WASHINGTON — Sounding an alarm about the growing threat of superbugs, the Obama administration is proposing a jump in spending to fight antibiotic-resistant germs in hospitals. Infections that can withstand some of the best antibiotics already are killing more than 23,000 Americans a year, and some bacteria are becoming resistant to drugs of last resort, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DEAR DOCTOR K: Is it true that some people are more vulnerable to addiction than others? Why?
DEAR DOCTOR K: My daughter and several of her college friends are on the “paleo” diet. What is that? Is it healthy?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have carpal tunnel syndrome. How can I relieve the discomfort without drugs or surgery?
CHICAGO — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975.
DEAR DOCTOR K: How often should I have my eyes examined? What will the doctor check for during the exam?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have irritable bowel syndrome. Can you explain what has caused it?
In yesterday’s column, a reader asked whether she should be tested for genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Today, I thought I’d give you my view on the larger question: Will studies of our genes change the practice of medicine and improve our lives?
DEAR DOCTOR K: Alzheimer’s runs in my family. Will it help to get gene testing for this disease?
Temperature swings can also play a role
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a man. Why are my breasts suddenly getting bigger?
Organizers have cancelled all Go Red for Women events scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8.
Officials from Mid-Columbia Medical Center have cancelled tonight’s heart disease talk and related wine-tasting originally planned for tonight at Water’s Edge, citing the snowy weather as the reason.
Go Red heart awareness event is cancelling some of its activities tonight and tomorrow
Events focus on heart health
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