Completing a Living Will

Completing a Living Will

It is in your best interest to complete your advance directives — the forms, including a living will, provided by the hospital — and to have this challenging conversation with those intimates who will provide your care when the time comes… Read More

Meditation for Shingles Pain

Meditation for Shingles Pain

A reader, living with chronic pain as a result of a bout of shingles, asks if meditation can be helpful… Read More

What Kind of Arthritis Do I Have

What Kind of Arthritis Do I Have

A reader who has been experiencing achy joints recently wonders, “What kind of arthritis do I have?” Our expert outlines how he can find out… Read More

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