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John Murphy had grown accustomed to seeing the age spot on his forehead. He had even had a dermatologist look at it in the past. So he was surprised when a friend and work colleague noticed it.

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer, is Monday, and many families will be celebrating with backyard barbecues. If you plan on having your four-legged friend at the party, there are a few things to keep in mind before you start grilling.

  • By Sharon Jayson Kaiser Health News
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A gnawing sense of irrelevancy and invisibility suddenly hits many aging adults, as their life roles shift from hands-on parent to empty nester or from workaholic to retiree. Self-worth and identity might suffer as that feeling that you matter starts to fade. Older adults see it in the workp…

  • By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer
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Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report.

In the most perfect of all worlds, things look as good as they taste. That’s true with this dish. Pink salmon, bright tomatoes (grab multicolored ones if that’s an option), flecks of purpley onion, pale chunks of toasty bread and a drizzle of bright green basil oil—a virtual rainbow.

Carrying around a pump on your bike frame might seem like overkill—until you need one. Maybe that’s why so many on the market are cheap plastic models that emphasize low weight instead of functionality. Yes, no one wants extra weight on the bike, but when you’re struggling to inflate a tire …

  • By Kim Cook Associated Press
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Hosting an outdoor party on the balcony or in the backyard has often involved a run to the big-box store for utilitarian paper goods and plastic plates, and setting the table with a mishmash of random bowls and tea lights.

  • By Jerry Amstutz First Baptist Church
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I don’t know why I haven’t done it sooner since we live nearby. You would think that in the four years because it was built, I would have walked over for a closer look. Yet you know how life is. Busy at work. Busy running errands. Busy mowing the yard. Busy. Too busy.

  • Alison Chouinard Rock County Public Health Department
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Fresh water is an increasingly precious resource around the world. In Wisconsin, about 66 percent of the population drinks water drawn from over 750,000 private wells, and 100 percent of the population in Rock County drinks water from over 15,000 wells.

  • By Carolyn Hax Washington Post

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Q: I have a friend who is not good at expressing vulnerability. We’ve been best friends for three years and only once has she opened up to me about traumatic life experiences—and only then because we forced ourselves to talk about emotions by playing “Feelings Roulette.” She never asks for e…

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Back-to-school time means it is also time to make sure your child is up to date on all of his or her immunizations. It is also a perfect time to make sure you have copies of all of your child’s immunization records stored safely—a step many parents forget.

  • By Mackenzie Woodward Rock County Public Health Department
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Breast milk is nature-made and provides a baby with everything he or she needs for his or her first year of life. Breast-feeding provides many health, nutritional, economic and emotional benefits to the mother and baby. There are also significant benefits to the community, workplace and the …

  • By Vineeta Deepak Associated Press
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JODHPUR, India—In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India’s northwestern city of Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind.

Q: I am a grandmother to a lovely 8-year-old boy whose parents are about to separate. I am supportive of both parents and want only the best for them and my little grandson. It seems very amicable, and I know they will co-parent with only the best interests of my grandson at heart.

Q: I was casually dating/hooking up with “Nick” at the end of the school year. He’s a year older, and graduated and moved back home. We didn’t want whatever was going on between us to end, so we decided we would be “together, exclusively,” albeit at a three-hour driving distance.