Geriatric medicine is that branch of learning concerned with conditions and diseases of the aged. It's a large field of study and practice, necessitated by the increasing number of people who are living well into their 80's and 90's. We can be thankful for the God-given advances made in the care of the elderly, and for the increase in understanding about how life can be lengthened, as well as improved.
DEAR ABBY: I'm in a relationship with a man I'll call "Dominick," who was arrested a few years back, but he refuses to tell me what he was arrested for. I have two children, and I don't want to continue this relationship if Dominick is a child molester.
Conditions in general look rather stable for you. You should be able to successfully develop projects or ventures to your liking. Just don't spend your rewards before you have them.
DEAR ABBY: Is it OK for two brothers (in the range of 40 years old) to sleep in the same bed? My husband says he is very close to his family. I sleep alone in our bed almost every night because my husband falls asleep on the couch a lot watching TV.
Everyone has at least one drawer, closet, room, attic, basement or storage shed that is just out of control. You may have several of these places piled high and deep with various and sundry stuff. In your heart you know you need to get rid of most of it, but your head knows how much work going through all that stuff is going to be. So it sits. And when that space gets filled up, a new one is set aside to collect still more stuff.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a teacher at a high school. Recently, I was exposed to a new fire alarm that went off near my ear. My ears have been "ringing" continually since that time. I was told that the sound level was about 100 dB, which is below OSHA standards. Why would this cause tinnitus and where does this ringing come from? My doctor says there is no treatment. Any advice?
On October 18, the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University will be transformed into a magical arena of comedy, clowning, music, and fun when Georgia Southern Theatre and Performance presents King Stag. This heartwarming and family friendly play takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster as they try to answer the question "Can love conquer all?"
Congenial and friendly thinking will become a familiar companion to you, making you a very popular person to be around. People like those who like them, and you'll make it easy for them to cozy up to you.
Internationally acclaimed historian Peter A. Coclanis will present the 2006 Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Lecture Series at Georgia Southern University on Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24. A faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Coclanis studies, writes, and teaches in the fields of American, international, and Southeast Asian economic history.
The first time I heard of Samaritan's Purse, I was immediately reminded of the Parable of the Good Samaritan in the New Testament.
In the year ahead, because you will be desirous of breaking off old, unproductive patterns, as well as disengaging yourself from troublesome acquaintances, you'll be making a number of positive changes that will serve you well.
An unknown person said, "Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses."
DEAR DR. GOTT: Our daughter suffered over 1-1/2 years with Lyme disease before it was diagnosed. She was misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She saw an internist and two rheumatologists before going to a preventive medicine clinic in San Francisco where the Lyme test was given and came back positive.
A record crowd is expected to attend the big five-day event bluegrass and gospel music festival at Mossy Oak Music Park in Guyton, October 18-22.
NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
Did God lift Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's overtime pass into the end zone last Sunday, rewarding the prayerful Christian player with a championship victory and a trip to the Super Bowl?
Winter is here, the tree branches are bare, and the outdoor landscape can be, well, a bit drab this time of the year. But it doesn't have to be.
Next time your 6-year-old says, "Look at the picture I drew mommy," take a good look.
An influx of immigrants has sparked diversity and more multiracial marriages in America, according to a Brookings Institution article that notes whites are the most likely partner.
Dec. 28: Comic book creator Stan Lee ("Spider-Man," ''The Incredible Hulk") is 92. Actor Martin Milner ("Adam 12," ''Route 66") is 83. Actress Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek") is 82. Actress Maggie Smith is 80. Saxophonist Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers is 76. Singer-keyboardist Edgar Winter is 68. Actor Denzel Washington is 60. Country singer Joe Diffie is 56. Drummer Mike McGuire of Shenandoah is 56. Country singer-guitarist Marty Roe of Diamond Rio is 54. Actor Malcolm Gets ("Caroline in the City") is 50. Comedian Seth Meyers ("Saturday Night Live") is 41. Actor Brendan Hines ("Lie to Me") is 38 ...
Last week saw the end of the one of the most popular comedy shows in modern times, "The Colbert Report." Host Stephen Colbert will take up the mantle of CBS' "The Late Show" this fall after current host David Letterman retires.
Although New Year's Eve parties tend to be similar from year to year, hosts can explore the many ways to make their celebrations stand out from those of years past. This handy guide provides ideas to your get creative juices flowing.
Kick-start your New Year's resolution to keep in shape with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you. Since New Year's resolutions often include exercise, Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites are offering ways to make the goal more fun.
Man of the Decade
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