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Dr. Gott: Causes, treatments for ED vary

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 54-year-old male. I’ve had ED problems for about 10 years, resolved through the use of Viagra. But why? I do have low testosterone levels, …


Annie’s Mailbox: To mother he’s not a drug addict

Dear Annie: My brother has been a drug addict for the better part of 30 years. When he comes off a binge, he usually loses a job, a car and …


Kathleen Parker: Kagan is no ordinary choice

The magnificent author and son of the Great Santini, Pat Conroy, began “The Prince of Tides” with these words: “My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port …


Carolyn Hax: Son asks parents for wedding cash

Dear Carolyn: Our son recently became engaged to a young lady whom he has known for six months. We thought/hoped he would find someone more like him, a college grad, …


Mona Charen: Obama’s nuclear path naive

When I was a little girl, at the height of the Cold War, I used to wish, deeply and fervently, that nuclear weapons had never been invented. An accompanying fantasy …


Dr. Gott: Wife’s history may warrant colonoscopy

DEAR DR. GOTT: My wife is 82 and in good health. She exercises and eats well. She takes metoprolol and warfarin and has been urged to have a colonoscopy. She …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tell boss his affair is affecting morale

Dear Annie: I work in a doctor’s office where the husband and wife are both physicians. They have staggered work schedules and aren’t in the office at the same time. …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: No freedom without risk

We always seem surprised.Even after Oct. 1, 1910, when a bomb destroyed the Los Angeles Times building and killed 20 men.


Miss Manners: Victim of insensitive people is not alone

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a 30-year-old single woman without children. Two days ago, I received a “Happy Mother’s Day” e-card from an older couple who attend my church. I …


Mr. Dad: Restless toddler must learn to self-soothe

Dear Mr. Dad: My 16-month-old daughter still wakes up at least three or four times every night. My husband and I take turns getting up with her but we’re exhausted. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Togetherness with ex is too frequent

Dear Annie: Can you please explain to my husband why it’s not a good idea to play nice guy to your ex-wife on Mother’s Day? He secretly invited his ex …


Carolyn Hax: Wife enjoys not having had baby

Hi, Carolyn: What happens when you get married and your life plans change drastically? I am in my late 20s and have been happily married for almost five years. I …


Carolyn Hax: Her response gives you your answer

Dear Carolyn: I recently asked my girlfriend of one year if she will ever want to get married. Her response was, “I don’t think so.” This wasn’t completely unexpected, as …


David S. Broder: Two-party system gets tested

In separate sectors of the English-speaking democratic world, the capacity of the two-party system to cope with the pressures of an economic crisis is being tested this week, with important …


Dr. Gott: Compounding pharmacy can make thyroid capsules

DEAR DR. GOTT: Recently, your column addressed the difficulty of obtaining Armour Thyroid. I would like to tell your readers that they can still get porcine thyroid capsules. Have them …


Annie’s Mailbox: Hope bride tells dad he’s important

Dear Annie: My stepdaughter, “Hannah,” is getting married soon. The problem is, her mother is pushing Hannah to let her stepfather walk her halfway down the aisle. Her father will …


Mona Charen: Democrats play issues right

Imagine yourself inside Democratic National Committee headquarters, in the department of long-term planning. Huddling in the no longer smoke-filled room, stocked no doubt with eco-friendly coffee cups and whole-wheat snacks, …


Dr. Gott: Arthritis drug should be taken as prescribed

DEAR DR. GOTT: My lady friend has had problems with arthritis and plantar fasciitis for about five years. She is 51 and postmenopausal. Her doctor prescribed methylprednisolone, which has helped …


Annie’s Mailbox: Feeling abandoned by her dad again

Dear Annie: I have only known my biological father for 14 years. (I have no relationship with my biological mother.) Dad signed away his rights when I was young, but …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: An impulsive, shameful law

If we really wanted immigration reform, we’d have had it years ago.In 2006, President George W. Bush supported a proposal that would’ve required undocumented immigrants to take English classes and …


Annie’s Mailbox: Son needs your support after prison

Dear Annie: My 27-year-old son was just released from prison after serving 18 months on drug charges. While there, he was enthusiastic about turning his life around, saying he’d find …


Mr. Dad: Rebellious teen needs boundaries

Dear Mr. Dad: Our adorable little girl has turned into a difficult, rebellious teenager. She’s only 14, but she already insists on wearing makeup, and screams things like, “I hate …


David S. Broder: Too big for states to handle

Many in the media, including my colleagues at the Washington Post, Eugene Robinson and Richard Cohen, have written powerful and appropriate columns decrying the action of the Arizona Legislature and …


Dr. Gott: Lichen planus diagnosis raises questions

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 80-year-old female diagnosed with lichen planus. Other than being told it is an autoimmune disease, the dentists and doctors I have visited have no …


Annie’s Mailbox: Cousin gets petty over belated card

Dear Annie: My wife’s 84-year-old mother lives with us. My wife’s cousin, “Erma,” lives two hours away and occasionally sends letters and newspaper clippings to Mom to keep her updated …


Kathleen Parker: In this fight, artist seeks draw

Once you’ve gone viral, there’s no turning back. That’s the hard lesson for a Seattle cartoonist who sketched some doodles and unwittingly launched a movement. Molly Norris, a reluctant phenomenon, …


Miss Manners: Storming the castle should be avoided

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a member of several professional organizations, one of which has a conference every two years. It is the most expensive conference I attend, and it …


Carolyn Hax: Shrug off others’ intrusive queries

Dear Carolyn: I am mother of a 1-year-old boy. It has been one of the most stressful and difficult experiences of my life. My husband and I agree we do …


Mona Charen: Obama’s dithering is no joke

“Lighten up.” That’s what defenders of National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones are saying. Appearing before the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Jones introduced his remarks with the following …


Dr. Gott: Proper diet, exercise can render hypertension drug unnecessary

DEAR DR. GOTT: Have you heard of the supplement Ameal bp for maintaining blood pressure within the normal range? If so, can it work successfully? DEAR READER: Ameal consists of …