Items Tagged ‘Dr. Eve Glazier’

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


Ask the Doctors - How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

September 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I convince my parents that vegetarianism is healthy?

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Dear Doctors: I’ve always loved animals and now I want to stop eating meat. But I’m 15 years old and my parents think that’s too young to make such a big decision. What can I tell them about being a vegetarian? I’m hoping I can persuade them it’s OK. We think it’s admirable that you […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, iron, teenagers, vegetarian, vegetarian diet, vitamin b12


Ask the Doctors - Readers weigh in on toenail fungus and more

September 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Readers weigh in on toenail fungus and more

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Letters – we’ve been reading your letters. Thank you for your interest in our thoughts, the humor with which you evaluate – and sometimes chide – us, and the passion you continue show for health sciences and research. Your thoughts and questions are always interesting, often touching, and never fail to make us think. Toenail […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, copper pans, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, nosebleeds, toenail fungus, treating nosebleeds


Ask the Doctors - Does sleep affect risk of illness?

September 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does sleep affect risk of illness?

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Dear Doctors: My husband thinks that sleeping for more than five hours a night is a waste of time. But I just read that not getting enough sleep can predispose to illness. Is this correct? I would love to be able to persuade him that sleep is actually good for you. Getting enough hours of […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, sleep health, sleep insufficiency


Ask the Doctors - What is inclusion body myositis?

September 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is inclusion body myositis?

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Dear Doctors: My brother, who is 65, was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis about five years ago and the muscles in his arms, legs and hands are deteriorating rapidly. He’s someone who loves life and this is very hard to watch. His physician says there’s no cure. What can you tell me about the disease? […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, corticosteroids, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, immune system, inclusion body myositis, inflammation


Is swimming in cold water good for you?

September 11, 2018

Is swimming in cold water good for you?

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Dear Doctors: Our family visits a lake in the mountains every summer where the water almost never gets above 60 degrees. I dislike swimming in cold water but my husband and dad insist that it’s good for you. It won’t get me into the water but I just want to know – are they right? […]

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Tags: adrenalin, Ask the Doctors, blood flow, cold shock, cold-water swimming, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, nervous system, stress hormones, swimming safety


Ask the Doctors - What is 'rat urine disease'?

September 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is ‘rat urine disease’?

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Dear Doctors: Our youngest daughter is starting college in New York City this fall and on top of all the empty nest emotions my husband and I are dealing with, a friend has warned us about something she saw on the news called “rat urine disease.” What is it? Should we be worried? There’s nothing […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, leptospira, leptospirosis, rat urine disease, rats


Ask the Doctors - Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

September 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can the food we eat affect inflammation?

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Dear Doctors: Can the food we eat affect chronic inflammation in the body? In our previous column, we addressed the first half of a two-part question about inflammation – what is it, and can it be affected by diet. In answering the first half of the question, we discussed the two main types of inflammation […]

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Tags: acute inflammation, antioxidants, Ask the Doctors, breast cancer, chronic inflammation, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, nutrition, polyphenols


Ask the Doctors - How exactly does 'inflammation' work?

September 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How exactly does ‘inflammation’ work?

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Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? You’ve asked several pretty big questions so we’re going to answer them in two parts. In this […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, immune system, inflammation, nutrition, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - Is it safe to use insect repellant on infants?

August 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it safe to use insect repellant on infants?

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Dear Doctors: Is it safe to use an insect repellent with DEET on my 5-month-old? Here in Tennessee, we’re approaching prime mosquito season and we want our little boy to be able to play outside without getting all bitten up. There’s nothing like the thin, high whine of a mosquito to let you know your […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, DEET, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, infants, insect repellant, insects