Expert Answers to Your Questions
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The cold and influenza viruses may share the following symptoms: runny or stuffy nose; sore throat; sneezing; fever; cough; headache or body aches; and fatigue. The most important differentiating factors are the timing, onset, severity and duration of these symptoms. Read more.
During the school year, children are definitely more susceptible to getting sick just because they are around so many other children. Read more.
Children’s medications are flavored by the manufacturer, but your child may still have a strong aversion to it. Read more.
Springtime is often associated with allergies, and allergies can sometimes be mistaken for a cold. Read more.
Cholesterol is a compound found in most body tissues, including the blood and nerves. Cholesterol and its derivatives are important parts of cell membranes in our body. Read more.
Congratulations on making a life-changing decision. You have taken the first step toward a healthier you! Keep in mind that quitting smoking may not be easy, but it will be well worth it in the end. There are many options to make this process more tolerable. Read more.
I will be traveling to visit family over the holidays. How can I remember to take my medication, outside of my normal routine, and what should I do if it runs out while I’m away? Read more.
In Type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells in your body are not reacting to the insulin as they should. Sometimes, your doctor may see if your diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise. This is usually in cases where the blood sugar is not that elevated. If control of the disease is unattainable through diet and exercise, your physician will move on to prescription drugs. Read more.
Food with a low glycemic index, or GI, is a key part to diabetes management. Read more.
Everyone's metabolism is different. Talk with your physician about what healthy options will work with your body. You can also try a few safe changes to help your body's metabolism process calories. Read more.
Breakfast is the most important meal for the day and some breakfasts will fuel your body better than others. Read more.
If you were raised to clean your plate, you’ll have a hard time avoiding overeating. Read more.
40lbs lost on my 50lbs to lose journey. I am trying to figure out how many calories I should be eating. Read more.
In general, eat a well balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables help to maintain a healthy digestive system. Read more.
Anything with under .5 grams of trans fat can be labeled as trans-fat free. Read more.
You are only on day three of your antibiotic course, but you are feeling 100 percent better! So why not stop? Read more.
Anemia, or iron-deficiency anemia, results from having constantly low or inadequate levels of iron in the body Read more.
As the most defining feature of the face, your nose’s size and shape likely have a considerable impact on your appearance and self-confidence. Read more.
When a patient complains of weight gain, feeling sluggish and changes in hair texture, my first step is to check her thyroid. Read more.
In order to answer this question, we must first understand what we are talking about when we refer to an “ear infection.” Read more.
You may have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Read more.
My mother died of breast cancer at 59. I am a 23 & healthy, but should I consider double mastectomy?
Having breast cancer at the age of 59 is not above the baseline for ordinary people. Read more.
Your symptoms could have a variety of causes, so you should have a complete dilated exam by an eye specialist. Read more.
No. Taking insulin does not mean that you have type 1 diabetes. Read more.
You may feel fine, but that is no guarantee that your blood sugar levels are in the target range. Read more.