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  • Missing four years, family embraces its long-lost pup

    Missing four years, family embraces its long-lost pup
    When their dog disappeared four years ago, the Willey family of Owings Mills searched and searched. They combed their neighborhood, they called everyone they could think of and then they called them again. For months. But eventually they gave up. And...
  • Will any part of Europe save itself?

    Will any part of Europe save itself?
    The Fitch Ratings agency has downgraded the credit of another five European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Slovenia and Spain -- citing "the financing risks faced by eurozone sovereign governments in the absence of a credible financial firewall...
  • The Umpire's Sons

    The Umpire's Sons
    The boy loves games of chance. He loves slot machines and playing cards and instant-win lottery tickets. He learned at an early age to count coins, and to bet them. He learned in the hospital that money comes in get-well cards.Michael Hirschbeck learned...
  • Shingles vaccine available at Lower Macungie Library

    A low to no cost Shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is being offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, April 14, inside the Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie, according to the Lower Macungie Township website. Shingles vaccines are available...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
  • Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
  • Seniors should guard against shingles

    Seniors should guard against shingles
    Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
  • How to remove algae from shingles and keep it away

    How to remove algae from shingles and keep it away
    DEAR TIM: Many roofs in my neighborhood, mine included, are covered with black streaks. What's causing this to happen, and can the roofs be cleaned? I'm able to walk on my asphalt shingle roof with ease, but am afraid of hurting the shingles by cleaning...
  • Replace roof shingles

    Replace roof shingles
    Repairing or installing a roof is not on our list of do-it-yourself jobs because neither of us enjoys working on a ladder and crawling around a roof. If a small repair is needed on a single-story house, we're willing to do it for two reasons: one, it's...
  • Specialized roofing nailer may be worth it even for just one job

    Specialized roofing nailer may be worth it even for just one job
    DEAR TIM: I've decided to re-roof my house because I simply can't afford to pay a roofer. I'll be stripping off all the shingles down to the bare wood. Do you feel it's worth it to buy a nail gun to install the roofing nails? What can you tell me about...
  • Ignore a leaky door at your peril

    Ignore a leaky door at your peril
    DEAR TIM: When it rains, water leaks into our basement just under our front door. The previous owner installed the door, and much of the work he did around the house we've discovered is substandard. What do you think is the cause of the water leak under...
  • Free shingles vaccines to be offered in Allentown

     
    Free shingles vaccines will be offered this month at two clinics hosted by the Allentown Health Bureau. Clinics have been scheduled for Friday July 19 and Friday July 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. City residents over the age of 50 who are uninsured or...