When to Take Pain Medication

When to Take Pain Medication

A reader asks, “Should I take my pain medication when I can’t tolerate the pain or take it regularly as prescribed?” Read More

Shingles Vaccine Recommendations

Shingles Vaccine Recommendations

A readers asks, “My doctor has advised that I get the shingles vaccine. I don’t know enough to make an informed decision on this. What is the latest recommendation?” Read More

CBD Oil for Pain Relief

CBD Oil for Pain Relief

CBD is one of many compounds known as cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana. Researchers are looking at the potential therapeutic uses of CBD… Read More

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