Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month
‘Over the years, my study room has become a fall detection lab,’ says Dr. Francy Shu
Dear Doctor: Can you please explain what gout is and how it’s treated? Our father is 81 years old and was just told that he has gout. His doctor says it could be because he takes water pills for swelling due to congestive heart failure. Does that make sense?
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