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Don’t miss this prefix primer

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I’m doing the best I can over here. I’m proud to say my wife and I have been married for 16 years, but I still have plenty to learn (understatement of the century).

When it comes to addressing a woman, we have several prefixes to choose from. I previously investigated “Mr.” and “Master.” Today, we’ll tackle...

FDA needs to tackle opioid epidemic

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Heinrich leads bipartisan letter urgency agency to step up

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, along with Senators Mike Braun, R-Ind., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Angus King, I-Vt., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., led a letter to the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to include Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, specifically buprenorphine and methadone, in its List of Essential Medicines, an action that would significantly help health care providers address the ongoing opioid epidemic.

In the letter dated Feb. 9, the lawmakers...

Republicans claim to want border security

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What they really want is to help Trump

Why did Republicans jump to oppose a bill that would deliver exactly what they claimed to want? Because former President Donald Trump told them to.

New Mexico has a front-row seat to our country’s broken immigration system. Every day, we see the real-life consequences of that broken system on families and communities. The solutions aren’t easy, but they also are as clear as day.

We need to tackle the huge backlog for lawful immigration, so it doesn’t take years for a person’s paperwork to be processed. And we need to invest in smart border security technology that better detects and stops drugs like fentanyl before they get into our...

Conservative investors’ approach to retirement planning

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Longevity risk, the possibility of outliving one’s financial resources, is a significant concern for conservative investors, particularly those nearing or at retirement age. As a retirement planner, addressing this risk is vital to ensuring my clients a secure and comfortable retirement.

The concept of longevity risk is rooted in the unpredictability of life expectancy. With advancements in healthcare and living standards, people live longer than ever. While this is a positive development, it poses a financial challenge: sustaining income over a potentially longer-than-expected retirement period. This is where annuities come into play, serving as a tool to mitigate the longevity...

Cat’s scratching may be allergies, or something more

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My cat, Buster, has been scratching under his chin for days, and the skin underneath the fur there is getting raw. What is causing this, and how do I stop the scratching and treat the injured skin? — David G., Buffalo, New York

DEAR DAVID: It’s clear that something is aggravating your cat and causing him to scratch in just one spot. The problem could be dry skin — not unusual for pets or humans in the middle of winter — or allergies. It may also be an infection, a parasite (mites or ringworm) or an allergic reaction to fleas.

If the area that Buster is scratching is not infected, you can try a few home remedies to try to relieve the itching. Oatmeal, cooked...

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