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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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Symptoms

Surprising Facts About Losing Your 5 Senses

New research sheds light on aging and sensory impairment.

Anal cancer diagnosis
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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Risk Factors

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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Living With

How to Unlock Your Health Records

Everything you need to know to access your medical information.

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Risk Factors

How to Cope When You Can't Hear

Plus strategies for dealing with declining vision and more.

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Symptoms

How to Get a Healthcare Proxy

This important document allows you to make health decisions on a loved one’s behalf if necessary.

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Treatment

Avoiding Medical Errors in the Hospital

Medical errors would be the third leading cause of death if they were considered a disease listed in death certificates. Here’s what you can do to help prevent them.

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Lifestyle

Choosing a Hospital

Hospital ratings can be misleading. Here’s how to find a hospital that provides top-notch care.

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Risk Factors

6 Ways to Safer Grilling

Red meats, especially those cooked over an open flame, are associated with a higher risk of certain cancers. Try these tips to reduce your risk the next time you’re grilling.