Dear Doctors: While my wife and I were working in the garden, she got dizzy and couldn't understand what I was saying. The episode went away after a few minutes, but I took her to the ER anyway. The doctors there said she had experienced a TIA. What is that, [...]
Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I'm strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, [...]
Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell [...]
Many of us know swapping out protein sources like red meat for fish can be beneficial to our health. But when choosing between farm-raised and wild-caught fish, some may wonder: Are all fish created equal? To find out more about how [...]
Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I'm really worried -- is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Dr. [...]
Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body's production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body's vitamin [...]
Dear Doctor: A news report recently said that statins are underused. I'm 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case? Dear Reader: Statins, [...]
Dear Doctors: 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?
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 [...]
Dear Doctors: 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?