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Carbon monoxide is easy to detect in home with proper equipment

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Healthy patients do not need to take glutathione
DEAR DOCTOR: I've been seeing advertisements for glutathione, saying the supplement enhances the body's cells. The ads also say the claims haven't been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. What can you tell me about it? 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Pneumonia often diagnosed in late-stage Alzheimer's patients
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Carpal tunnel syndrome usually easily treatable
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tinnitus common among people who work in loud settings
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bladder pain's origins remain a mystery
Monday, March 20, 2017

How personal fitness technology can help you get moving
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hair loss could be caused by multitude of issues
Friday, March 17, 2017

Dietary fiber an integral part of a healthy diet
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Improve sleep hygiene before considering taking medications
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Glycemic index is useful for monitoring blood sugar
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Niacin has proven effective in lowering cholesterol
Monday, March 13, 2017

Drowsy infant's sleep patterns worry new parents
DEAR DOCTOR: We brought our first baby home from the hospital, and it seems as though all he does is sleep. Is this normal? How much sleep should a newborn be getting?  
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Coconut oil may be a good saturated fat alternative
DEAR DOCTOR: I'm 75, healthy, and want to stay that way -- despite a bad family history regarding hearts and arteries. I have taken 10 milligrams of Lipitor daily for several years, but am wondering if I should try coconut oil to lower my cholesterol? 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Family questions dad's plans for end-of-life care
DEAR DOCTOR: Our dad insists that he doesn't want any heroic or extraordinary measures taken if he gets really sick, and he wants one of us children to relay this message to his medical team. Should he have a living will? 
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Natural remedies available for nagging arthritis pain
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

It's never too late to start an exercise regimen
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hepatitis C testing unnecessary for most patients
Monday, March 6, 2017

Depression common among heart attack survivors
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Evidence of olive oil's healing properties is thin
Friday, March 3, 2017

You can prevent nosebleeds in cold, dry climates
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Son's astigmatism can be corrected with contacts
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fibrates may be better option than statins for some
Monday, February 27, 2017

Brisk walking is an easy, heart-healthy exercise
DEAR DOCTOR: My New Year's resolution was to get more exercise and, I hope, lose a few pounds. Walking is an activity I know I can stick with, but I keep hearing that I should aim for 10,000 steps a day. Where does that number come from, and am I wasting my time if I do less?  
Friday, February 24, 2017

Eat fewer carbs to combat the symptoms of fatty liver disease

DEAR DOCTOR: I was recently diagnosed with fatty liver. I researched it a bit, and learned that people with this condition can have a pregnant-looking stomach. Although I've been considered slim my whole life, for the last eight or nine years I've looked about six months pregnant. Please tell me how I can reverse this and quit wearing maternity clothes. 


Friday, February 24, 2017

No known link between vitamin D and cancer or Alzheimer's
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Quality patient care should be provided by all doctors
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Patient care is top priority for doctors, no matter their gender
Monday, February 20, 2017

Vitamin B12 deficiency possible with a vegan diet
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Not much scientific evidence to support use of CoQ10 for pain
Friday, February 17, 2017

Balancing exercises key to preventing falls as we age
Thursday, February 16, 2017

You should know the long-term side-effects of taking ppis
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Challenge your family to spend less time in front of screen
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Exercise is always important, whether indoors or outdoors
Monday, February 13, 2017

Talk to pediatrician before introducing children to peanuts
DEAR DOCTOR: When it's our turn to bring team snacks to the kids' weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there's now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place? 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea common among older men
DEAR DOCTOR: My wife's uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot -- to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall asleep while reading and will also fall asleep while watching TV at night. My wife doesn't seem to be concerned. Should we be? 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Abuse of Adderall becoming common among young people
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Talk to your physician about the necessity of yearly physicals
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shingles vaccination recommended for patients 60 and older
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Aspirin shown to improve survival rates in heart attack patients
Monday, February 6, 2017

Maintain a healthy diet to restrict psoriasis flare-ups
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Breast cancer recurrence may be linked to heavier alcohol use
Friday, February 3, 2017

Reports of children with rare, polio-like illness cause concern
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Optimism is instrumental to good health
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Treating toenail fungus effectively takes time
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Consuming nuts shows significant health benefits
Monday, January 30, 2017

Debating the benefits of eating six small meals a day
DEAR DOCTOR: I've been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, though, I wind up feeling hungry all day. Are six meals really better than three?
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Recent study links alcohol to increased melanoma risk
Friday, January 27, 2017

'Baby blues' are common during first weeks after childbirth
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Marijuana potentially useful for managing pain
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How clinical trials work to advance medicine
Dear Doctor: I keep reading about new cancer drugs that have been developed in clinical trials. What exactly is a clinical trial and how does it work?
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CRP level may determine if patient needs statin
Dear Doctor: A news report recently said that statins are underused. I'm 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case?
Monday, January 23, 2017

Electric toothbrushes may be worth the additional cost
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Year-round sun exposure vital to vitamin d production
Friday, January 20, 2017

Multiple prescriptions may have negative interactions
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Too much video-gaming may have adverse effects on teens
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Talk to family's doctor before moving kids to vegan diet
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Teenage boys should get the HPV vaccine
Monday, January 16, 2017

Mini-stroke may be sign of major underlying health issue
Dear Doctor: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn't understand what I was saying. It went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors said she had a TIA. What is that, and is it dangerous? 
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Evidence not conclusive that talc causes ovarian cancer
Friday, January 13, 2017

Running, if done properly, can be good for your knees
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exercising your brain could stave off dementia
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Post-menopausal women most at risk for osteoporosis
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Practice coping skills to combat stress of infertility
Monday, January 9, 2017

Measles outbreaks a reminder of the importance of vaccines
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vitamin E's benefits may be overblown for healthy people
Friday, January 6, 2017

Using your smartphone at bedtime interferes with sleep
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lack of morning sickness concerns pregnant woman
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hearing loss is not uncommon as we age
Dear Doctor: My parents, who are in their late 70s, are both now using hearing aids. This makes me wonder -- when should a hearing test become part of an annual checkup?
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Proximity to freeway traffic linked to asthma in kids
Monday, January 2, 2017

Parents are right to worry about kids using marijuana
Dear Doctor: Marijuana seems to be increasingly accepted in our country. But I worry about my kids using it. Is it addictive?
Friday, December 30, 2016

Becoming trained in cpr just may save a life
Dear Doctor: A woman in the mall near our home collapsed and wasn't breathing. A shopper performed CPR until the paramedics showed up. Later, my friends and I realized that none of us could have helped her. Should we get trained in CPR?
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Weighing the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tips on putting together a family first-aid kit
DEAR DOCTOR: Our young son fell off his skateboard recently, and the items my wife and I needed to tend to his cuts and scrapes were scattered throughout the house. Now we want to assemble a home first-aid kit. What should it contain?
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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