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  Dear Doctor: One of the moms in our car pool had to drop out because she has a frozen shoulder. I’ve never heard of that. What is it, and how did she get it? Dear Reader: Frozen … more
The Montgomery County Health Department and The Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse will hold two discussions on the most important health issues facing Montgomery County. The first event will … more
In the movie, Annie Hall, the actor Woody Allen makes the following statement to Annie (played by Diane Keaton): “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It must constantly move … more
Dear Doctor: I prefer to breathe through my mouth at all times. This is due to fairly constant nasal congestion. Am I getting the same amount of oxygen as breathing through my nose? Dear Reader: … more
Dr. Michael J. Bittles has joined Franciscan Physician Network Surgical Specialists Crawfordsville.Board-certified in general surgery, Bittles joins Dr. Scott Mimms and their office is located at … more
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Red Cross recently appointed Britt Sutton as the new executive director for the Central Indiana Chapter, serving the following Indiana counties: Tippecanoe, Clinton, … more
Dear Doctor: I just read about a study where people who were depressed actually had a different gut microbiome than people who weren’t depressed. Is that true? Does your gut determine how you … more
The American Cancer Society is looking for more people to lace up their walking shoes at Saturday’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.Breast cancer survivors, their caregivers and … more
Dear Doctor: I’ve been gradually losing my senses of taste and smell. As a foodie and accomplished cook, this is disheartening. I’m in great health, and I hope it’s not just “getting old.” … more
Dear Doctor: A few months ago, my husband and I helped our oldest son move into his first apartment. I don’t know what happened exactly, but my lower back has been hurting ever since. I would … more
Take a deep breath, for you are about to plunge into the murky depths of a complex psychiatric condition known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or NPD. Use this map to help you navigate … more
Dear Doctor: I hate having migraines. The pain is brutal, they knock me down for days and everyone thinks I’m just having a bad headache. Why do they happen? Can you tell me about any new … more
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society prostate cancer can often be successfully treated, and is the most common cancer among men except for skin … more
It was Thursday, first day back to work since the holidays. I was running late. So, when the railroad crossing gate went down, blocking my path, anger bubbled up.My car was closest to the train, … more
“I went to urgent care because my child had a fever and cough and congestion and they gave them antibiotics and steroids so I knew I made the right decision to take them in right away.”Actually, … more
Dear Doctor: I feel like I’ve tried every diet, and no matter what, I just can’t seem to lose weight. A friend who had a surgery that removed part of her stomach was finally able to lose 65 … more
Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to the monthly letters column. Although it’s almost autumn, the heat waves keep on coming. Please take precautions. Stay hydrated, avoid peak heat hours and … more
In last week’s column, you learned about three basic types of clinical depression: Cognitive, somatic and affective. Cognitive depressions are based on thinking patterns — I call them bent … more
Dusk-to-Dawn Bereavement Services is planning a community-wide breakfast meeting to discuss mental health issues and how to improve services and the lives of those who suffer.The meeting is planned … more
Dear Doctor: I had a yeast infection, and even though I did everything the doctor told me to, it has come back twice. What causes a yeast infection? How do I keep from getting another one?Dear … more
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