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As a primary care doctor, I treat many itching people. The medical term is pruritus. Usually, it's a straightforward problem requiring little more than moisturizing or medicating a rash with over-the-counter salves, hydrocortisone or antihistamine creams or oral antihistamines.

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Publicity surrounding Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and the recent death of her husband Prince Philip triggered memories of my stay at Treetops, a famous Kenyan hotel built within a monster tree beside a favorite East Africa animal watering hole. In 1952, while a Treetops guest, Elizabeth lea…

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Before you get to an introspection-level, though, "Jackpot" is so darn entertaining, filled with stories of folks who unintentionally struck it rich in ways they never expected. Reading their stories feels almost like a workbook for potential winners: Do you do this or that? Buy a plane or change careers? Build another house? Where? Who cares?

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When the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, the world is going to be a different place. In the past, massive disease outbreaks have changed the course of states, religions and society. The Justinian plague, a pandemic in the Eastern Roman Empire, changed the course of European history.

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There are two kinds of people who eat fried fish: The ones who like tartar sauce on the fish and those who prefer ketchup. Or, maybe the two types are those who have found how good tartar sauce can be and those who haven’t yet.

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It seems preposterous that a professional baseball player can’t lay down a simple bunt, but the Astros Myles Straw is far from the only player or team to abandon the small-ball tactic, as good bunts have nearly disappeared by Major League Baseball, aside from, maybe, some of the pitchers who have to bat in the National League.

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The Houston Astros fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Saturday night. The teams will face off in the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon.

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The 2021 Texas Crab Festival will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at 1605 state Highway 87 in Crystal Beach.

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Countries around the world set aside a special day for mothers. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, Brazil, Germany, Ethiopia and the Philippines. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day an official holiday starti…