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As people get older, their pillbox often gets larger. Many people take multiple pills each day, some of them prescribed many years ago. This raises the risk of not only harmful drug interactions but also dangerous side effects. Prescriptions need to be updated regularly, because your body may react differently to drugs if your weight or your metabolism changes.

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Oscar winner Javier Bardem makes hushed, calm Chigurh the anti-Norman Bates, terrifying because we know nothing about him (the same was true of Bardem’s “Skyfall” villain). Seeming to have materialized out of nowhere in both Cormac McCarthy’s novel and Joel and Ethan Coen’s movie, he appears human, but his interactions with others make us wonder how anyone could turn out like this. As a result, Chigurh underscores the scariest thing about evil: We don’t know where it comes from.

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Because there is a risk that people with COVID-19 could spread the virus to animals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that pet owners limit their pet’s interaction with people outside the household. To do that, you can:

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Pets can show signs of senility. Stimulating them through interactions can help keep them mentally active. If you notice any changes in your pet’s behavior, consult your veterinarian.

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If your puppy nips and bites too hard, teach the puppy that this is not OK by ending the interaction. You can pull your hand away, say, “OW!” and leave the puppy for a few minutes. Then try again so your puppy has a chance to act appropriately.

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If a dog spots wildlife, there's a good chance it will want to chase it. When this happens, it stresses out an animal, something that can lead to death in itself. Keep your dog on a leash to prevent interactions that may result in wildlife being maimed or killed.

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Avoid it. Schedule the date/interaction right from the dating site or app. Texting is another, what I call, “obstacle to the first date,” where you can inadvertently hurt your chances of getting to the date. Plus, on text, you can’t reference the person’s profile to “study up” before the date. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to text someone I’ve never met.

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All of the high schoolers expressed different ways of mourning the lost period of time. Distractions they listed include listening to music, w…

Sand Springs Police Chief Mike Carter and the police department hosted a seminar, involving autism and policing Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Billie …

Consulting with a specialist can help you think about whether what you are experiencing is part of the normal ebb and flow of moods or if there are more significant concerns. Examples of these concerning patterns can include isolating or pulling away from others; consuming alcohol or other substances more heavily or in problematic ways; having trouble completing daily tasks or caring for yourself in basic ways; or even having thoughts of dying or of suicide.

Question: When someone is being inappropriate or disrespectful, how do I continue to be positive when they are treating me in a negative way?

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