Do I Need a Mammogram?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Mammogram, Q&A

Do I Need a Mammogram?

I am 45 years old. I have been told that I need to start getting mammograms. I really don’t want to though. I do frequent self-breast examinations, and I have never found a lump. Do I really need to start getting regular mammograms? Can I wait until I turn 50? Recently, there have been concerns that mammograms that start at age 40 are actually causing more harm than they are causing benefits. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has actuallly started recommending...

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Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Alcoholism, Q&A

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

“Maybe I Drink Too Much” asks: Hey Docs. So some people in my family and my girlfriend have told me that I have a drinking problem. I don’t think they are necessarily right. I mean, I do drink all of the time but I drink with other people at work. We all go out on the weekends and drink together. It doesn’t really cause a problem in my work life or my relationships or anything. In fact, I think not drinking would cause problems at work because all of...

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