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Ask Surly Amy: Cheap Health Care

Hi Amy, I live in a city where alternative medicine is a big thing. I work in safety net health care, and many of the clinics I work with offer …

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Ask Surly Amy: Daisy and Dick and Abusive Relationships

Dear Surly Amy, One of my female friends (let’s call her Daisy) says she still has “that special something” with one of my former friends (let’s call him Dick). I …

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Ask Surly Amy: HPV Vaccine For Adults

Dear Surly Amy, I’m (very nearly) a 30 year old woman who has only had a handful of sexual partners in my life; only one of them entailing vaginal penetration. …

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Ask Surly Amy: Truth and Consequences

Dear Surly Amy, I’m not sure if this even scrapes into the type of situation you normally deal with, but I’m hoping you can give me the perspective I’m missing. …

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Skepticism

Ask Surly Amy: Bladder Infections, UTI’s and Cranberry Juice

Hi Amy, You’ve tackled some medical issues before now (prenatal vitamins, etc), so here’s another one for you. I am pretty susceptible to UTIs. Any woman (or man for that …

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Ask Surly Amy: Meditation

Dear Surly Amy, A lot of my friends are into meditation, and I have seen things in various places that lead me to believe that some of the benefits my …

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Ask Surly Amy: Marriage Counseling

Dear Surly Amy, I’ve been with my boyfriend for several years now and we’re at the point where the topic of engagement/marriage is coming up. We’re interested in going through …

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Ask Surly Amy: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Dear Surly Amy, My sister wonders if she should get her daughters the Gardasil vaccine. My instinct is that she should, though I am also hesitant to recommend or take …

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