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  • Can I ever stop taking my prostate medicine?

    Q: I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. My urologist has prescribed finasteride (Proscar) and tamsulosin (Flomax) to treat it. My urine flow has improved and I am able to empty my bladder. When can I stop taking these drugs? A: You ask a very...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Update all immunizations

    http://www.kidsdr.com With all of the news surrounding pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks across the country, along with cases of measles in several states, the importance of vaccinating is paramount. Vaccines have been proven to prevent disease,...
  • Hair pulling can become a destructive habit

    Q: Is there an effective treatment for hair pulling? A: Hair pulling is more common than many believe. It may affect up to 3.5 percent of adults, although some experts say the number is closer to 1 percent. The older name for this condition is...
  • Many factors can contribute to premature graying

    Q: I'm only 19, but my hair is about 40 percent gray. Why is this and what can I do about it? A: You are young to have gray hair, but it happens. And usually there's not much you can do about it. Hair turns gray when cells (called melanocytes) in hair...
  • The connection between back pain and psoriasis is surprising but true

    Q: My husband was recently told there is a connection between psoriasis and back pain. Could you please explain this? A: The connection between psoriasis and back pain is surprising to many. But 5 to 10 percent of patients with psoriasis develop a...
  • Bed-sharing increasing among minority families

    Bed-sharing increasing among minority families
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests. Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families. The...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood
    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • 23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge

    23andMe's designer baby patent is 'a serious mistake,' critics charge
    What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea. 23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
  • Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack

    Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who changed their eating habits for the better following a heart attack tended to live longer than those who stuck to eating not-so-heart-healthy foods in a new U.S. study Among some 4,000 men and women, those whose...
  • Norovirus is still going around

    http://www.kidsdr.com Another on call weekend just completed, it seems that gastroenteritis, also known as the "tummy bug" or "stomach flu," is still hanging around. I walked into a lot of exam rooms with tired parents and kids, all of whom had been...
  • Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis

    Food not always the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis a few months ago, but have had trouble with food getting stuck for years, so I've probably had it for a long time. Is it reasonable to first try elimination diets to figure out what foods...