Noisy Issues: Whistling and Tinnitus

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 […]

Taking Thyroid Disease Seriously

Thyroid disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases. Millions of Americans have the disease and don’t even know it.

Healthy Living Is Key to Better Memory

I have been getting forgetful lately. This past week, I went to the supermarket and couldn’t remember what I was supposed to buy for a few minutes. I sometimes forget my neighbor’s name. It doesn’t interfere with my life that much, but it’s annoying.   I went to my doctor who told me I don’t […]

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for Women?

Dear Dr. Garner, I am 28 years old and love to exercise. In fact, I believe I have become addicted. I feel very nervous when I don’t exercise. My mother has told me that too much exercise can cause problems. Could you verify this and give me some guidance as to how to cure this […]

Understanding and Avoiding Panic

Dear Dr. Garner, Yesterday I thought I was going to die. I was out on Flatbush Avenue shopping, when I couldn’t catch my breath. My heart was racing, and I felt like I was going crazy. My friend told me she thinks it could be a panic attack. Is there any way to know what was going […]

Being Happy Is Good for Your Health

Dear Dr. Garner, My husband is great in every way except for one thing – he has the worst temper. He rarely can take a 30-minute drive without shouting at someone. When he gets angry, his face turns red, and you can see the veins on his forehead. I am concerned that he is harming […]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Dear Dr. Garner, I am concerned about my wife. She is in good health, and basically in a good mood all year, but in the summer she becomes depressed. This seems to be a trend. I have heard of depression related to winter, but not the summer. Is this unusual? SAD Spouse in summer in […]

Vibrant Living Alleviates Loneliness

Dear Dr. Garner, I hope you can help me. Three years ago, my husband died, and since that time, I have been very lonely. We used to have a vibrant life together. Now I spend most of my evenings alone in the house and rarely go out. I don’t believe I’m depressed. I think I […]

Tremor Is Not Always Parkinson’s Disease

Dear Dr. Garner, I am very worried that I have Parkinson’s disease. My hands are shaking all the time, and it’s getting me more and more nervous. My aunt had Parkinson’s disease and ended up in a nursing home. I went to the doctor, and he told me I have something called essential tremor. Is […]

Things You Can Do To Alleviate Stress

Dear Dr. Garner,  I am constantly under stress. I never feel relaxed. I feel this at work and at home. My eating habits have become crazy, and I know I must be hurting myself. I am 49 years old and an otherwise healthy person, but I don’t know for how long. Please give me your […]