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Dear Dietitian,  I have been worried about a second wave of COVID-19, and this gives me anxiety. I just went back to work last week, but if there’s a second wave of COVID, I am worried about my financial future. My friend was telling me she takes an herbal supplement called kava, and it helps her...
“We’ve never done it that way before.” The expression was well worn before the pandemic came along. Lately, creative juices have been milked dry for new ways to conduct commencements, weddings and funerals. The late Roy Kornegay, a church leader who died recently in Amarillo, might well have...
“The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk,” is a rhyme by humorist Ogden Nash. Well, it’s the milk end that we’re interested in -- particularly the colostrum, the first secretion of the mammary glands of a cow after giving birth. (It happens for up to seven days, and cows...
Sunday is the one day a year that is set aside to recognize and honor our fathers. To all the fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day! I had a very special father-in-law. He raised my best friend and I benefit daily because of what he poured into her. She is my wife of 35 years, Tanya. And, God...
West Texas A&M University is becoming a regional research university. Defined in WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World,  it means in part, ”Our focus will be on community life, schools in rural settings, enriched enterprise, beef, rural health care and water and energy. These points of focus...
In a 2018 opinion piece in USA Today, singer Barbra Streisand, founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance and the Cedars-Sinai Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, wrote, “Today in America, women are being sent to early graves because our country has failed to combat a disease that kills more of us...
Hi Taylor - The stock market has me so confused right now. One day it feels like the economy has recovered, then we’re in a freefall again. What’s your take on the drastic ups and downs? - Zeke Hey Zeke - There are times in our lives when following the stock market too closely will only give us...
Toni: My 86-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s needs 24-hour care and lives in a personal care home. She is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO and taking her to the doctor is quite an ordeal.  Friends have suggested that I disenroll my mother from this HMO and return her to Medicare, then use “...

Toni King
Dear Toni: Been reading your articles regarding COVID-19, being laid off and enrolling in Medicare properly. I have not read an article on how to lower the premium if you are not making the income you were before you were laid off. I received a letter from Social Security stating that I must pay $...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Aussie Matthew Dellavedova, the Cleveland Cavaliers point and shooting guard, is a trim 200 pounds at 6 feet, 4 inches tall. He’s also a major coffee fan and had his own line of coffee, “G’Day Mate” from the Cleveland Coffee Company, a few years back. That may be one reason he’s in such good shape...

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