Thought for Today: "Frailty, thy name is no longer woman." - Victor Riesel, American labor journalist (1913-1995).

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column on pulmonary fibrosis. I especially appreciate knowing that there are medications known to slow progression of lung disease, reduce exacerbations and reduce mortality. With a 20-year-old diagnosis of COPD and having been prescribed medications to red…

The Trump administration recently announced the federal government will block funding for medical research by scientists using fetal tissues, halting progress on projects that could provide cures for diseases such as HIV, Parkinson's, dementia and various forms of cancer.

Q: My husband and I hang around with about five other couples. We all have kids and do a lot of kid-centered activities together. I have decided to throw a BBQ for Father's Day - the guys can grill to their hearts content and the kids can swim. However, one of the couples is splitting up. It…

Today is Tuesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2019. There are 196 days left in the year.

The little things matter in politics. Subtleties - like the seating arrangement at a dinner or the speaking order at an event - can spark big drama among elected officials.

Thought for Today: "When all men think alike, no one thinks very much." - Walter Lippmann, American journalist (1889-1974).

Q: We have an HP Officejet 4500 printer, and are able to print wirelessly to it from my HP PC and my wife's Mac. But we can't print wirelessly from our two new iPhone XS models because neither of them recognizes the HP printer. Is the printer installed incorrectly, or is it just too old to w…

Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year.

A handful of Republican legislators in Harrisburg are saying this budget season might be the time to raise Pennsylvania's woefully deficient minimum wage.

Q: Our 14-year-old (he's going into the ninth grade at a public high school) has taken up with a bunch of kids that we don't exactly approve of. They have reputations as troublemakers and at least one has already been arrested for shoplifting and had to do some community service. The irony i…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column stating that the HPV vaccine is recommended up to age 45. Are people older than 45 years no longer susceptible to HPV? Asking for a 52-year-old friend (who thinks he's Wolverine). -- C.F.

Thought for Today: "The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the em…

Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day.

Thought for Today: "There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met." - William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).

Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2019. There are 201 days left in the year.

DEAR DR. ROACH: Every year, I used to get a physical, which included a prostate exam as well as blood tests with PSA. When my doctor retired, I had a hard time finding a new one I liked. It has been three or four years since my prostate was checked, but my new doctor doesn't do the prostate …

Q: I parked next to what looked like a new Rolls Royce. The sedan had four extra wide doors; the back two were suicide doors. I am 74 and love the easy in/easy out these doors offer.

Thought for Today: "Adventure is not outside man; it is within." - George Eliot, English novelist (1819-1880).

DEAR DR. ROACH: What is the difference between eccentric LVH and concentric LVH? Which one is more dangerous and needs more attention? My mother was diagnosed with severe eccentric LVH for body surface area with adequate systolic and diastolic functions. What does that mean? -- C.F.

Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year.

There are a lot disappointing elements in the story of Georgia Clark, a Fort Worth Carter-Riverside High teacher whose recent social media tirade about unauthorized immigrants prompted the board of trustees to recommend that she be terminated.