Dr. Robert Ashley

Dear Doctor: My cardiovascular surgeon tells me medicine has mostly abandoned shunt and stent placements as a solution to carotid artery plaques. Instead, doctors are ...

By Ask the Doctors • September 4, 2018

Dear Doctor: We’ve lived in our house for years – and raised three boys on well water. All have been reasonably healthy. But I recently ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 31, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’ve suffered joint pain for years. Being prescribed 15 milligrams of Meloxicam has been wonderful. What are your thoughts on Meloxicam use? ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 29, 2018

Dear Doctor: One of the schools in my area has been the focus of news reports about a bacterial meningitis case. How contagious is this ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 27, 2018

Dear Doctor: Which over-the-counter pain reliever is safer – acetaminophen, ibuprofen, celecoxib or naproxen? It seems as if they all carry some risks. [caption ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 23, 2018

Dear Doctor: I have played tennis for many years, but have been unable to play over the last year, due to tennis elbow.  Does acupuncture ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 21, 2018

Dear Doctor: What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar? I hear about it on social media, but I don’t understand how vinegar can lead ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 17, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m almost 90 years old and always tired. I took two capsules of 2,000 mcg vitamin B12 the other night, and felt stronger ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 15, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m a 78-year-old woman who developed shingles in December 2014. The rash settled in the nerves on my left side, from under the ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 13, 2018

Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. ...

By Ask the Doctors • August 7, 2018