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Arthritis

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  • Chan Lowe: The medical pot vote

    Chan Lowe: The medical pot vote
    By now, many Floridians know that Amendment 2 — the medical marijuana question on the ballot in November — isn’t really about whether Granny should be legally allowed to relieve her arthritis with a harmless toke now and then. It’s...
  • Film Review: 'And So It Goes'

    Somewhere, Billy Joel is cringing. While the title of Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes" seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life's inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender -- to the kind of geriatric...
  • Weather not tied to back pain: study

    Weather not tied to back pain: study
    Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia. Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were not linked to the onset of lower back pain among close...
  • AbbVie to buy Shire in $55-billion deal that slashes tax rate

    AbbVie to buy Shire in $55-billion deal that slashes tax rate
    Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday it would buy European rival Shire for $55 billion and reincorporate in Britain, allowing the company to slash its tax rate in the latest move by an American firm to shelter its foreign earnings. The deal...
  • Ask Amy: Introvert struggles with sharing

    Dear Amy: Due to family issues stemming from my mother's death, I have severe trust issues with people. I don't like getting close to people because everyone I grew up with has either abused me in one way or another, lied to me about major things (such as...
  • AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code

    A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings. Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
  • Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike

    Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike
    We stood on the edge of the precipice, stunned momentarily by a sign we had not anticipated when we arrived for our long-planned plunge into the Gorges du Verdon, the French version of the Grand Canyon near Provence. In dire terms, the sign warned of...
  • A graceful goodbye for Sweetie Grace

    A graceful goodbye for Sweetie Grace
    It's not often that I get to experience a story from its beginning to its end. The exception is the rags-to-riches tale of a pit bull named Sweetie Grace. Roberta Miller, Sweetie Grace's owner, called me last week to tell me that she had spent the...
  • When you can't let go: Treatment can break the grip of hoarding disorder

    Harvard Health Blog Many of us have trouble parting with our possessions--even when we no longer need them. I have a collection of greeting cards I've been storing since childhood and will probably never look at again. My husband owns a few pieces of...
  • Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy

    Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy
    Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen. Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt...
  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...