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?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I've always had infrequent periods, but I never thought much of it. My doctor recently used the word "anovulatory" to explain why I've had trouble getting pregnant. What does this mean? Could the two be connected?
DEAR DOCTOR K: In your column you often distinguish between “good” and “bad” carbohydrates. What makes a carb good or bad?
DEAR DOCTOR K: As I’ve entered my 70s, I’ve noticed that my eating and bowel habits have changed. Is this normal?
DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently saw a headline that said children who sleep less weigh more. Is that true? How much sleep should my preschooler and first-grader get each night?