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Family Health Question Archive:

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How does bar soap compare to alcohol based sanitizers or liquid soap? I prefer using bar soap, but I'm concerned about its effectiveness.

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January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

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I am a 59 year old woman and looking for a new doctor. I see possible options in "Family Medicine" and "Internal Medicine". What would be the advantages and/or disadvantages of both groups?

I take medication for my cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid, arthritis and depression. Is there a benefit to one specialty or another?

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November 18, 2013 at 10:05pm

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What should a preventative maintenance program for a woman over 65 look like? I scheduled a pap smear and pelvic exam with my family doctor, and she did not think this was necessary at my age. However, she did not discuss why or discuss what checkups I should be scheduling at my age.

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May 14, 2013 at 2:08pm

Q: My daughter's college roommate just informed her that she had a bacterial infection. She was having abdominal pain which brought her to the doctor. What is the risk factor for my daughter?

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October 31, 2011 at 12:02pm

Q: My doctor has been nagging me about getting a colonoscopy. Is it really necessary?

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October 10, 2011 at 11:55am

Q: I am 60 yrs. old and ever since I turned 60 the deodorants that I use no longer seem to keep me fresh. It can be embarrassing. Any thoughts?

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August 31, 2011 at 9:52am

Q: I have atrial fib. I don't know if it is because the weather is warm or what, but my right leg is bigger than my left leg, especially from the knee down. If I am retaining water, shouldn't the legs retain the same amount?

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August 23, 2011 at 6:09pm

Q: My daughter (who is 14) has gotten the first HPV shot. A coworker told me the she doesn’t want her daughter to have it for safety reason. Now I’m rethinking my decision. Are these vaccines safe?

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August 15, 2011 at 11:34am

Q: My 9-year old grandson went to the dentist and the dentist told his Mom that his bad breath was due to his sinuses. What should be the recommended course of treatment?

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July 22, 2011 at 5:18pm
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