I am so upset about my son. He is a good-looking boy but he weighs about 250 pounds and is only 5 feet 5 inches tall. He can’t keep his weight down and he always wants food. It’s almost as though he is addicted. If he doesn’t have it, he starts to act crazy. Can you please help my family?
I am 70 years old and last week, I got the shock of my life. While walking to the grocery store, I started getting pain in my left arm and I felt nauseous. Someone on the street saw me and called an ambulance. At the hospital, I was diagnosed with a heart attack.
I heard a story on the news last week that said elderly people who have trouble getting around should at least be getting off the sofa and doing the best they can to walk around the room or whatever activity they can do. Have you heard about this? It is supposed to make your heart better.
Dear Dr. Garner, I hope you can help me. I notice that my memory is not as good as it used to be. I am constantly leaving my keys and wallet around the house and can’t find them. Is there anything I can do to improve my memory? Is this something I just have to […]
Advice for a reader who is always burping, and a reminder about the importance of vaccines.
Dear Dr. Garner, I am concerned about my son. He is 6 years old and we found out recently that he is left-handed. Will this hinder him throughout life? I read an article that he will live nine to 10 years fewer than an average right-hander. Is it appropriate to switch his left-handedness to right-handedness? […]
Dear Dr. Garner, I love your TV show and tune in every Tuesday night. But I can’t make it though the hour without falling asleep. I fall asleep at movie theaters and on the commute to and from work. I feel tired all the time and have little energy most days. I am becoming depressed. […]
Dear Dr. Garner, Last week after taking a short plane trip, I noticed that my nose became extremely dry. A day after I got off the plane, my nose started to whistle. I have tried to stop it with no success. It is beginning to drive me crazy and irritate people around me. Pretty soon […]
Dear Dr. Garner, Happy New Year! Thanks for all you do with your column and the TV show. My mother used to tell me not to go out with a wet head because I would get a cold. I now have children of my own and I find I’m saying the same to them. So […]
Dear Dr. Garner, It’s only a week into 2015 and I already broke my New Year’s resolution! I planned to spend more time exercising. I was great the first couple of days but I have already slacked off. Are there any tips or words of encouragement you can give me to succeed? Resolution Reversed in […]