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Mobile Tank is a Safe, Beneficial Option for Low Oxygen Therapy

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is on oxygen, and he won’t take the mobile tank while he is outside. Will being on oxygen give him longer life? — M.K. ANSWER: Many causes of chronic lung disease lead to low oxygen levels. If the resting oxygen level is low (less than 89% oxygen saturation), ...

Ashes Have Waited 30 Years to Be Scattered Over Hawaii

DEAR ABBY: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband’s roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left and later died, also from AIDS. He left his friend’s ashes in his old room in my husband’s ...

Fish Oil Supplements: Friend or Foe?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have heard that fish oil can clog the arteries and cause problems, but I’ve also heard it’s good to take. I don’t know if it is good or bad! Can you help me out with this? — G.G. ANSWER: There remains controversy about fish oil, but recent studies prompted the U.S. ...

Couple Is Target Of Ridicule for Their Healthy Lifestyle

DEAR ABBY: We need advice about how to respond to friends and family who poke fun or show disdain because of our healthy lifestyle. We are in our 60s. We rarely eat out, and when we do, we avoid fast food. We cook most of our meals with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, fish and chicken. We ...

Simple Kitchen Resolutions

Dear Heloise: There are so many SIMPLE KITCHEN IDEAS that people don’t know about, such as the following: 1. Use a spoon when you want to peel ginger. Just scrape the edge along the outside of the ginger, and it’ll come off easily. 2. Got soups and stews you want to freeze? Get freezer ...

Sister Gets More Of Man’s Time Than his Wife And Kids

DEAR ABBY: I don’t know how to handle this. My husband of 29 years spends more time with his sister and her family than he does with me and our children. If I say anything about it, he jumps all over me, defending her. He says she doesn’t have anyone to help her. But Abby, she has two grown ...

What’s the Best Time to Fix A Dupuytren’s Contracture?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old active lady. I recently noticed a wrinkle in my palm near my ring finger. I had a consultation with a nearby doctor, and he diagnosed Dupuytren’s contracture. He said I should come back when the finger is curved down. I was surprised! Wouldn’t it be better ...

Goofus Glass, Bargain Buy

In the world of antiques, Goofus is a name for an ornate form of glass that began as a cheap form of finery. These pressed glass treasures are painted, either on the back or the front of the pressed design. The paint is often in gaudy colors of gold, red and greens, making it perfect for the ...

Decade Debate Debuts

Happy New Year, readers! It’s hard to believe that the new year arriving on Wednesday will be 2020. Where has the time gone? I do agree with the wags who have suggested that broadcaster Barbara Walters should come out of retirement at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve to reprise ...

Paisley Attracts Audience

Glen Dale native and country music superstar Brad Paisley’s first network variety show drew a huge number of viewers and generated an enthusiastic response from a nationwide audience earlier this month. A spokeswoman for the singer and guitarist said the show, titled “Brad Paisley Thinks ...

Retro and Antique Trees Excite Collectors

By now, I hope everyone has their Christmas tree up. I bought mine a few weeks back and it’s been in place in the dining room, lit and decorated. I enjoy the Frazier fur tradition and the smell of pine so a real tree is my choice. It’s surprising the variety of trees available now. ...

Some Lesser Known Ways to Reduce Anxiety

There are several types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it. Panic disorders include unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear ...

Collecting Christmas Creches This Holiday Season

Christmas collectors often focus on one type of ornament or holiday decoration. Santa, snowmen, angels and reindeer are of a few of the themes enthusiasts enjoy. But what could be more appropriate than Nativity scenes? There are a wide variety of styles to search for, from fancy expensive ...

Ohio Eatery Has Local Connection

The lead item in last Sunday’s Grapevine — regarding Mehlman’s Cafeteria in St. Clairsville being named by Food & Wine magazine as the sixth best cafeteria in America — has generated considerable interest, as well as a tip on another area connection. In fact, reader Margaret ...

Santa Gives Treasures to Collectors

What’s your favorite holiday collectible? Mine is definitely Santa. Santa is the theme in my hall and front room every Christmas. I have a variety of ornaments and statues that illustrate the jolly gift giver, some old, others new. There is a small collection of ceramic Santa mugs that I ...

Mehlman’s Sixth Best In Nation

Generations of Ohio Valley residents have been flocking to Mehlman’s Cafeteria in St. Clairsville to enjoy hearty portions of home-style comfort food and delicious homemade pies (oh, the pies!) on a regular basis. The Ohio Valley’s tasty “secret” now has achieved national fame. The ...

Putz Houses Are Perfectly Charming for the Holidays

When I was helping one of my daughters with her home decoration for the holidays just the other day, I asked her if she had any putz houses. She had a spot in her kitchen where one would be the perfect touch. These sparkle coated cardboard houses were once a common part of Christmas ...

Berze Appears Twice

Mount Pleasant teen Allie Berze — who will perform as a soloist with the Thursday Music Club’s chorus this week — demonstrated her versatility during the Fantasy in Lights parade last weekend. Berze sang on a float that appeared in the early part of the Wheeling parade’s lineup. She ...

WSO Gets Onstage Company

John Devlin, the new music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, has promised a surprise at every concert in its 90th season, and he’s keeping that promise. A tango demonstration and a light show provided the element of surprise during the season-opening Masterworks concert in ...

Mercer Revisits Philly

The city of Philadelphia holds special meaning for Dr. William Mercer, Ohio County health officer. Mercer traveled from the Friendly City to the City of Brotherly Love in 2002 to attend the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting. He noticed a number of homeless people sleeping ...