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  • Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's death be a wake-up call?

     Will Philip Seymour Hoffman's death be a wake-up call?
    The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman last week, apparently of a heroin overdose, says a lot about the epidemic of opiate abuse gripping the United States. That epidemic, which I've spent the last year researching for a forthcoming book, is rooted in a...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Lessons of the street

    Lessons of the street
    Lourdes was 69 years old when I first met her in 2012. She was living next to a bus stop on a busy four-lane street in front of a Silver Lake supermarket. Lourdes had claimed the spot three years earlier, after she was rousted from her encampment in...
  • Alice Herz-Sommer dies at 110; thought to be oldest Holocaust survivor

    When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled. As she approached the end of Chopin's difficult Revolutionary Etude, the piece's mounting musical turbulence exploded. "Alice's hands slid furiously over the keys,...
  • Motormouth helps check road noise, brake fluid

    Motormouth helps check road noise, brake fluid
    Q: Would you know of a list of vehicles whose interior road noise levels are rated? Or is there a tool I could purchase that would measure something like that on test drives? Would you also know of a list that rates ease of passenger entry for senior...
  • Howard County Pets: Should my cat's low energy be a high concern?

    Howard County Pets: Should my cat's low energy be a high concern?
    Q: My older cat seems more lethargic than usual. What might be causing this? A: As cats age, many develop associated geriatric disorders, as people do. Often, these age-related issues can creep up so slowly that they go almost unnoticed or are simply...
  • Dog having 'accidents' on the bed may have medical problems

    Dog having 'accidents' on the bed may have medical problems
    Q: My three dogs -- two Yorkshire Terriers and a Yorchon (Yorkshire Terrier/Bichon Frise mix) -- share my bed. They come in and out at night as they please through a doggy door. Recently, the smallest one started pooping and peeing on the bed. I can't...
  • Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered

    Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered
    The draft dodger is 68. The ex-nun nears 80. But on a cold early morning in March, they have trundled to a street corner for their regular trip passing out donated pastries to men and women who sleep near the Los Angeles River and underneath its bridges....
  • Grow Your Own Herb Garden

    Grow Your Own Herb Garden
    Unleashing the aromatic power of fresh cut herbs during meal preparation provides an amazingly healthy way to add a flavor burst to your food. Not only tasty, herbs are medicinal, providing mega health benefits for fresh foodie enthusiasts. In addition to...
  • Should You Make the Switch to Organic Milk?

    Should You Make the Switch to Organic Milk?
    Recent news is toting the benefits of organic milk versus conventional milk. However, the proposed benefits provided by organic milk are found mainly in whole milk.  So for those of us not consuming whole milk, does it really matter if you are...
  • Howard County senior events

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •AARP Driver Safety Course. May 19, 10 a.m....