DEAR DOCTOR K: My father was recently diagnosed with essential tremor. Is this the same thing as Parkinson’s disease? If not, what is the difference?
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DEAR DOCTOR K: Can you tell me what happens when someone having a heart attack gets to the hospital?
DEAR DOCTOR K: In a recent column on antibiotics, you didn’t mention their use in meat and poultry as a cause of antibiotic resistance. Hasn’t this contributed to the problem?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve already had shingles. Do I still need to get a shingles vaccine?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I am pregnant, and my doctor says that I’m gaining too much weight. I trust the doctor, but I’ve heard that it’s normal to gain weight during pregnancy. How much weight should a woman gain?
DEAR DOCTOR K: Does eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than three larger meals help with weight loss?
DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve gotten older, my fingernails have become very brittle. They chip, break and split easily. I’ve also noticed ridges. What can I do?
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DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor thinks I could benefit from an antidepressant. But I’ve heard that antidepressants cause weight gain and I’m already overweight. Do any antidepressants cause less weight gain than others?
DEAR DOCTOR K: Is watching TV worse for your health than any other activities that keep you from being active?
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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have terrible hot flashes. My doctor no longer recommends hormone replacement therapy because he says it has heart risks. Is there anything else I can take?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve heard the term “immunotherapy” used by people who are discussing treatments for cancer and arthritis. What is immunotherapy?