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The most amazing day of the year is upon us. I think about it months in advance. Aside from being with family, bumping butts in the kitchen while cooking and yelling at the television (depending on how my Dallas Cowboys do), eating dinner is the … more
BENNINGTON - When someone or a family is effected by substance abuse or alcohol addiction, it may sometimes be difficult to locate necessary resources. At "Connecting the Dots: Prevention, Treatment, Recovery and Families," various regional … more
DEAR DOCTOR K >> I think my 4-year-old daughter may have a urinary tract infection. How will it be treated? And what can I do to make sure she doesn't get another one? DEAR READER >> A … more
We've all been there. The last bite of the cookie drops on the floor, and if it's under five seconds, it's safe to eat. Right? We do so many things to stay healthy — watch what we eat, … more
Have you ever heard of K2, and Spice or Charge Plus and Hurricane Charlie? They are labels given to substances within two categories of the hundreds of synthetic drugs sold in the U.S. K2 and Spice … more
I was recently invited to speak at a Death Cafe in Kingston, N.Y., about grief and the holidays. The Death Cafe is a movement throughout the country where people come together of their own free will to talk about death, loss, end-of-life care, etc. … more
As the winter months approach, so do the colds, flus and other common illnesses that send you or your children to the doctor's office in search of a cure. Whatever the ailment, many patients or their … more
Dear Readers: Welcome to the launch of a new column - "Ask the Doctors." Together with a colleague, we take over for "Ask Doctor K," in which Dr. Anthony Komaroff dispensed timely advice and guidance to readers. We plan to continue in this same … more
CHICAGO - Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary. The research adds to decades of conflicting … more
There are several paths to facilitate wellness for those with mental illness. Seeing a psychiatrist for medication is often part of the process toward improved health and well being. You do better when you're prepared for the visit.Have you ever had … more
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