DEAR DR. GOTT: In May 2006, I had a stent implanted in my heart. Since that time, I have had shortness of breath. I also occasionally have to stop and take one or several deep breaths while doing a variety of activities such as bending over, carrying light loads (up to about 10 pounds), going up and down stairs and many more.
DEAR ABBY: I have been engaged to a widower I'll call "Grant" for about a year. Grant's wife, "Lilly," has been gone for 15 years. He talks about her frequently, which is OK with me. Lilly was an important part of his life for a long time.
John Galsworthy, an English author and dramatist, said, "A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it."
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.
ATLANTA - Only about 1 in 4 Americans know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do first, according to a new government report.
WASHINGTON - Next year's flu vaccine is getting a complete overhaul to provide protection against three new and different influenza strains - hopefully better protection than this year's version.
WASHINGTON - She's still fighting, but it's awfully hard to find encouraging news for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic homestretch.
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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama won the Democrats Abroad global primary in results announced Thursday, giving him 11 straight victories in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
TOLEDO, Ohio - John McCain emphatically denied a romantic relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is ''not true.''
WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the larger-than-expected drop was seen as only a temporary improvement.
WASHINGTON - Debris from an obliterated U.S. spy satellite is being tracked over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans but appears to be too small to cause any damage on Earth, a senior military officer said Thursday, just hours after a Navy missile scored a direct hit on the failing satellite.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Thursday imposed economic sanctions against a prominent Syrian businessman as part of an effort to punish officials in Syria for alleged efforts to undermine the governments of Iraq and Lebanon.
WASHINGTON - CIA Director Michael Hayden acknowledged Thursday that two rendition flights carrying terror suspects refueled on British territory, despite repeated U.S. assurances that none of the secret flights since the Sept. 11 attacks had used British airspace or soil.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - A ferryboat carrying more than 100 passengers collided with a barge loaded with fuel tanks and sank to the bottom of the Amazon River on Thursday, officials said. At least nine people died, and another 10 were missing and feared dead.
A Bulloch County mother hopes someone will help find her teenage son.
ATLANTA - The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with several inches of snow.
Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week.
Summer may seem far away, but it's not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience.
Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.
PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.
Mrs. Margaret V. Anderson
ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.
The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.
WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.
Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.
Mr. Jimmy Dwayne Burdette
Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.
ATLANTA - The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the state parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of the death penalty for plotting to have her father killed - even though she says her dad's death was "the most painful experience of my life."
Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.