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Ask Dr. K: Corticosteroids reduce inflammation of eczema

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 21-month-old daughter has eczema. Is there any way to treat this condition without steroids?

Ask Dr. K: Weight loss, healthy diet are best medicine for diabetics

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Type 2 diabetes. Is there anything I can do to cut down on my medications?

Ask Dr. K: ‘Superfoods’ offer heart-healthy protection

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve written about “superfoods” that deliver a lot of nutritional bang for their buck. Do you have a list of superfoods for heart health?

Health grant focuses on 'getting ready'

North Central Public Health District was recently notified that they will be awarded $14,000 from the Greater Oregon Chapter of the March of Dimes to launch “Healthy Women Get Ready” activities aimed at supporting women of reproductive age.

Providence Foundation seeking honorees

“Hearts of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference, who enrich the community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.

Ask Dr. K: Strengthening your core improves balance and stability

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’d like to strengthen my core. Can you describe some exercises to start? Will I need any special equipment?

Ask Dr. K: Most hiatal hernias do not require treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother was recently diagnosed with a “sliding hernia.” What is this?

Ask Dr. K: Food allergies may occur in those allergic to pollen

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve always had seasonal allergies. But over the past few years, I’ve noticed that my lips swell and my mouth gets irritated when I eat certain fruits and vegetables. Have I developed new food allergies as an adult?

Ask Dr. K: DEAR DOCTOR K: What can I do to calm myself when I’m angry?

DEAR DOCTOR K: What can I do to calm myself when I’m angry?

Ask Dr. K: Stress to teens that marijuana has dangers

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a teenager, and I’m worried he might try marijuana. I’d like to give my teen some facts about marijuana that will make him think twice about using it. What can I tell him?

Ask Dr. K: Exercise is possible for the mobility-impaired

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have arthritis, which makes it difficult for me to get up and around. But I’d still like to exercise regularly. Any suggestions?

Health insurers just say no to pot

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

Ask Dr. K: Sufferers of tourette syndrome need our understanding

DEAR DOCTOR K: My grandson was recently diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. Could you explain what this is? What can I do to help him?

Ask Dr. K: Take note of these risk factors for suicide

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband suffers from severe depression, and I’m worried he might take his own life. How do I know if my fears are warranted?

Scientists urge delay in destroying smallpox

WASHINGTON — More than three decades after the eradication of smallpox, U.S. officials say it’s still not time to destroy the last known stockpiles of the virus behind one of history’s deadliest diseases.

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