Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act

A reader writes, “I am hard of hearing and keep reading that hearing aids might become more affordable. How and when is this supposed to happen? My last set of hearing aids was nearly $5000 and needs to be replaced…” Read More

Age and Memory Loss

Age and Memory Loss

I am in my middle 60s and worried about my memory. I’ll walk from one room to the next and forget what I am there for. Sometimes during the day, I’ll just forget my last thought, even when I have been thinking about a problem that has some relevance to me. How much should I be worried? Read More

Neuropathy Causes

Neuropathy Causes

A reader writes, “I have diabetes and have taken care of myself in every way I know. My doctor says this is the underlying cause of my numb feet, but I don’t know what else I can do to help…” Read More

Difference Between MD and DO

Difference Between MD and DO

A reader says, “My insurance company has given me a list of providers, and several are listed as DOs rather than MDs. What is the difference between an MD and a DO?” Read More

Reiki for Pain

Reiki for Pain

A reader says, “I am looking to explore alternatives to medication for chronic pain that began following knee surgery. Reiki has been recommended to me. What is it, and how would I know if it is good for me?” Read More

Why the Flu Shot Doesn't Always Work

Why the Flu Shot Doesn’t Always Work

A reader says, “Even though I took the flu shot last fall, I came down with a dreadful case of it this year.” Learn why the flu shot doesn’t always work… Read More

Leg Pain and EMG Testing

Leg Pain and EMG Testing

An ElectroMyoGram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles. Generally speaking, different muscle and neurological diseases present with different abnormal electrical patterns… Read More

Cataracts Pseudoexfoliation

Cataracts and Pseudoexfoliation

My husband has cataracts, and his ophthalmologist told him he also has pseudoexfoliation of the lens capsule. What is this, and how is it treated? Read More