(The New York Times)
Pill overload

07/22/2016 10:54 AM EDT
Mike O'Meara's life runs on a tight schedule. Every morning, after a glass of juice and breakfast, the 70-year-old picks up his medication from a blue labeled tray that his wife, Beth, prepared and gulps down 12 1/2 pills. 
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Ask Dr. K: Stomach growling is perfectly normal
07/22/2016 10:54 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> As I get older, it seems my stomach is more likely to make growling noises. Full Story

Health Take-Away: Prevention and treatment of Lyme disease
07/22/2016 10:54 AM EDT - Summer is the time for gardening, hiking, relaxing at the lake and traveling to wooded and coastal vacation sites. Full Story

Should we be worried about possible superbug?
07/15/2016 01:18 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> A New York City patient was infected with bacteria that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics last year, the earliest known case in the U. Full Story

Myth vs. Fact: Shades of darkness: Recognizing depression
07/15/2016 01:18 PM EDT - If a loved one began to complain of blurred vision and tiredness, and scrapes to the skin seemed to take forever to heal, while trips to the bathroom to urinate were more frequent, would you suggest they see a doctor? Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Teen may have 'almost anorexia'
07/15/2016 01:18 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I'm worried about my 15-year-old daughter. She eats like a bird. Full Story

Ask Dr. K: Is weight-loss surgery for you?
07/02/2016 10:46 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I'm very overweight. Diet and exercise help a little, but then I gain it back. Full Story

FDA raises questions about hand sanitizers
07/01/2016 02:48 PM EDT - The colorful gels have become the front lines in our fight against germs. Antiseptic hand sanitizers in greens, blues and reds are now ubiquitous in schools, workplaces and hospitals. Full Story

Musings on Mortality | Deborah Alecson: Patient-centered care feeds death phobia
07/01/2016 02:46 PM EDT - Ian Morrison, Ph.D., starts a piece that he has written for the online newsletter Hospitals & Health Network (March 3, 2015) as follows: "As a Scottish-Canadian-Californian, I have always said that I have a unique perspective on health care and all things to do with health care, including death and dying: The Scots see death as imminent. Full Story

ASK DOCTOR K: Meniscus tear may not need surgery
06/24/2016 04:41 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> My knees hurt a lot, more on the left. At 76 years young, I guess I should expect that. Full Story

(Ronald Martinez)
Dennis Rodman is a person of interest in a freeway crash in Southern California

Famed former basketball player Dennis Rodman is considered a person of interest in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on the I-5 freeway in Santa Ana, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Friday.