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Health

  • Young and old enjoy many benefits of yoga

    By Megan Wright Carella, Correspondent

  • Dr. C. Joseph Bennett, Navigating Cancer, 7/15/14

    Last week, we began a series of articles addressing lung cancer and its main cause, the utilization of tobacco products, mainly cigarettes. Today, we will discuss the many chemicals contained in tobacco smoke, as well as programs available to assist those with a desire to quit.

  • Dr. Sunil Gandhi, Cancer & Blood Disease, 7/15/14

    We all need red blood cells or RBCs. They transport oxygen from the lungs all throughout the body. If there are too few, it causes anemia and that causes weakness and fatigue. This is very common; therefore, it may be natural to think that if you have more RBCs, that is good and you can have more energy. That is not true.

  • Dr. Frank Vascimini, Sound Bites, 7/15/14

    Q: I have had differing opinions from my dentist and my oral surgeon. Can a bridge be attached to an implant? Also, can a bridge be attached to a tooth that has had a root canal done on it? I hope you can clear up this confusion.

    A: This is a good question. As I have always said, the opinions in this column are my own. I will answer this question as I feel on the subject and add any thoughts that I think may help you to make a good decision.

  • Dr. Udaya Kumar, Urology Today, 7/15/14

    Excessive nighttime urinary frequency (nocturia) is a common and bothersome symptom, especially in older men and women. The presence of the condition in itself does not necessarily mean that there is a problem or that it requires treatment. In men over the age of 60, the symptom is often related to an enlarged prostate, and an overactive bladder in both sexes. However, excessive nighttime frequency sometimes may indicate serious medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or excessive fluid retention.

  • Use summer savvy on the water

    By Katie Mehl, Special to the Chronicle

  • Dr. Frank Vascimini, Sound Bites, 7/8/14

    Q: I am a 68-year-old woman who has been wearing dentures for the past 38 years. I have been to one of the local surgeons seeking out the possibility of having implants. 

    After speaking with my medical doctor, he told me that due to some medical problems I would be unable to have implants. 

  • Dr. Carlene Wilson, Wellness Corner, 7/8/14

    High blood pressure is often called “the silent killer” because most people have no symptoms, even when their blood pressure is dangerously high. In the U.S., about one-third of people who have high blood pressure do not know it. 

  • Dr. C. Joseph Bennett, Navigating Cancer, 7/8/14

    Last week, I began a series of articles discussing tobacco utilization and regulation in this country. As I stated last week, we are now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the very first surgeon general’s report on smoking and its health risk. This week, I want to go into further details about the importance of this study, and the success we have seen.

  • Dr. Sunil Gandhi, Cancer & Blood Disease, 7/8/14

    Almost every woman would agree to a blood test to know her odds of recurrence of breast cancer. A new German study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal of National Cancer Institute (JNCI) suggests that.