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Our Founding Fathers weren’t just a bunch of older White men who got together at some tavern and invented a set of rules for the future of a country. They were perhaps the most insightful group of men ever gathered in one place at one time. The Electoral College is a perfect example. While...
Question: I always take Tylenol® for fever or headaches because it doesn’t seem to upset my stomach like ibuprofen does. I’ve thought that Tylenol® was safe because my doctor always recommended it for my children. However, my sister-in-law insists that Tylenol® is dangerous. Who’s right, my...
Several years ago, my husband’s cousin and his wife invited us to join them on a 1-day cruise in Alaska, viewing Aialik Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. Lunch was on board the ship and a lovely salmon and crab dinner at Fox Island awaited us on the way back...
Q: I get a rash when the weather turns hot. What’s the best way to get rid of it? In her mid-seventies, Donna developed redness and itching in her groin area during a recent heatwave. She tried applying Gold Bond® powder, but it didn't seem to help. She asked me, “What will make it go away...
Q: What is the best treatment for athlete’s foot?  If you suffer from "Athlete's Foot," you have lots of company: nearly 1 out of every 5 Americans have a fungus infecting their skin or nails, called tinea or ringworm. The tinea fungus thrives in warm, moist, and dark places, so people tend...
This year’s primary election includes a record number of candidates vying for governor. Thirty-six people registered with the Secretary of State. Two weeks ago we reviewed the 4 Democrats looking to unseat Jay Inslee. Last week we reviewed 15 Republicans and this week we will review the 16 minority...
This year’s race for governor of the state of Washington is historic.  There are 36 candidates who have filed. That is a record number of  candidates vying for the top executive position in our state. In a couple of weeks voters will reduce the number of candidates to  two. Many of those who...
Several years ago, 85-year old Clarence asked me, "What do you think about the medicine Metanx®?” "Is it a supplement?" “No, you need a prescription for it. It helps nerve pain in diabetes.” Metanx® contains L-methyl folate, a close cousin to folic acid. Although folic acid is considered a...

Dr. Cairo D Almeida
With a little over 3 weeks before the primary election. It is unclear who is running. The deadline for filing was May 15. The Secretary of State’s office lists 37 candidates have filed although one has apparently dropped out as it has been lined out on the list.  Most media are reporting that...
Have you ever gone to the fridge and decided to mix spices and other ingredients into a leftover worthy of same? It’s my version of pasta fazul (kind of an Italian goulash). The recipe is a lot like life, a lot like Forrest Gumps’ box of chocolates calling for answers to: To caraway or not to...

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