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Edward E. Wallach, M.D.

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Edward E. Wallach, M.D., is the university distinguished service professor emeritus of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is the medical editor of the HealthAfter50 newsletter.

Latest by Edward E. Wallach, M.D.

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Symptoms

The Natural Aging Process of Skin

Learn about the natural aging process of skin and the different conditions that can develop as you get older.

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Treatment

Taking Antacids May Be Risky

Do you use antacids such as Alka-Seltzer or Bromo Seltzer to relieve heartburn or a sour stomach? If so, you could be setting yourself up for gastric bleeding.

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Risk Factors

The Best Way to Tackle a Tick

Which technique is best to remove a tick completely and reduce the risk of contracting a tick-transmitted illness like Lyme disease?

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Lifestyle

The Healing Powers of Exercise

If you experience a disabling injury or illness and are a regular exerciser, you’re likely to recover faster than someone who is inactive, according to one study.

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Symptoms

ATM Keypads: Bacteria Heaven

Just to be sure you’re not picking up any germs, you might want to wash your hands after withdrawing money from an ATM.

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Treatment

Driving and Opioids Don't Mix

If you’ve just been prescribed opiods to relieve pain, it’s best to stay off the road for a while.

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Risk Factors

Why It's Smart to Get a Flu Shot if You Have Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who received a yearly influenza vaccination were less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure than patients who didn’t get the shot.

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Lifestyle

Can Cycling Prevent Heart Disease?

Biking—for pleasure or to get around town—is good for your heart, according to new research.

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Treatment

Should You Self-Treat a Yeast Infection?

Is it safe to use an over-the-counter product without seeing your doctor first? Here’s our advice.

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Diagnosis

Skin Exams Minus the Embarrassment

If you’ve ever undergone a total-body skin exam for skin cancer, you might have felt uncomfortable during the process. Here’s what can help.