Dr. Joshua Wynne
Q. I know that smoking is bad for me, but quitting is hard. Is it OK to just cut down if I can't quit?
Q. I know that PTSD is a big problem. I heard about some promising new treatment recently. What's the story?
Q. My sister was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What can you tell me about this condition and her outlook?
Q. As I've entered my "golden years," I'm having more trouble hearing and understanding those speaking around me. There is nothing golden about that! Suggestions?
Q. My elderly grandmother recently broke her hip when she fell, and her surgeon told us that he wanted to operate on her as soon as feasible. She did OK after the surgery, but her recovery has been slow. I was wondering if her recovery might have been quicker if they took more time before surgery to get her into better shape.
Q. My elderly grandmother has been having trouble with falls. I'm concerned that she's going to injure herself. Can anything be done?
Q. I'm embarrassed to ask about this problem, but my elderly mother frequently loses control of her bladder and wets herself. Can anything be done?
Q. In a recent column you mentioned that taking a blood-thinning medication along with aspirin can cause excessive bleeding, so taking the two together is done only in certain circumstances. What are the situations where both drugs are recommended?
Q. A young man in our community nearly drowned recently. After he was rescued, he initially seemed fine, but then got very sick when his lungs filled with fluid while he was in the hospital. Fortunately, he eventually recovered completely, but what happened to him?
Q. I'm on a blood thinner, and I've been told never to take aspirin with it. What's the danger?