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Family Health Question Archive:
Q. Are athletic shoes with the rocker soles better for your feet than regular sneakers? I have chronic plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and arthritis. The rocker soles shoes do feel better.
April 17, 2018 at 9:38am
How does bar soap compare to alcohol based sanitizers or liquid soap? I prefer using bar soap, but I'm concerned about its effectiveness.
January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm
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?
November 18, 2013 at 10:05pm
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.
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?
October 31, 2011 at 12:02pm
Q: My doctor has been nagging me about getting a colonoscopy. Is it really necessary?
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?
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?
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?
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?
July 22, 2011 at 5:18pm