Health and wellness experts practice exclusively at Erickson Living communities all over the U.S. Dr. Stewart received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Tex., and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his residency at Floyd County Hospital in Rome, Ga.

Health and wellness experts practice exclusively at Erickson Living communities all over the U.S. Dr. Dar received his medical degree from Punjab University in Pakistan and completed his residency in internal medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Ill.

Health and wellness experts practice exclusively at Erickson Living communities all over the U.S. Dr. Tremaine received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara, Calif., and his medical degree from the University of California in San Diego. He completed both his residency and geriatric fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex.

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Q. I have a problem with urinary retention and feel as if I spend half my life in the bathroom. Are there effective treatments?

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Q. I have osteoporosis and want to be more active. I read that jogging is a good way to make bones strong, but is that safe for me?

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