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Late recurrences possible in breast cancer patients

Dear Dr. Roach: I just read another sad story about a woman who had breast cancer, fought it and seemed to win, but after five years, it came back and took her life. The same sequence of events happened to my wife two years ago. She fought the second round of cancer for a year and a half, but ...

Risk to chemotherapy patient from healthy cat is small

Dear Dr. Roach: My neighbor is battling cancer for the third time. The medical personnel she sees when she goes for her chemotherapy treatments are urging her to get rid of her two cats. They claim the cats are a danger to her health. Wearing gloves and a mask while cleaning litter boxes will ...

Jealousy is rearing its ugly head toward a friend

Dear Annie: I will turn 65 this year and can’t help but look back on my life. For the most part, until recently at least, I was feeling very satisfied. I was married right out of college, at 22, to the wrong person, and we split up after 10 months. She has since been married four times. But I ...

Woman stuggles with co-workers

Dear Annie: I have some co-workers who irritate me. The work we do is intense and stressful, so I can’t easily mind my own business. This is designed to be a collaborative work environment. And yet, I am usually feeling like a lone ranger. I have brought this up to one of the co-workers in ...

Hepatitis C can be a complication of drug use

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 35-year-old white male who was a drug addict from the age of 14 until 32. You name it, I took it. About three years ago, I quit drugs and have lived a healthy lifestyle since. I do not drink alcohol, and I smoke one or two cigarettes a day. Three years ago, I was tested ...

15-year-old Gauff remains unfazed, unbeaten

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, “Let’s go! Come on!” to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday evening at Wimbledon. Up in the ...

Morgan says she wasn’t taking dig at England

LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women’s World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner’s amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn’t a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. “My ...

Ice Cube’s Big3 rolls into 3rd season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ice Cube and Dakota Johnson were snapped this week in Los Angeles rehearsing for a new movie. Johnson was dressed in a white top, black leather jacket and distressed jeans. Cube? He kept it sports chic: a Raiders hat, dark shades and a Killer 3s T-shirt straight out of the ...

Betty L. Mowery

Betty L. Mowery, 83, of Bettsville, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at her residence in Bettsville. Betty was born March 7, 1936, in Bettsville, to Lewis Wohlgamuth and Lois (Hausman) Williams. She married Edward E. Mowery Jan. 24, 1953, in Fremont, and he preceded her in death Aug. 2, ...

Joseph A. Wilson

Joseph A. Wilson, 55, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital. Joseph was born Oct. 9, 1963, in Tiffin, to the late Alfred and Anna (Varganin) Wilson Sr. He married Kay Mullholand May 7, 1994, in Fremont, and she survives in Tiffin. Survivors also ...

Unwelcome kindnesses of aging

Dear Annie: I find that I have a real problem with aging. When a flight attendant nicely says, “This way, young lady,” I want to punch him. I can’t stand the condescension! I hate being old. I am 76 and, while I still maintain an active life — teaching elementary school music and dance ...

Social intimacy can be beneficial

Q: After 20-some years of marriage, my wife and I know each other pretty well — and I think we have a good relationship. We also each have our respective friends and hobbies to help us maintain our individuality. But we still sense that maybe we’re missing something. How can we strengthen ...

Advice to be patient

Dear Annie: I just read the letter from “Missing My Son” and felt compelled to write a response. I, too, was in a bad marriage for 17 years. We only had one child, a son. I was trying to stay in the marriage for the sake of our son, but after many months of therapy, and the therapist making ...

Spleen screens bacteria, spent blood cells from body

Dear Dr. Roach: I had an abdominal X-ray to check on my gallstones, and was surprised to find an enlarged spleen. I was told it might be leukemia or lymphoma! I was sent to an oncologist, who reassured me that I did not have cancer and recommended I get checked again in six months. My doctor ...

The final insult? Women compete with Copa America, CONCACAF

Megan Rapinoe considers Sunday to be the final insult. Just a few hours after the United States and the Netherlands meet in the Women’s World Cup final in France, Brazil or Peru will celebrate winning the Copa America, South America’s men’s championship. And then at night, the United ...

Dolphins DT Norton loses arm in crash

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated. Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 ...

Ramirez bashes two homers as Tribe completes sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona looked over at bench coach Brad Mills midway through Thursday’s game against the Royals and said, ‘Gosh, they’re letting us just hang around.” It wasn’t long until Cleveland took advantage of it. Francisco Lindor drove in ...

Nadal dodges drama, Kyrgios to advance

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Rafael Nadal was up near the Centre Court net when Nick Kyrgios smacked a booming forehand directly at the guy’s midsection — right at him, on purpose — and earned a lengthy staredown in return. Kyrgios didn’t apologize, at the time or at his news ...

Daytona prepares for last race in July

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There are few venues on NASCAR’s schedule quite like Daytona International Speedway in July. Sweltering summer heat and humidity with rain and lightning always lurking. Kiddie pools and American flags everywhere. A usually intense night race on a slippery ...

Castillo brilliant as Reds creep within 3 1/2 games of first place

CINCINNATI (AP) — Luis Castillo tuned up for his first All-Star Game with an absolute gem. Castillo struck out nine while pitching one-hit ball into the eighth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on Thursday. “This was the best outing, not only of the ...