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William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine; chief, section of geriatrics and palliative medicine, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago:

Latest by William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.

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Surprising Facts About Losing Your 5 Senses

New research sheds light on aging and sensory impairment.

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Risk Factors

Anal Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Though anal cancer is still considered rare, disease rates have been spiking in recent years. Here’s what you need to know about this cancer.

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Risk Factors

The Weight-Cancer Connection

Some researchers estimate that obesity is responsible for 20 percent of all cancers , and that losing even a few pounds could lower your cancer risk.

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Could It Be Cancer?

If you’re experiencing unusual symptoms, err on the side of caution and get them checked out by your doctor.

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Pets and Cancer Treatment: What to Know

Undergoing cancer treatment doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of the animals you love. Here’s how you can stay safe.

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Symptoms

What Are Pancreatic Cysts?

Pancreatic cysts occur in up to 25 percent of those older than 70. Here’s what you need to know about these symptomless growths.

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Signs of a Pancreatic Cyst

Symptoms vary based on the cyst’s size and location. Here’s what to watch for.

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Diagnosis

How to Treat Pancreatic Cysts

If an imaging test incidentally detects a cyst, your doctor will carefully consider its characteristics and discuss with you how to proceed.

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Living With

How to Unlock Your Health Records

Everything you need to know to access your medical information.

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How to Cope When You Can't Hear

Plus strategies for dealing with declining vision and more.