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I am 25 pounds lighter than I was just a few months ago, and my blood pressure is far lower. A better diet and generous amounts of exercise were key ingredients, but the tool that helped me most was fitness related technology.

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Q. Is there a dictionary for Emoji?

A. What a delightful question. There is not just a dictionary, but an entire encyclopedia!

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It has been some time since my last column. Like every one of you, the pandemic has made me adopt different ways of accomplishing normal tasks.

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In the decades since George Jetson previewed his pushbutton lifestyle, some of us have dreamed of a smart home of our very own.

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Q. A pro tech friend tells me that reset is no longer needed because of the way Microsoft does updates. Why do you feel it’s beneficial, given the downsides?

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The cords and wires that populate our lives seem pretty much invisible until something goes wrong. Product photography rarely shows wires of any kind. But in real life cables, cords, and wires are everywhere.

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Sometimes I see a small green or orange dot near the top right of my iPhone screen. What does that mean?

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Q. I got my first Android smartphone over the holidays. Which apps do you consider must-haves?

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Watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been a holiday tradition since my childhood and this year it can only be viewed on AppleTV+. Does this mean I have to buy an AppleTV?

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Q. I have several old computers in my garage that are just taking up space. Before I send them to the recycler, I wonder if there is anything useful I could do with them.

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Q. I can’t print from my laptop computer. When I checked if my HP5255 was connected, I found a printer email address that ended with @hpprint.com. I also do not understand why that address is different than my regular email address.

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Q. I was tempted by an app on the Microsoft App Store but stopped when I saw the permission list: “Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs, and registry.” Do I have to let them breach my security?

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Q. The Internet in my house seems slower than at my local coffee shop. How do I measure the speed and compare the two?

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Q. My computer was crushed in an accident. I was able to rescue the drive from the wreckage, but how do I copy my files onto a new computer?

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Funeralocity.com recently launched nationwide to include the top 100 metro markets in the country. The website was originally created for the Atlanta area in 2017.

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Q. Most retail stores accept merchandise returns, but what about software? Is it possible to get a refund from the App Store?

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Modern smartphones do a lot of things, and you may have read here before about how to get the most out of them. The truth of the matter is that even the most tech-savvy users are often discovering new things on their phones, and finding new ways to put them to use. At the same time though, i…

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Q. My incoming caller ID information seems less accurate lately. It works fine for numbers I already recognize, but most everything else is inaccurate.

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Q. When I open Safari on my iPhone, I am always forwarded to Apple’s website. Is there a way to choose a different home page?

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On Nov. 26, NASA In-Sight Lander arrived at a new home on Mars. The seven-month journey covered nearly 300 million miles to advance our knowledge of our neighboring planet.

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Q. As a longtime iPhone user, when I needed a new phone I would just get the latest model. Now the lineup has so many choices I’m confused. How do I pick one?

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In the 1950s the City of Memphis was one of the most important economic centers in the Southern United States. The economy was so strong that many entrepreneurs relocated to the Bluff City to grow their portfolio. One such businessman was Levi Shelton Hartzog, the owner of a small bakery in …

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Q. I have too many passwords to remember. I write most of them down and put them on a card in my wallet. How do you keep track of your passwords?

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Q. I’m thinking I can rid my life of big, bulky speakers and use my iPhone to replace a skipping CD player. What would you recommend for listening to the radio in my house?

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Allopurinol, a frequently used gout medication, does not appear to drive up the risk for dying among gout patients who also struggle with chronic kidney disease, new research shows.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Preconception weight loss prior to infertility therapy does not improve live birth or healthy live birth rates in women who were obese or overweight, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in PLOS Medicine.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born at all gestational ages with low-risk delivery characteristics have a low risk for early-onset sepsis (EOS) and may not require initiation of empiric antibiotic therapy immediately following birth, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in Pediatrics.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A suite of ready-to-eat bioactive snacks can meaningfully reduce cholesterol in patients unwilling or unable to take statin drugs, according to a study published Jan. 26 in the Journal of Nutrition.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening of mostly nonsmoking Asian women is associated with considerable early-stage lung cancer overdiagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-positive individuals living with an infected household contact, treatment with the subcutaneous casirivimab and imdevimab antibody combination reduces the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 over 28 days, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with hematologic malignancies, septic shock is associated with high mortality rates and poor 90-day survival, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Substantial and sustained reductions in hospital admissions were seen among children after March 1, 2020, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in The BMJ.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In clinical guidelines issued by the American College of Gastroenterology and published online Jan. 10 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for the management of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF).

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Skyrizi (risankizumab-rzaa) to treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis, the manufacturer announced Friday.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals continue to reel from the pressure posed by the ongoing pandemic, facing critical workforce shortages and rising labor costs that amount to a "national emergency," hospital executives say.

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Omicron batters already strained U.S. hospitals. Facilities continue to reel from the pressures of the pandemic, facing critical workforce shortages and rising labor costs that amount to a "national emergency," hospital executives say. Read more

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 vaccines don't affect the outcomes of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a new study. It's more evidence that the shots won't harm fertility, researchers said.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Remember when everyone was disinfecting their groceries at the start of the pandemic, fearful that the new coronavirus could be spread simply by touching a surface on which the virus had landed?

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of internal medicine (IM) applicants and matriculants who identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM) remained low during 2010 to 2018, according to a research letter published online Jan. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has launched a trial that will compare its existing COVID-19 vaccine against a new version tailored to beat back the highly contagious omicron variant.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- European Union residents should be able to move freely between the 27 member nations if they have been vaccinated in the past nine months or have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection, bloc officials said Tuesday.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it will curtail the use of two monoclonal antibody treatments that do not appear to work against the highly contagious omicron variant.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Older adults who maintain a steady weight as they age are less likely to experience rapid cognitive decline, regardless of how much they weigh to start, new research suggests.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Living through the pandemic has not been easy for kids, but it has really thrown off children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research warns.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has launched a trial that will compare its existing COVID-19 vaccine against a new version tailored to beat back the highly contagious Omicron variant.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It has begun to feel like a pandemic that will never end, but public health experts now say the Omicron variant may be ushering in a "new normal," where COVID-19 becomes an endemic, but manageable, disease.

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TUESDAY, Jan. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with gout and chronic kidney disease (CKD), no associations with increased mortality were seen for allopurinol initiation, achieving target serum urate (SU) levels, or allopurinol dose escalation, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.