petraeus as the chief military officer in Iraq.
OROVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters worked overnight to keep flames from reaching more homes after a lightning-sparked wildfire advanced early Thursday in California's Sierra Nevada foothills.
Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...
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