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Answered questions from the past 2 years:
Can I get shingles from another person?
I have discussed premature ejaculation with my doctor. I tried Viagra and Cialis. I have had limited success with both. I read that certain antidepressants can help. What is your opinion?
I had a booster shot for pneumonia in 2007. Should I have another shot?
Is there an age limit for a colonoscopy? My 93-year-old father was bleeding from the rectum. We got conflicting opinions on whether he should have a screening colonoscopy.
I am 66 years old. Over the last couple years I have become more forgetful and my thinking seems slower. Is this normal?
I am 77. My brother died of prostate cancer. My doctor says I don’t need PSA testing at my age. But because my brother died of the disease, my doctor will order the blood test if I want it. I’m not sure what to do. What is your advice?
Is mononucleosis contagious? My 19-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with mono. Should she stay away from her 86-year-old grandparents when they visit?
I know that eating disorders are common among young women, but my 50-year-old friend has recently become bulimic. How common are eating disorders in older women?
I am 57 years old. My maternal grandmother and mother both had Alzheimer’s disease. There have been some times when I feel like I’m waking up from a fog or mental sleep.
My father has had a stroke. Every time I visit him, he is lying flat on his back. I worry that he will get bedsores. What can we do to prevent them?
I am 68 years old. I used to be 5’6’’ tall. I just visited my doctor and my height was just over 5’4’’. Will I continue to shrink? What can I do to help stop it?
Since I turned 75, my temperature never reaches 98.6. The highest it gets is 97.7 in the afternoon. Is this normal?
My elderly uncle can’t seem to recover from the loss of his dog. Is it normal to grieve for months when a pet dies? When is it time to encourage him to seek mental health help?
Does exercise help you keep your memory?
I am 70-year-old woman, and for the last 2-3 years my fingernails have begun to split in a lateral manner. I take calcium, so I’m wondering what is causing this.
What is a lacunar stroke?
What causes blood-streaked semen?
My father’s memory has gotten a lot worse over the past year, but he doesn’t seem to be aware of it. When I visited him recently, I saw what looked like some bad sores on his legs.
Should an 83-year-old female get cortisone (for bursitis)? Or can this influence memory?
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