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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 ...

By Ask the Doctors • October 1, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m a 77-year-old woman – and I’m a hoarder. Well, maybe I’m a hoarder. Maybe I’m just lazy or a procrastinator. Regardless, how ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 28, 2018

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 ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 27, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m 75 years old and have bruising on my hands, seemingly when anything touches them. I do not take blood thinners or aspirin. ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 26, 2018

Dear Doctors: I see that psilocybin mushrooms – what we used to call magic mushrooms – are being studied now as a possible treatment for ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 25, 2018

Dear Doctor: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But “prolonged” meant “two weeks or more.” I had a ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 24, 2018

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 ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 21, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that a product called paractin, a plant extract, promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Is this true? How does that work? ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 20, 2018

Letters – we’ve been reading your letters. Thank you for your interest in our thoughts, the humor with which you evaluate – and sometimes chide ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 19, 2018

Dear Doctor: What are the benefits and risks of taking kava? That’s a good question with ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 18, 2018