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Ask Dr. K: A little about iodine and your thyroid gland

DEAR DOCTOR K: I cook with kosher salt, which doesn’t contain iodine. Am I getting enough iodine in my diet? Can I get iodine from other foods?

Ask Dr. K: How you can treat and prevent athlete’s foot

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have athlete’s foot. How can I get rid of it? And how can I make sure I don’t get it again?

Ask Dr. K: Different cancers may need different treatments

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. My doctor says my cancer is slow-growing and that we should just monitor it for now. Why not treat it right away?

Ask Dr. K: Arsenal of remedies can help children with allergies

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 7-year-old daughter suffers from allergies every spring and fall. What can I do?

Ask Dr. K: Optical and computer aids help those with poor vision

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have poor vision that is making it more and more difficult for me to live independently. Are there tools that can help with my day-to-day activities?

Ask Dr. K: Treatments for actinic keratosis rarely leave scars

DEAR DOCTOR K: I saw my doctor about a patch of rough, brown skin that I noticed on my upper arm. He said it is actinic keratosis and needs to be removed. Is it cancer? How will it be removed?

Ask Dr. K: Skin damage caused by sun

DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve entered my 40s, the skin on my hands and face has started to change. What happens to our skin as we age?

Ask Dr. K: New treatments hold promise for those with Hepatitis C

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son has a hepatitis C infection, based on a blood test. The doctor says he’s OK now, but could someday become seriously ill. I hear there are new treatments for hepatitis C. Is there reason for optimism?

Locals take hold of yoga classes

Going through everyday life brings its share of stress and anxiety, but yoga instructor Bert Wyatt has the perfect solution for those going through the ails with yoga classes every month with another free session scheduled from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pure Yoga, owned by Shannon Red Cloud, located on 102 East 2nd Street in The Dalles.

Smoke presents health dangers

As multiple fires continue to burn in the south Wasco County area, people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children, are advised to stay indoors.

Ask Dr. K: Pacemaker is treatment for damaged sinus node

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have “sick sinus syndrome.” What is it?

Ask Dr. K: Heart disease risk is not based on cholesterol alone

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am 71 years old. My LDL cholesterol is 160, but my HDL is 122. Does my high HDL cancel out concerns about my high LDL cholesterol?

Ask Dr. K: Heart attacks during sex are highly unlikely

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a man in my 60s. I had a heart attack a few months ago, and now I’m afraid to have sex. Is it too strenuous for my heart?

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Extension cord: Runners set out from college to tout health

This past Monday at 9:30 a.m. Jeremiah and Isaiah Godby left Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis with much fanfare as they set off across the state of Oregon on foot.

Ask Dr. K: New knowledge can ease ulcerative colitis

DEAR DOCTOR K: I've recently been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. What causes it, and how is it treated?

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