Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://newssun.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/newssun.gif Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Use of red yeast rice is unregulated, little studied ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My last two blood tests showed that my cholesterol is too high. My doctor wants me to take a statin drug, but I’d rather use a natural remedy. ]]> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:05:58 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18377223-423/use-of-red-yeast-rice-is-unregulated-little-studied.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18377223-423/use-of-red-yeast-rice-is-unregulated-little-studied.html <![CDATA[ Fat cell hormones cause damage throughout body ]]> Lead story image

DEAR DOCTOR K: Why is abdominal fat worse for your health than fat around the hips and thighs? ]]> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:12:57 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18345480-423/fat-cell-hormones-cause-damage-throughout-body.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18345480-423/fat-cell-hormones-cause-damage-throughout-body.html <![CDATA[ Mild endometriosis unlikely to affect fertility ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: I have endometriosis. Could this affect my fertility? ]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:21:20 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18345460-423/mild-endometriosis-unlikely-to-affect-fertility.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18345460-423/mild-endometriosis-unlikely-to-affect-fertility.html <![CDATA[ Epidural injections for sciatica pain ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: I have terrible pain from sciatica. Will epidural injections help? ]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:20:12 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18314740-423/epidural-injections-for-sciatica-pain.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18314740-423/epidural-injections-for-sciatica-pain.html <![CDATA[ Side effects of Pradaxa unknown ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My wife has atrial fibrillation. Her medication was recently changed from warfarin to Pradaxa. Her doctor says the new medicine does not require regular INR tests and is just as effective. ]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:09:01 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159328-423/side-effects-of-pradaxa-unknown.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159328-423/side-effects-of-pradaxa-unknown.html <![CDATA[ Take steps to prevent future bone loss ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: I’m a woman in my 40s. Both my mother and grandmother had osteoporosis. What can I do now and in the coming decades to reduce my risk? ]]> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:10:16 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159314-423/take-steps-to-prevent-future-bone-loss.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159314-423/take-steps-to-prevent-future-bone-loss.html <![CDATA[ Some teens’ anger is more than just moodiness ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My 19-year-old son is always angry. Is this a normal developmental stage, or should I be concerned? ]]> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:06:45 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159344-423/some-teens-anger-is-more-than-just-moodiness.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159344-423/some-teens-anger-is-more-than-just-moodiness.html <![CDATA[ Kidney disease linked with diabetes ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: I have Type 2 diabetes. My doctor said that kidney disease is a potential long-term complication of diabetes. ]]> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 06:08:51 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159311-423/kidney-disease-linked-with-diabetes.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159311-423/kidney-disease-linked-with-diabetes.html <![CDATA[ Eat lunch to keep energy level up ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: Can you give me some tips for eating a healthy but satisfying lunch? ]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:15:00 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159305-423/eat-lunch-to-keep-energy-level-up.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159305-423/eat-lunch-to-keep-energy-level-up.html <![CDATA[ ‘Sundowing’ not really understood ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My wife is in her late 70s. Lately she appears very tired and agitated in the evenings. I talked to a doctor friend who said she might be “sundowning.” What is sundowning, and what can we do about it? ]]> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:20:47 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159302-423/sundowing-not-really-understood.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159302-423/sundowing-not-really-understood.html <![CDATA[ Tests help find cause of incontinence ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: I’m a 65-year-old woman with urinary incontinence. My doctor isn’t sure what’s causing it, so I need to have urodynamic testing. ]]> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:19:13 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159284-423/tests-help-find-cause-of-incontinence.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18159284-423/tests-help-find-cause-of-incontinence.html <![CDATA[ Establish safety rules for child home alone ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My husband and I work full time, and we have a daughter in middle school. Is it safe for her to be alone after school until we get home from work? ]]> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 06:10:50 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18071534-423/establish-safety-rules-for-child-home-alone.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18071534-423/establish-safety-rules-for-child-home-alone.html <![CDATA[ Patience and lifestyle changes relieve BPH ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: I have BPH. I have some urinary symptoms, but because I work from home they’re not difficult to manage. ]]> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:14:25 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18071583-423/patience-and-lifestyle-changes-relieve-bph.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18071583-423/patience-and-lifestyle-changes-relieve-bph.html <![CDATA[ Baby’s development may take some time ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My new baby was born with an undescended testicle. What should we do? ]]> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:14:19 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18071517-423/babys-development-may-take-some-time.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18071517-423/babys-development-may-take-some-time.html <![CDATA[ New drugs have made leukemia curable ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: My uncle was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I’d like to learn more about it. ]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 07:27:15 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18038014-423/new-drugs-have-made-leukemia-curable.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/18038014-423/new-drugs-have-made-leukemia-curable.html <![CDATA[ Steps to care for parents from afar ]]> Lead story image

Dear Doctor K: How can I help care for my elderly mother? She lives alone, but not close enough for me to visit regularly. ]]> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:07:03 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/17858479-423/steps-to-care-for-parents-from-afar.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/komaroff/17858479-423/steps-to-care-for-parents-from-afar.html