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Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Feb. 19 |             Dear Doctor: When I look at anything with a bright background or at the sky, I see wiggly, squiggly lines. What are those?   Those are called harmless retinal floaters. Eye floaters are small wiggly...

That blood-red spot in your eye  is most likely no cause for alarm

That blood-red spot in your eye is most likely no cause for alarm

Feb. 12 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: This morning, when I looked in the mirror, I noticed I had a big, red bloodspot in the white part of my eye. I don’t remember injuring my eye. How did this happen?   A subconjunctival...

What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

Feb. 5 |             and Nathan Guimont   Endometriosis is a very common female condition and is defined as the presence of tissue that lines the uterus (or womb) in a location where it is not normally supposed to be. Normally...

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Jan. 29 | But when might it call for a visit to your doctor?               Doctor, my eyelids have been twitching lately. What’s going on?     Small, uncontrolled eyelid twitches lasting just a few minutes are very...

What are skin tags?

What are skin tags?

Jan. 22 |               Skin tags are extremely common. In fact, they likely affect 25-50 percent of people over the age of 40. They occur as small, soft bumps located most commonly under the arms, around the neck, on the...

Why should I care about prediabetes?

Why should I care about prediabetes?

Jan. 15 |            Prediabetes should be taken seriously because if it is not addressed, it can become diabetes in 10 years or much sooner. Almost everyone who develops type 2 diabetes will first have prediabetes. But, the good...

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

Jan. 8 |               Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition that appears as patches and plaques of dry, scaly skin located most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis, however, can occur anywhere. Sometimes it can...

The ABCs of hepatitis

The ABCs of hepatitis

Jan. 2 | What is hepatitis?  Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. The liver can become inflamed for many reasons. These include viral infections, toxic exposures such as alcohol and certain medications, industrial exposures and autoimmune...

Doctor’s Advice: BEST OF 2013

Doctor’s Advice: BEST OF 2013

Dec. 26 |   Dr. Crutchfield asks that we rerun this column from our March 21 issue as his favorite of the year.Watch for continuing “Advice” columns on these pages and on the MSR website in 2014.       Question: Dr. Crutchfield, my daughter...

Graves’ disease: a common, treatable thyroid disorder

Graves’ disease: a common, treatable thyroid disorder

Dec. 18 | What is Graves’ disease? Graves’ disease is a disease of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is located on the front of your neck, just above the level of your collarbone. In men it is just underneath the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland...