Q. I have a cough that comes and goes for no apparent reason. Sometimes it lasts for weeks. Should I see my doctor? 

Q. Can being a “worrywart” make you unhealthy?

Q. How long will cooked food stay safe to eat when it is stored in an insulated bag?

Q. Is it safe to drink coconut water?

Q. My doctor diagnosed me with irritable bowel syndrome. Lately, along with having frequent bowel movements and a lot of gas, I’ve been burping a lot and sometimes have a burning sensation in my throat. Is that IBS-related or could it be something else?

Q. I am 89 years old and have several problems that affect my sense of balance, including vertigo, spinal stenosis, and a past knee surgery. What can I do to stay active?

Q. I’ve had inflammatory bowel disease for years and thus I experience occasional diarrhea. But lately, I cannot get to the bathroom in time. Is there something I can do to help?

Q. I had a white spot on my tongue. An oral surgeon removed it and fortunately it wasn’t cancerous—it was a callous. Now I’ve developed another one in a different place, but my dentist said there’s no need to operate. What could be the cause?

Q. I am 84 years old and have a trigger finger. I have tried exercise, acupuncture, and cortisone shots, none of which have been very effective. I have heard of companies offering stem cell procedures for trigger finger. Is this a valid option?

Q. Although it’s been over a year since her sister died, my wife still seems very sad. She doesn’t go out of the house very much, and says she feels tired. Sometimes, she cries for no particular reason. Is she still grieving or is this something more serious?

Q. Can stress and worry really affect my health?

Q. I am a 79-year-old woman with bladder control problems. I’ve been taking medication for years, but the side effects are quite bothersome. Is there anything else I can do besides take medicine?