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Q: My pharmacist recently told me I could get a flu shot, even though I have an egg allergy. Is this true? A: You're smart to ask, especially now. As the current flu season illustrates, the influenza … more
Q: How about a warning about the effect of too many vitamins? One example: B6. I recently checked my daily vitamin formula and found that it had more than twice the recommended B6. This is on top of … more
Headaches are a common ailment — so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life."When I do routine physicals, I'll ask about headaches," says Michael Munger, a … more
I love the changing seasons and all the fun one can have in the snow, but it is no fun sitting at home with a cold. Most Americans catch two to four colds per year (children slightly more), but there … more
Q: I was recently diagnosed with an aortic thoracic aneurysm and scheduled for surgery. What are the risks, and can I expect to live a normal life afterward? A: As difficult as it is to hear the … more
We know for a fact that annual mammograms for women starting at age 40 absolutely save lives. But we also now know that for women at higher risk of breast cancer due to family history and other … more
When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research … more
It not just a gut feeling. It's gut science. A rapidly growing body of research into the vast ecosystem of bacteria which reside in our digestive systems — our guts — is teaching us a … more
Q: How is one screened for/diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia? What type of doctors does one see? What sorts of tests do they run? It runs in my family, and lately I've been … more
Q: I'm a 75-year-old man who's done hard physical farm labor since I was a young boy. Now I have painful tingling, burning and numbness in my right palm and fingers. It disrupts my sleep and makes it … more
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