published Friday, July 12th, 2013

The Strip

THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.

Q: Dad, what do I do about (insert minor health issue) that probably doesn't warrant a visit to the doctor?

A: Ask your mother first. Then check the Internet and if you don't get a good answer from either, you can always ask a pharmacist where you are going to buy the meds. They are pretty good at suggesting over-the-counter stuff for all kinds of ailments, and they know what works.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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