Lichen planus can affect skin or mucosal tissue

Dear Doctors: I'm being treated for lichen planus, which has manifested in my gums. I've never heard of it before and would be grateful for additional information. I'd like to know if this is a common condition, if it ever goes away and what would happen if it goes untreated.

Son’s girlfriend mocks family’s faith

DEAR HARRIETTE: I grew up Christian, and I've raised my kids Christian; my dad is even a pastor, so we've lived a really faith-based life. My son introduced me to his new girlfriend a few months ago, and today the topic of faith came up. She disclosed

Simple answers can be hard to accept

Sherlock Holmes fans love a locked-door mystery, so it was inevitable that the accidental death of TV comic Bob Saget in a Florida hotel room would get people buzzing. "Murder!" wrote suspicious fans on Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else rumors flourish online.

A colossal bust in American history

Fifty years ago this week, he cried. Or maybe it was just the snow melting across his face. What happened that day on Amherst Street doesn't matter now. It mattered then.

COVID-19 Vaccine does not alter genetic makeup

Hello, dear readers, and welcome to a bonus letters column devoted to your ongoing questions about the coronavirus and its vaccines and boosters. You've brought up important and complex topics, and we'll do our best to provide clear and helpful information. – Several readers have requested help in discussing the coronavirus vaccine with hesitant friends and relatives. The focus is often the makeup of the vac

Photographer unsure about accepting unrelated position

DEAR HARRIETTE: I was offered a position that pays well, but it has nothing to do with the field that I'm interested in working in. A family friend recommended me for the position, and after a couple of interviews, I was offered a full-time job in the human resources department of a hospital. My real passion is photography. My last job was right up my alley, but it didn't pay a living wage. I'm conflicted because I need the money, but I don't want to veer too far off track from my goals and interests. Should I take the job? – Next Steps

An opportunity to make Clinton better

Last month, Clinton Board of Education members approved a plan to provide students with safer schools, updated facilities, and more academic offerings. As I’ve visited with citizens throughout Clinton, I’m inspired by their excitement about this opportunity – to invest in our stu dents, community, and future.