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Save Money on Veterinary Care by Preventing Disease Jun. 24, 2021

Ask the Vet

Q: My income is limited, but I wouldn't part with my dog, Max, or cat, Mimi, for anything. How shoul... Read More

Trying to Beat Addiction May. 19, 2021

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: This is in response to the letter from "Outside the Bottle Looking In," whose wife is an... Read More

Biden Dropping the Ball on Preparedness May. 12, 2021

Betsy McCaughey

Life is getting back to normal, and not a day too soon. But scientists warn that another pandemic co... Read More

Spring Garden Pest Control Apr. 14, 2021

A Greener View

As spring arrives, it is time to start scouting for signs of diseases, insects and weeds. Once a pes... Read More

Blue Zones: Part I Jan. 08, 2021

Positive Aging

It's no secret that I've been labeled an alternative health advocate for most of my adult life. Ther... Read More

Ear Mites Contagious to Pets, Not People Dec. 17, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: My new kitten Nala has ear mites, for which my veterinarian prescribed treatment. I know from rea... Read More

Next, a Mumps in the Road Dec. 16, 2020


Measles is making a recovery, which is a bad thing. The number of measles cases in the world grew to... Read More

What Happens When a Broken Country Tries to Fight a Pandemic Nov. 20, 2020

Neil Patel

One of the most memorable scenes in the "Hunger Games" books and movies is when the poor kids from t... Read More

The Fungus Among Us Nov. 11, 2020


Viruses and bacteria aren't the only microbial pathogens that plague us. Fungal diseases abound, too... Read More

Trump Administration Admits It Has Surrendered To the Coronavirus Oct. 28, 2020

Daily Editorials

Imagine the reaction if, after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had shrugged and said: ... Read More

News of Trump's Infection Should Jolt Followers Into Taking Pandemic Seriously Oct. 05, 2020

Daily Editorials

After spending months mocking mask-wearers and expressing open skepticism of epidemiological science... Read More

Excessive Drooling May Signal Medical Problem Jul. 09, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: My cat Myrtle sometimes drools. Should I be concerned? A: It depends. Many cats drool while purri... Read More

9 Ways to Wage War Against Mosquitoes -- and Win! Jul. 06, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Mosquitoes are nasty creatures. They bite, transmit terrible diseases to people and pets and, from w... Read More

Prisoners Need COVID-19 Protection, Too Apr. 18, 2020

Diane Dimond

These days, we are all worried about those most susceptible to the ravages of the COVID-19 virus ... Read More

Report Caregiver Misconduct and Abuse Mar. 28, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am a senior woman. Recently, my husband, our adult son and my caregiver have been bull... Read More

Is There Such a Thing as a Little (Off) White Lie? Mar. 13, 2020

Tales From the Front

If you put your best picture ever on your online profile, is that lying? If you don't mention an arr... Read More

Coronavirus Risks Reward Some Mar. 06, 2020

C Force

Something appears to be outpacing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, commonly known as th... Read More

Coronavirus: How to Be Prepared, Not Scared Mar. 02, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

As I write, coronavirus, a deadly illness, is spreading across the world. However, reported cases of... Read More

February 12, 2020 Feb. 12, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 53 years old and have been with my boyfriend for four years. The first year was awe... Read More

Digestive Discomfort Feb. 11, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am writing in regard to "Concerned Mom," whose daughter suffers from dumping syndrome.... Read More