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Ask the Doctor: Ring in the New Year with No Pain after Meals

Q: I’m having abdominal pain after enjoying my favorite meals this holiday season (candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup). Should I see a doctor? Asking for a friend – signed, Buddy the Elf A: If you’re feeling a little bloated after those extra helpings of dressing, dessert, or spaghetti with crushed Pop-Tarts, that’s perfectly …

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David Carroll’s News & Notes: She’s Got A Chicken to Ride

As you may know by now, I love rock ‘n roll oldies. Those are the songs I grew up listening to. Now, all these decades later, there’s almost always some song from the 60s, 70s or 80s blaring from my car speakers, and I’m trying to sing along, even if I don’t know the words. …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: My Trip to the Woodshed

Unlike many columnists, I didn’t get into this to make people angry. That was never my goal, but it happens. Last month I wrote a column called “COVID has been a life changer.” I figured it might ruffle some feathers. It was about how we are still recovering from the tragedies and interruptions, with the …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: Enjoy Your Brake

As you may read elsewhere, I have just published a new humor book. It’s called, “I Won’t Be Your Escape Goat: David Carroll’s Ho Made Social Media Blunders.” Personally signed copies are available for $19.95 plus $5.00 shipping at ChattanoogaRadioTV.com, or at my mailing address at the end of this column. This is the story …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: COVID Has Been a Life Changer

When future generations study our battle with COVID-19, there will be a lot of head scratching. “Hold on,” they will say. “Are you telling me that this great nation, the one that joined hands in solidarity through two World Wars and a terrorist attack, was divided over a pandemic that killed more than a million …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: Neither for President

Recently I wrote a column titled, “I Could Never Be President.” I listed the reasons why I could never be elected, and the fact that I lack the basic qualifications. Sadly, no one offered a dissenting view. Nevertheless, I may have found a loophole. A recent CNN poll (June 2023) reveals that 32 percent of …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: Time Out for Bad Behavior

When I was writing a book about all the famous people who had visited my hometown, I interviewed Hugh Moore, an attorney who has attended more than a thousand concerts. Rock, country, soul, classical, you name it. He has kept track of each one, dating back to the 1960s. I thought I would give it …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: The Cursive Comeback

I just saw a TV commercial for an “Atlanta Braves 2023 All-Star Game Bat.” For $139, you get a baseball bat signed by the eight Braves who were selected to the All-Star game. I wanted to take a closer look at the bat, so I went online to examine it. Just as I had suspected, …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: I Came to Play

Every year I clean out my pockets and share the notes I’ve made while watching sporting events on TV. I listen carefully to the sportscasters, who have a lot of time to fill. Despite the recent changes to speed up baseball games, there are still plenty of time-outs, pitching changes, and stalling tactics. In football games, 60 minutes of action transpires in a 4-hour …

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David Carroll’s News and Notes: Leave My CPAP Out of It

You know you’re getting old when you remember that we used to elect a president every 4 years, and we didn’t think about the next election until at least 3 years later. These days, the next presidential campaign begins immediately after the inauguration. In 2020 we elected a guy, and for reasons both good and …

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