Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor's medical advice.


Q: I use artificial sweeteners in most of my drinks. Are these harmful in any way?

Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor’s medical advice.

 

Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor’s medical advice.

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

Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor’s medical advice.

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?

Q. I am a fairly active 80-year-old man. Do I still have to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water every day?

Q. Is it better for your health to eat fresh fish or canned?

Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor’s medical advice.

Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor’s medical advice.

Please note: The following questions were submitted by readers. The answers are intended for your general information and should not replace a doctor’s medical advice.

Q. Does tai chi have any other health benefits besides improving balance? 

Q. What are the early signs of kidney failure?

Q. I have the dry version of macular degeneration. Are there any new treatments available?

Q. Why is it dangerous for older adults to take certain pain medicines such as ibuprofen?