Lifestyle

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m a 43-year-old mostly healthy woman. After my gallbladder surgery, I had terrible abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea after eating. My doctor treated me with cholestyramine with good results, but now my…

Dear Carolyn: When a friend is not contacting you due to a depression, what are the best ways to “deal” with it, so to speak, in order to keep the friendship strong throughout the absence?…

Dear Carolyn: I’m one of those rare people who actually stayed friends with an ex-boyfriend. We do much better platonically than we did in the year-plus we were together romantically, and I consider him pretty…

Dear Carolyn: My sister and I are both divorced. For several years we’ve been getting together about once a week to drink wine and kvetch about work, kids, current events. Now she has a boyfriend.…

Prepare Kansas is a free, easy way to ensure you’re better equipped to handle emergencies   Whether it’s reviewing insurance coverage or putting together a grab-and-go kit, preparing for any kind of disaster will make recovery…

Dear Dr. Roach: My 90-year-old mother lost her sense of smell several years ago. We think it was related to a new medication. I read that vitamin A deficiency can be responsible for this, and…

Hello Carolyn: My husband of 10 years and I have a communication problem. Sometimes he asks me a question he thinks is very straightforward, and he wants to know “yes” or “no” — but I…

Dear Dr. Roach: I have had meralgia paresthetica for two and a half years. I have all the classic symptoms: tingling, pins and needles, some numbness and stinging in the top and side of my…

Dear Carolyn: When I started dating “Tim,” my friends were very excited. I don’t usually date, especially long-term. Tim is a great guy, really nice, very funny and endlessly sweet. Almost too sweet. He constantly…

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 88-year-old man losing my balance. Can you explain what might be causing this? — S.C. Answer: Although the primary organs of balance are the semicircular canals in the middle…