What does it mean when a doctor tells you he or she has “opted out” of Medicare?
The discovery of rabid foxes and coyotes near Young has prompted the Gila County Health Department to issue a warning and ask people to report abnormal wildlife behavior in the Young and Pleasant Valley areas.
I have vitiligo, and it keeps spreading over my body. My father had it on his legs. I’m an older lady of brown complexion. This vitiligo is so embarrassing. I wear slacks every day, except to church. Do you know of any cover-ups for it?
Every now and then, my eyelid twitches. I don’t think it’s due to me being tired, because it can happen when I am wide awake in the morning. And I don’t think it’s due to stress — I love my work. Furthermore, I don’t drink any caffeinated beverages. What do you think is the significance of this?
IBS — Irritable Bowel Syndrome — is uncomfortable, but it’s not fatal, Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny told Senior Circle members at a Lunch and Learn earlier this month. Zakaluzny, with Payson Surgery Associates, is a board certified general surgeon with extensive experience in gastrointestinal endoscopy and diseases, general gynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries, as well as interest in surgical nutrition and surgical infection.
Confirm it’s the junipers with a blood test or a skin prick test.
Misery loves company among allergy sufferers
Puffs of orange dust move lazily up into the air as soon as the warm spring sunshine hits the pollinated buds on the junipers.
The eye doctor said it means my cholesterol is high. My family doctor said it is fine, and it happens with age. Have you heard of this? What causes it?
Pain, stiffness, cramping of ‘trigger finger’ may stem from tendon swelling, strain
Our hands get lots of action and sometimes all that movement can result in problems like trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome.
What does the gallbladder do? I’m going to have mine out. How does losing it affect life?
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When I travel to Colorado, I am urged to drink glass after glass of water to allay the effects of altitude. Do you think this is valid advice?
At a recent cocktail party, a nurse admonished me for chewing ice. She said that it indicates an iron deficiency. I get blood work done every six months. My doctor has never said anything about an iron deficiency or any other issue. I am 65 and in good health
As someone preparing for a liver biopsy, please discuss the procedure, recovery and possible side effects.
I take Coumadin because of atrial fibrillation. I’ve taken it for 13 years. Never in all those years has anyone, doctor or nurse, told me not to eat lettuce or other salad greens. My cousin just did. She wasn’t sure why, but she said those foods mess up Coumadin. I have regular blood tests. None has shown that my Coumadin level needs adjusting. What is this green vegetable taboo?