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A&E >  Food

Water Cooler: Pickled peppers are a quick, flavorful staple

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

Pickled peppers are more than just a tongue twister. They are a reserve of incredible flavor, waiting in your refrigerator for the moment you need to add something interesting to a sandwich, salad, soup, taco, hot dog, nachos or your favorite midnight snack.
News >  Features

Are there blood tests to measure immunity?

Yes, scientists can absolutely measure antibodies produced by the coronavirus vaccine and natural infection from COVID-19. There are even fancy tests that researchers can use to distinguish between those produced by vaccines and the actual virus.

News >  Health

Nasal medicines to treat COVID-19 are being developed

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

TOKYO – Attempts to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 in the form of nasal spray are underway to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. Currently available vaccines are highly effective in preventing the disease from becoming serious.
News >  Health

People’s Pharmacy: Curing ‘nail fungus’ with Neosporin

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

We have been writing about nail fungus for decades, and yet there is no perfect solution that works for everyone. The Food and Drug Administration has approved several prescription products. However, according to a published review, the cure rates are unimpressive.
News >  Family

Why the delta variant is giving more children COVID-19

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

COVID-19 cases among children are surging across the world amid delta-fueled outbreaks, spurring hospitalizations and raising concern about the risk of severe illness and persistent "long hauler" symptoms. It's also prompted questions about the safety of schools.

Miss Manners 9/22

Dear Miss Manners: We all know that cutting in line is rude. At grocery stores, we line up nicely, as at banks. Why then, when we are driving, do some people insist on cutting? I’m referring to those times when a construction zone is ahead, and we are supposed to move into one lane.
News >  Health

Johnson & Johnson’s booster shot prevents severe infection

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 21, 2021

A booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine provided 100% protection against severe disease when given two months after the first inoculation, according to widely anticipated data that suggests it increases the potency of the one-time shot.

Dear Annie 9/21

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for nearly three decades. Up until seven years ago, my husband, who is very sensitive, had a difficult time making friends. Oh, he’s super funny, charismatic and adventurous, but he struggled outside the home.
A&E >  Food

New Impossible nuggets actually taste like chicken

The nugget aisle at the grocery store – already packed full of varieties, from dinosaur-shaped to sauce-slicked – gets a plant-based addition as Impossible Chicken Nuggets hits frozen-food cases this month, and celebrity chefs have designed menu items using them. 

Ask the Doctors 9/21

Dear Doctor: I’m a 74-year-old male with a stubborn case of jock itch. I’ve tried everything over-the-counter ointment, powder and soap, with no success. A prescription cream keeps it from getting worse, but it doesn’t stop it. Do you have any other recommendations on how to treat this?
A&E >  Books

Water Cooler: Books that will teach you about Hispanic American experiences

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 20, 2021

What better tool is thereto learn more about Hispanic American life and history than a book? Here is a list of fiction by Hispanic American authors and nonfiction on Hispanic American history to help you commemorate the contributions and experiences of Hispanic Americans through Oct. 15 and beyond.

Dear Annie 9/20

Dear Annie: My daughter is a 57-year-old divorced mom of four. All of her children live with her except for one, who is a college student. She has been divorced for 10 years. Her husband was having an affair and denied it, but my daughter has proof he did have an affair.