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Not all DCIS breast cancers require aggressive treatment

Friday, February 5, 2016

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Healthy lifestyle changes will combat prediabetes
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stand up for better health!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pertussis vaccine booster shots protect kids and adults
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Flu shot's partial protection is better than none at all
Monday, February 1, 2016

CRP blood test is not useful for everyone
DEAR DOCTOR K: Both my parents had heart disease, so I'm worried I might get it. A friend said I should get a CRP test, but my doctor hasn't ordered one. Should I ask him about the test?
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Adequate sleep essential to good mental and physical health
Friday, January 29, 2016

Women in their 40s must weigh risks, benefits of mammograms
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Panels of experts disagree on mammogram frequency
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Value of direct current stimulation to brain still unproven
DEAR DOCTOR K: I saw an ad for something called a "tDCS brain-stimulating device." It supposedly helps improve memory and thinking. Is it worth a try?
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Children are at risk from old, peeling paint
DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend's daughter got lead poisoning from paint in her house. What can I do to protect my kids?
Monday, January 25, 2016

Breathing tests are used to diagnose asthma
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Right kind of chewing gum lowers risk of tooth decay
Friday, January 22, 2016

Health benefits of organic foods are unproven
DEAR DOCTOR K: Many of my friends buy only organic foods. But are they really healthier than non-organic?
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Moderate exercise will help maintain mobility as you age
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fight stress with relaxed breathing
DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend recommended a technique called "breath focus" to help me deal with stress. Does this help?
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cochlear implants can help those with major hearing loss
Monday, January 18, 2016

There is a difference between palliative care and hospice
DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother has a chronic illness. Her doctor told her she needed palliative care. She rejects that because she says palliative care is for patients who have given up.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Interval training allows more intense exercise in less time
DEAR DOCTOR K: What is interval training? What are the benefits of exercising this way?
Friday, January 15, 2016

Heat therapy can be effective for rheumatoid arthritis
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ongoing research seeks effective treatments for alzheimer's
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Avoid aortic aneurysm by following healthy heart advice
DEAR DOCTOR K: I had pain in my abdomen, so my doctor did an ultrasound to check for gallstones. It turns out I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What is that?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Arthroscopy is gold standard for minor knee surgery
DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm a lifelong runner with severe knee pain. I hate the thought of surgery, but hear it's not such a big deal these days, using arthroscopy. How do I know if I'm a good candidate for it?
Monday, January 11, 2016

Annual eye exams especially important for diabetics
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hyperthyroidism has serious consequences if left untreated
Friday, January 8, 2016

Choose carefully when buying processed foods
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Avoiding troublesome foods helps irritable bowel syndrome
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Relief is possible for arthritic hands
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have osteoarthritis of my hands. Are any treatments particularly effective for this condition?
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Several treatment options can ease upset stomach
Monday, January 4, 2016

Osteoporosis is a risk for some men
DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I need to worry about osteoporosis. I'm a man in my 60s. Doesn't osteoporosis affect mostly women?
Saturday, January 2, 2016

Use the right pillow to protect your neck while sleeping
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Controlling blood pressure also protects your kidneys
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Our kids really do need flu shots
DEAR DOCTOR K: I know my child is supposed to get a flu shot each year. But how much good does it really do, and is it safe?
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Evidence grows that daily aspirin may reduce cancer risk
DEAR DOCTOR K: I read that aspirin might help to prevent cancer. Is there anything to this idea?
Monday, December 28, 2015

Kegel exercises will help counter pelvic organ prolapse
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Opt for a knee replacement sooner rather than later
Thursday, December 24, 2015

High-dose flu shot offers better protection for seniors
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Moderate exercise can prevent sudden cardiac arrest
DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife saw something on the news about a man who died of sudden cardiac arrest while jogging. Now she doesn't want me to exercise. I'd really love to get my running shoes back on. What can I tell her to ease her worries?
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Try simple solutions to relieve dry mouth
DEAR DOCTOR K: My mouth and throat are always very dry. As a result, I am constantly sipping water. It's annoying and uncomfortable. Is this normal? Is there anything I can do?
Monday, December 21, 2015

Relieve constipation with more fiber and exercise
DEAR DOCTOR K: There are so many laxatives on the market. Which one should I take for my constipation?
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dulled sense of taste can have many causes
Friday, December 18, 2015

Specialized therapy helps overcome insomnia without drugs
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Get screened for osteoporosis to avoid future fractures
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Many options exist to treat pain following a stroke
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

High triglycerides threaten your health
DEAR DOCTOR K: My recent cholesterol blood test came back pretty good, but my doctor said he was worried about my high triglyceride levels. What are triglycerides? Should I be worried, and what can I do about this?
Monday, December 14, 2015

With right preparation, walking in winter is fine
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Warfarin should be monitored to make sure dose is right
Friday, December 11, 2015

Several treatment possibilities can treat recurrent utis
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Quitting smoking is worth a few extra pounds
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dysthymia is a mild but prolonged type of depression
DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I suffer from "dysthymia." A friend says this is just a nice word for depression. What is dysthymia?
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Leaking mitral valve can be repaired or replaced
Monday, December 7, 2015

Ask Dr. K by Dr. Anthony Komaroff
DEAR DOCTOR K: Everyone agrees that you benefit from fiber in your diet. But it seems some people prefer soluble fiber and some insoluble fiber. What's the difference, and which is best?
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Female sexual dysfunction deserves more research
Friday, December 4, 2015

Low-dose calcium supplement reduces risk from higher dose
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Don't use some medications past their expiration date
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Gene editing tool holds great promise
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Teaching kids about healthy eating protects them as adults
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Exercise releases hormone that may help to lose weight
Friday, November 27, 2015

Consult doctor about long-term use of osteoporosis drugs
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Larynx changes during puberty cause boy's voice to crack
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Research into brain trauma reveals cell-killing protein
Monday, November 23, 2015

Metabolic syndrome is dangerous, but you can beat it
DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have metabolic syndrome. He said it's "like diabetes but not diabetes," which I don't understand. Can you explain what it is, and how I can fix it?
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Delivery by c-section is most often uneventful
Friday, November 20, 2015

Flushing brain of waste material may be one reason we sleep
Thursday, November 19, 2015

It's important that we sleep, but we don't yet know why
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Melatonin may help your adjustment to new time zone
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Scientists boost immune system to attack cancer cells
Monday, November 16, 2015

For adults, low-fat milk is best
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hot flashes can persist long after menopause
Friday, November 13, 2015

Multiple studies confirm benefits of mediterranean diet
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Remarkable stem cell experiments hold great promise
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

After years of slow progress, stem cell research quickens
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hip surgery benefits outweigh possible complications
Monday, November 9, 2015

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