"Thinking is like loving or dying. Each of us must do it for ourselves." - Josiah Royce, American philosopher (1855-1916).

Q: I find it strange that I can get out of my car and lock it while it still is running. This is a safety factor. I have stated this to GM, but have heard nothing. My car is a Buick Encore. What do you think? - C.L., Chicago

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a psychotherapist with an expertise in working with adults who experienced childhood trauma. I know that early trauma can lead to later mental health challenges and see this in my practice. The ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study), conducted in the mid-'90s, reveals…

Today is Thursday, April 9, the 100th day of 2020. There are 266 days left in the year.

"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." - Gen. Omar N. Bradley (1893-1981).

DEAR DR. ROACH: After reading your recent column on sedation during colonoscopy, I wanted to mention that I have asked for no sedation during two colonoscopies in the past several years. I did this after reading an article in the newspaper. People commented with replies, many of which were o…

Dear Savvy Senior, I've heard that the Social Security Administration has closed all their offices because of the coronavirus pandemic. How are they accommodating people while they're closed down? - Recently Retired

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released COVID-19 response plan gives a glimpse at the kind of comprehensive military approach this crisis has needed.

Today is Wednesday, April 8, the 99th day of 2020. There are 267 days left in the year.

It will be weeks, or months, before life gets back to normal, as the initially optimistic President Donald Trump extending social distancing guidelines through April 30.

Q. My ex and I are always at odds when it comes to time with our child. She constantly plans things on my time and it makes it difficult to get my son to come over. Now with this coronavirus emergency, the schools are closed and she has him "sheltered in place" saying it's dangerous for him …

"Money is, in some respects, life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master." - P.T. Barnum, American showman (born 1810, died this date in 1891).

DEAR DR. ROACH: I always thought that I had a cast iron stomach; however, after a bout of suspected food poisoning about six months ago, I've had two incidences of violent vomiting for about a half hour. Both of the preceding two meals included shrimp, which I have eaten often in the past wi…

A friend called to let me know she'd heard a hardware store in downtown Chicago had N95 masks in stock. They were selling them two for $19.95.

Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 98th day of 2020. There are 268 days left in the year.

DEAR DR. ROACH: After taking prednisone for several years I suffered a fracture of the tibia. My doctors took me off the prednisone and prescribed generic Fosamax. My last bone scan says that I have osteopenia and that I am 17% at risk for a break. A friend of mine said she can't take Fosama…

Today is Monday, April 6, the 97th day of 2020. There are 269 days left in the year.

Q: I back up iPhone photos to iCloud, and I'd like to transfer them from iCloud to my PC. But I was surprised to read in your column how much data the photos lose during the iCloud-to-PC transfer.

"Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning." - Isaac Asimov (1920-1992).

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, some democracies around the world have used technology to avoid imposing draconian mass quarantines that were common earlier this year in China.

DR. ROACH WRITES: A recent column on intractable hiccups generated a great deal of well-intended advice and suggestions from readers. Several were quite insistent that I send the advice along to the person who wrote to me. Having taken care of a few people with this problem, I can assure my …

Per the old Chinese saying, "May you live in interesting times," it may be that the most interesting of times are those when people do not want to hear the truth - as in the present, or so it would seem.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'd like information about a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. The person I am asking about with this condition was born in 1958 without a uterus or vagina, and has one kidney. Were there any medicines or pills given at this time to pregnant women…