| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Q: I grew up adding milk to my tea and prefer to drink it like that. Does milk in tea reduce the beneficial effects of the tea? What about soy milk?
A: Both green and black tea stimulate the production of nitric oxide in blood vessels. This helps blood...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I really need to clean the windshield. It's really dirty, my husband commented one day about 15 years ago.
I was looking straight ahead through the crystal-clear windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle. I strained my neck to peek...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Q: I have had blood clots in my lungs, and I take Coumadin to prevent recurrences. When I drank 12 ounces of cranberry-grape juice, it sent my INR level (a measure of anticoagulation) to 16.4, compared with the previous day's level of 6.5. Both levels are...
| Jun 19, 2010
Q. You have written about ways to remove ticks. My advice to anyone who pulls off a tick is to save it. If you have symptoms, remember to take it to your doctor or the ER.
I forgot to take my saved tick, and the ER doctor refused to consider that I might...
| Jul 21, 2010
Question: My husband has something called Factor V Leiden. He was recently hospitalized for a blood clot in his leg, and we were told he probably will need to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life. He has been healthy and active all his life, so...
| Mar 28, 2009
| 9:22 AM
A novel device to treat a common heart problem that can lead to stroke showed promise in testing, but not without risk, new research shows.
The experimental device, called the Watchman, is the first to try to permanently fix atrial fibrillation, a...