Q. No red meat. More fish and omega-3 fatty acids. More broccoli. More exercise. More leafy vegetables. Less alcohol. Enough! With all of the healthy living advice out there, what are the really important things to do — and to not do — to stay as healthy as possible?
There’s an old saying that one should “feed a cold and starve a fever.” What does that mean? I’m getting over a cold now, and my dieting habits have gone downhill, maybe because all I want is comfort food!
Dr. Wynne answers the question: I know that tonsillectomy is no longer routinely performed in children as it was when I was a child. But what about children who have such enlarged tonsils and adenoids that they obstruct breathing?
Q. What factors predispose to Alzheimer’s disease, and what can one do to prevent it? A. Alzheimer’s disease is one type of dementia. Dementia is a constellation of symptoms, including memory loss, that are significant enough to impact daily living.
About one in 10 people older than 70 has a narrowing without symptoms in one of their carotid arteries. Such blockages can lead to a stroke, so preventive treatment is important. We have three different treatment methods available: medicines; insertion of a stent and surgery.
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