Ask a Doctor: Heartburn a real pain

Ask a Doctor: Heartburn a real pain

Question: — I’m tormented frequently by heartburn. Why does this happen, and is there anything you can recommend? I really don’t wan...

April 1st, 2020 |  


Ask a Doctor: Colon testing not just for men

Ask a Doctor: Colon testing not just for men

Question: I know men should have a colonoscopy at age 50. (I had to drag my husband to his in chains!) Why isn’t it also important to women, not...

March 18th, 2020 |  


Stay home? Sick leave policies could test outbreak response

Stay home? Sick leave policies could test outbreak response

LIMA — Inadequate sick leave policies will test whether American workers will stay home should they come in contact with the new coronavirus, po...

March 5th, 2020 updated: March 11th, 2020. |  



Ask a Doctor: What do blood pressure numbers mean?

Ask a Doctor: What do blood pressure numbers mean?

Question: I’m 60 and am good about getting a physical every year. The nurse will take my blood pressure and will tell me two numbers. She’...

March 4th, 2020 |  


Ask a Doctor: Is my risk of aneurysm elevated?

Ask a Doctor: Is my risk of aneurysm elevated?

Question: I was adopted and just learned my father and his brother died from an aneurysm. A second brother had an operation because of an aneurysm and...

February 26th, 2020 |  


Ask a Doctor: Facts about coronavirus COVID-19

Ask a Doctor: Facts about coronavirus COVID-19

Question: How does a virus start? How did the coronavirus begin? Could a virus like this be manmade? – Ralph, of Fort JenningsCoronavirus is all...

February 20th, 2020 updated: March 11th, 2020. |  


Ask a Doctor: Skin cancer real threat on spring break

Ask a Doctor: Skin cancer real threat on spring break

Question: I just got off the phone with my granddaughter. She is all excited about spring break at South Padre Island, Texas. She says she cannot wait...

February 12th, 2020 |  


Ask a Doctor: Delaying major back surgery

Ask a Doctor: Delaying major back surgery

Question: I had a laminectomy December 2017. In mid 2018, L4 and L5 essentially collapsed and are pinching my sciatic nerve. I have been through sever...

February 5th, 2020 |  


Ask a Doctor: Tips to manage pain

Ask a Doctor: Tips to manage pain

Question: Hi! On Jan. 15, I had brain surgery to remove a tumor. As I recuperate, I am taking less and less pain meds, and I would like to know what I...

January 30th, 2020 updated: January 30th, 2020. |  


Ask a Doctor: Aging versus dementia

Ask a Doctor: Aging versus dementia

Question: People tell me not to worry about it, but I do. You see, I am 65 years old and would say I am in good physical shape — maybe 10 pounds...

January 22nd, 2020 |