Latest by Lee M. Akst, M.D.
A raspy, rough voice may be a symptom of a score of disorders. Here are some possibilities and how to treat them.
Tooth loss from accidents, gum disease, failed root canals, or decay is common—in fact, one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In the past, dentures and f...
Respiratory infections can sometimes lead to pneumonia, so it’s important to get a pneumonia vaccine if you’re 65 and up or have certain health conditions.
Uncomplicated bronchitis usually goes away on its own, so treatment is typically focused on symptom relief. Here’s what you can do.
If cold like symptoms accompany your sore throat, a virus is the likely culprit and an antibiotic won’t help. Here’s what to do instead.
As many as 200 different viruses can cause colds, so no one drug exists to cure one. Taking antibiotics will neither prevent sinus infections nor improve cold symptoms. Here’s what to do instead.
The hearing loss causes given by respondents who participated in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey: