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There is a reason bureaucrats hate President Trump. As anyone will tell you, it is a matter of “observing the obvious.” Our President believes in getting things done, not putting it into another person’s in-basket. Bureaucrats need a full in, pending and not-so-much out-basket to make sure they...
Q: On my medicine bottle, there's a sticker saying, “It may be advisable to drink a full glass of orange juice or eat a banana daily while taking this medication.” Why would I need bananas and orange juice with this medicine? Pharmacists add this sticker to medicines containing "water pills...
Attention for those who are veterans in Grant, Okanogan, Chelan or Douglas counties, a government agency right here in little Wenatchee needs to be chastised for the hypocritical way it treats our Disabled Veterans. It is the Wenatchee Social Security Administration. Even those employed by the SSA...
Laughter in the form of satire is a way humans have coped with stress since the yawn of time. Let’s take Weird Al Jankovic, for example, as an expert on mocking “serious” music. My favorite Weird Al spoof is “Eat It” … it’s the funniest. He mocks the silly snot out of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”...
Q: I think my medicine is upsetting my stomach. Is there anything I do about that?  I can really relate, as I remember taking an antibiotic that really bothered my stomach. I felt queasy, and there was a peculiar taste in my mouth. While taking it, a fresh cup of coffee with cream tasted...
The Electoral College system is a compromise between the president being elected by Congress or by popular vote. It was established in Article II of the Constitution and amended by the 12th Amendment in 1804. Most folks know that a congressional district is based on population, but why aren’t...
Question: I always take Tylenol® for fever or headaches because it doesn’t seem to upset my stomach like ibuprofen does. I’ve thought that Tylenol® was safe because my doctor always recommended it for my children. However, my sister-in-law insists that Tylenol® is dangerous. Who’s right, my...
Several years ago, my husband’s cousin and his wife invited us to join them on a 1-day cruise in Alaska, viewing Aialik Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Lunch was on board the ship and a lovely salmon and crab dinner at Fox Island awaited us on the way back...
Q: I get a rash when the weather turns hot. What’s the best way to get rid of it? In her mid-seventies, Donna developed redness and itching in her groin area during a recent heatwave. She tried applying Gold Bond® powder, but it didn't seem to help. She asked me, “What will make it go away...
Q: What is the best treatment for athlete’s foot?  If you suffer from "Athlete's Foot," you have lots of company: nearly 1 out of every 5 Americans have a fungus infecting their skin or nails, called tinea or ringworm. The tinea fungus thrives in warm, moist, and dark places, so people tend...

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