Items Tagged ‘Dr.Elizabeth Ko’

How can I get the most out of my doctor appointment?

October 19, 2018

How can I get the most out of my doctor appointment?

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Dear Doctors: How do I get the most out of my relationship with my primary care physician? The appointments are so short these days and I want to be smart about the way I use the time. That’s a great question. As fellow patients who see our own physicians, we share your concerns. And as […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, doctor appointments, doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, primary care physician


What's the best type of exercise?

October 17, 2018

What’s the best type of exercise?

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Dear Doctors: What’s the best type of exercise? I’ve been reading that high-intensity interval training can actually slow down the aging process. Really? Why? I’m not too keen on this approach but I do walk at least a mile every day. First, congratulations on exercising regularly. Last year 81 million Americans didn’t take part in […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, high-intensity interval training, HIIT, mitochondria


I can't lose weight. Is my gut bacteria to blame?

October 15, 2018

I can’t lose weight. Is my gut bacteria to blame?

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Dear Doctors: I can’t seem to lose weight and am wondering if my gut bacteria could be to blame. How can I change it? In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract, also known as the gut microbiome, play a significant and far-reaching role in our […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fiber, gut bacteria, gut microbiome, prebiotics, probiotic foods


Ask the Doctors - How can I avoid catching my husband's athlete's foot?

October 11, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I avoid catching my husband’s athlete’s foot?

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Dear Doctors: My husband and two sons all have athlete’s foot and my daughter and I don’t want to catch it. Now that it’s on the house, can we get rid of it? Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a common fungal infection. Anyone who has suffered through the maddening itch of athlete’s […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, athlete's foot, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fungal infection, tinea pedis


Ask the Doctors - I'm underweight. What's the best way to gain?

October 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m underweight. What’s the best way to gain?

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Dear Doctors: So many articles seem to be about weight loss, but I’m actually underweight. I eat enough, live a healthy lifestyle, and exercise. But I’m 5 foot 1 inches tall and weigh 100 pounds. The charts say I need to gain about 12 pounds to be normal. How can I gain weight? The first […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, BMI, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food diary, underweight, weigh


Ask the Doctors - How is osteoporosis treated in men?

October 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How is osteoporosis treated in men?

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Dear Doctors: I am a 74-year-old man and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Is this common in men? I thought this was a disease that women get. What will the treatment be? Will it help? Your diagnosis puts you among the estimated 2 to 5 million men in the U.S. who have osteoporosis. Another 12 […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone loss, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fracture risk, low testosterone, osteoporosis


Ask the Doctors - Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

October 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Our pregnant daughter-in-law smokes. Is that safe?

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Dear Doctors: Our daughter-in-law is four months pregnant with our first grandchild. When she and our son were recently visiting for the weekend, we became aware that she’s secretly smoking. She says it’s OK because it’s just three cigarettes a day and asked us not to tell our son. Is she correct? Two future grandparents […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, healthy pregnancy, miscarriage, placental abruption, pregnancy, SIDS, smoking, sudden infant death syndrome


Ask the Doctors - What can I do about hereditary spastic paraplegia?

October 1, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What can I do about hereditary spastic paraplegia?

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Dear Doctors: I was having trouble with muscle spasms in my legs that made it hard to walk and have now been diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The doctors in my area don’t seem to know anything about it. What can you tell me about this disease? Where do I go for help? We’re very […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, genetic testing, hereditary spastic paraplegia, muscle spasms, progressive weakness, Spastic Paraplegia Foundation


Ask the Doctors - When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

September 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – When can I stop having an annual Pap smear every year?

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Dear Doctors: What are the updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening? I’m 62 and want to know what is recommended going forward. Is an annual pelvic exam still necessary if a Pap smear isn’t being done? And have guidelines have changed for teens and 20-somethings? You’ve asked a lot of excellent questions that will have […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, cervical cancer, cervix, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, HPV, Pap smears


Ask the Doctors - How risky are 'magic mushrooms'?

September 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How risky are ‘magic mushrooms’?

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Dear Doctors: I see that psilocybin mushrooms – what we used to call magic mushrooms – are being studied now as a possible treatment for PTSD and depression. I’ve struggled with severe depression my whole life. Would it be risky for me to give magic mushrooms a try? In a word – yes. Although emerging […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Ask the Doctors, Controlled Substances Act, depression, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, magic mushrooms, psilocybin, PTSD, Schedule 1 substance