July 2002

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Q. I've read in your column about coconut macaroon cookies as a treatment for chronic diarrhea. My dog has been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, for which he has been prescribed prednisone. I know you were suggesting the cookies for... (Read More)
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The estrogen ship has sunk. For years women were urged to take hormones even if they had no menopausal symptoms. The estrogen was believed to protect their bones as well as their hearts. Women who were nervous about the potential... (Read More)
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Q. I am a distance runner and my feet are in awful shape. They're cracked and scaly and the toenails are thickened with fungus. Trying to clip my nails is an exercise in frustration. To compound my problems, I also... (Read More)
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Q. My husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Now I am having health issues myself and my doctor is grasping at straws. At first he thought it was a thyroid problem, then menopausal symptoms, but neither panned out. Could my... (Read More)
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Before there were air conditioners or even window screens, people spent a lot of time slapping at mosquitoes. There was no safe haven in the summer. You either sweltered in a closed house or scratched itchy bites. To discourage mosquitoes... (Read More)
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Q. My husband believes that he has halitosis. However, after living with him for 18 years, I can assure you that he does not. Because of this belief, he has begun buying a special mouthwash product containing chlorine. He gets... (Read More)
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Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Sex Headaches Hamper Love Life 07/15/2002 Q. I have recently become sexually active after several years of abstinence. I have had severe headaches upon becoming sexually aroused and wonder if anything I take could... (Read More)
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The vitamin wars are officially over. Record the date for posterity: June 19, 2002. That's when the American Medical Association published a radical new recommendation-most Americans should be taking vitamins. For decades doctors derided those who used dietary supplements. These... (Read More)
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Q. I am a tea drinker--green, black and herbals. I grew up putting milk in my black tea but I drink iced tea and herbals unadulterated. I happened to overhear a conversation in which someone said putting milk in tea... (Read More)
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Q. I have taken Zocor for several years to control my cholesterol, and it keeps the cholesterol around 200. It does nothing for my elevated triglycerides, though, and my ratio has been around 5 although it should be under 4.... (Read More)
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Some of the most fascinating medical discoveries happen by accident. Aspirin was originally a pain reliever, plain and simple. But a chance discovery by a family physician in Glendale, California, suggested that it could also prevent heart attacks. When Aspergum... (Read More)
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Q. I believe I heard that cinnamon helps with blood sugar control in diabetes. Is this true and if so, how much does it take? A. We have heard from a number of people that one teaspoon of cinnamon on... (Read More)
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Q. You've given men advice on coping with jock itch, so I decided to tell you how I deal with the bra itch we ladies get. When I had my last mammogram, the technician said some gals come in looking... (Read More)