DEAR DOCTOR K: My therapist told me that regularly writing in a journal might help ease my stress and improve my mood. Is there any evidence to back this up?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m scheduled to have a pacemaker inserted in a couple of weeks. Can you tell me what will happen during the procedure?
arianne Sansour has ALS. It will eventually kill her, but she’s facing down her diagnosis with a deep faith, a wicked sense of humor and a bouyant attitude.
DEAR DOCTOR K: My 21-month-old daughter has eczema. Is there any way to treat this condition without steroids?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have Type 2 diabetes. Is there anything I can do to cut down on my medications?
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?
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.
“Hearts of Gold” honorees are people who make a difference, who enrich the community through their good works, selfless dedication and commitment to health.
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’d like to strengthen my core. Can you describe some exercises to start? Will I need any special equipment?
DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother was recently diagnosed with a “sliding hernia.” What is this?
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?
DEAR DOCTOR K: What can I do to calm myself when I’m angry?
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?
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?
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.