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Ask Dr. Peters: ‘Why am I losing my hair?’

Ask Dr. Peters: ‘Why am I losing my hair?’

By Justus Peters, M.D. Literally, that is a great question. That is the question that doctors love to investigate and come up with the answers. Hair loss isn’t difficult to…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: What is a living trust and why Texans most likely don’t need one

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: What is a living trust and why Texans most likely don’t need one

By Sandra W. Reed Tommy Thumb lives in Texas. His sister married a Yankee and moved to New Jersey. Tommy’s brother-in-law is ragging on him to set up a living…

Lee Hamilton: Congress falls short on national security

Lee Hamilton: Congress falls short on national security

Our system is based on the premise that better policy emerges if the President and Congress work together. It depends on Congress holding executive policies up to the light and…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Texas wedding vows: To love, honor and support

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Texas wedding vows: To love, honor and support

By Sandra W. Reed Spring is in the air and with it the sound of wedding bells. And those bells are ringing, not just for the young. Lots of seniors…

Randy Mac’s Livin’ It Up: Call me a dead ringer for love

Randy Mac’s Livin’ It Up: Call me a dead ringer for love

I visited recently with my longtime friend and fellow member of the 1973 graduating class of Barbers Hill High School, Kenneth Barrow. I met him in 1965 when my family…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Percentage of obese seniors is rising — does weight matter at this age?

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: Percentage of obese seniors is rising — does weight matter at this age?

Maybe you thought that now that you qualify for senior discounts, you could quit worrying about your saturated fat intake or the number of servings of vegetables you eat each…

Lee Hamilton: Where our money goes

Lee Hamilton: Where our money goes

Our leaders have not leveled with us about what it takes to get a sensible budget and put the economy on a path to recovery. Let’s stop the blame game…

Randy Mac: ‘Costume malfunctions’ hit close to home

Randy Mac: ‘Costume malfunctions’ hit close to home

We’ve all had ‘em. I’ve written about some of mine in earlier editions of “Livin’ It Up.” You know — those seconds when you’re out in public — or have…

Ask Dr. Peters: What causes a thyroid attack?

Ask Dr. Peters: What causes a thyroid attack?

By Justus Peters, M.D. The thyroid, like all the organs in the body, gets blood flow. As an organ receives blood, it also receives hormones. A thyroid attack occurs when…

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: The sequester is here: will seniors suffer?

Sandra Reed’s Life Care Planning: The sequester is here: will seniors suffer?

By Sandra W. Reed Congress failed to agree on an alternative before March 1, so the $85 billion automatic across-the-board spending cuts that were so dire they would never come…