BERKELEY, Calif. - The number of international students attending American colleges and universities has nearly rebounded from a slump that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks, which triggered tough new visa restrictions and closer monitoring of foreign scholars.
DEAR DR. GOTT: About three years ago, my doctor put me on Zocor for high cholesterol (225). Taking the Zocor reduced my cholesterol to 154. After about six months on the Zocor, I started having pain in my upper-arm muscles, just below the shoulder. I told him about it, and he said all I had was bursitis and walked away without doing an exam. Now the pain is also in my other arm and at the bottom of my neck on one side. It's difficult to turn my neck either way. On top of this problem, I also have ...
DEAR DR. GOTT: A friend whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer was told by her doctor that women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car because of the heat reaction. It appears the plastic bottle has certain chemicals that can lead to breast cancer.
You might finally realize in the year ahead that acquired knowledge and expertise could be extremely valuable to the outside world - stop selling yourself short. Once you respect your talents and abilities, so will others.
Bridge Magazine, which began in May 1926, is edited in England by Mark Horton. The large-page monthly is written for tournament players, but it labels all articles as intermediate, advanced or general interest.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Bush administration scrambled Wednesday to hold together a global alliance of suspicion against Iran, saying the clerical regime still has much to answer for despite a U.S. reversal of its claim that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Courtney," was recently married, and the week leading up to the wedding was a disaster. My husband, "Jeff," and I paid for the majority of her lavish wedding with assistance from her new in-laws. My ex-husband, "Earl" (Courtney's father), didn't pay for any portion of it. Over the past 15 years he has offered little support, financially or emotionally. In fact, Earl has stolen from both of my daughters (it was identity theft) and ran up thousands of dollars in bills, not to mention the unpaid medical expenses and child support.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 84 years old. In 2003, he had a prostate operation. Since then, he has urinated every two or three hours, day and night.
A plethora of opportunities could flow your way in the year ahead, and you'll want to take advantage of all of them, but you can't. Select only those you can comfortably handle, so you don't collapse under the load.
Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric, writer and collector well-known for his eccentricities, said, "When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again."
Raise your objectives and goals a bit higher in the year ahead, because your chances for success will be better than they have been for a long time. However, you might have to first convince yourself that you're capable of high achievements.
Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate, wrote, "A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth."
DEAR ABBY: Our 86-year-old father needs to go temporarily (about 10 days) to a rehabilitation hospital for physical and pulmonary ailments. However, our 86-year-old mother refuses to encourage him and "allow" him to go. This happened once before, and Dad will not stand up to her and do what he knows will help himself. His quality of life would improve if he went.
DEAR DR. GOTT: A friend told me that all canned food is toxic. Can you please help me with this problem? Is canned food safe to eat?
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