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Ask the Doctors: Understanding the risk factors for macular degeneration

Q: I was recently diagnosed with wet macular degeneration and am now receiving periodic injections for the disease. What causes it? Are there any risk factors, such as drugs or diet?A: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of …

Ask the Doctors: Meloxicam effective when used on limited basis

Q: I've suffered joint pain for years. Being prescribed 15 milligrams of meloxicam has been wonderful. What are your thoughts on meloxicam use? A: Meloxicam (Mobic) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that, like all such drugs, …

What do you do for pain relief if you're a recovering addict?

BALTIMORE — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before and panicked …

A Mother's Day treat: Mini Mocha Baked Alaskas

Let's say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother's Day but don't really have the time or the expertise. Here's a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it's antique — is there any other two-word phrase in English …

Mother's Day brunch menu: A cheese souffle perfect for Mom

A perfect souffl — whether sweet or savory— was my mother's favorite food bar none, the one thing she always ordered when we dined out. That's why when I was 10 and Mom inconveniently rebelled against the family's Mother's Day breakfast in bed tradition, insisting that it made her feel liked a caged animal, my father suggested we celebrate her with brunch in the dining room instead.

Jim Baily | The Yankee Chef: The flavor of loaded potatoes, texture of classic Duchess spuds

Golden, cheesy and, with that hint of ham, simply a great addition to your dinner table. The flavor of loaded potatoes, the texture of classic Duchess spuds and the look of slab pie. Did I mention easy as well? Using leftover mashed potato is also …
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Cohousing puts the emphasis on the neighborhood

When Joanna Vander Plaats moved with her two young daughters to Grand Rapids, Mich., nearly eight years ago, she wanted to find a friendly and welcoming neighborhood.The family's move from Kalamazoo, a home they'd always known, was nerve-wracking. …

Road trip tips for a smooth ride

Should you postpone the wedding because of debt?

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