A1C is a blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels
Author: Dr. Keith Roach
Dear Doctor: Are there risks due to long-term exposure to gadolinium-based contrast dye used in MRIs?
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Dear Doctor: Medication alone is not the best treatment for Type 2 diabetes
Regular exercise and a healthy diet are critical parts of a diabetes treatment plan
Dear Doctor: Can I safely take modest doses of Tylenol and ibuprofen for long-term back pain?
Can a patient take the combo more than 3 times a week?
Dear Doctor: Does living in a home with high levels of radon gas increase cancer risks?
After smoking, radon is probably the second most-prevalent risk factor for lung cancer
Dear Doctor: Is there any benefit to lower salt intake for people with normal blood pressure?
It’s likely that keeping dietary sodium intake down may prevent or delay the onset of high blood pressure
Dear Doctor: Cipro should not be the first-line treatment for symptomatic urine infections
Patient was prescribed this drug, but when they learned of the side effects, balked
Dear Doctor: Risks of tamoxifen treatment are real, but small, and must be weighed against the benefits
Post surgery breast cancer patient told she may need to remain on tamoxifen indefinitely
Dear Doctor: Glucose tolerance test is most sensitive test to diagnose early Type 2 diabetes. Here’s why
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Dear Doctor: Patient who lost sense of taste and smell early in 2020 told it was not due to COVID-19
Other viruses can cause a lack of taste and smell. Her senses have not returned 3 years later