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Why isn't my baby teething?

My baby is 9 months old and does not have any teeth yet. Is this normal?

Is a physical therapy session required for a pulled muscle?

I pulled a muscle while working out yesterday. Would a physical therapy session help me recover from it? My wife thinks that I shouldn't work out until the pull heals.

How long should physical therapy last for shin splints?

I have shin splints and my doctor has referred me to physical therapy to treat them. How long would therapy last for shin splints?

Why does my child get the hiccups so often?

What causes a child to have the hiccups? My daughter often gets them, and she gets very irritated--and I hate to say it, but I'm a little annoyed with them as well. We use home...

Is popcorn healthy for kids?

My son loves popcorn and is practically addicted to it. He only would want the movie butter popcorn, which I know contains plenty of sodium. Do you think that this is a safe...

How should I increase my child's immunity after jaundice?

My son had jaundice just after he was born. Now, he's 7, and since then he has been falling sick quite often. Is there anything that I can do to boost his immunity?

For how long should I have pain after my hip replacement?

I had hip replacement surgery about a month ago. However, I am still having a lot of pain post the surgery. How long should this pain last?

My 15 year old son has been diagnosed with kidney stones. How can this be treated?

My son is 15 years old and has been diagnosed with kidney stones. The doctor thinks they are too big for him to pass naturally. What can be done to treat this?

Are oats a healthy breakfast option?

I have been trying to cut sugary foods from my diet. Are oats healthy as a breakfast option?

What could be causing my ear pain?

In the beginning of the summer, I think I may have gotten water in my ear. Now, I have constant ear pain. I have been to the doctor, and they let me know that I do not have an...

Why does my daughter only write about death?

My daughter is 14 years old and I recently happened to see her blog that is a collection of poems pretty much all about death. I'm really worried about this. It doesn't seem...

Can acupuncture help with ulcer pain?

I have an ulcer and now it seems all food hurts my stomach. I don't usually like taking medication, and was wondering if acupuncture would help with this pain?

How soon will I be able to run again after a knee replacement surgery?

I had knee surgery 10 days ago and I still have trouble walking. Before the surgery, I would run everyday and now I feel like I won't be able to do the same for a very long time....

My mother is having a lot of back pain. Is a back surgery advisable at the age of 74?

My mother is 74 years old and has a severe case of diabetes. She has been experiencing back pain, on and off, for no obvious reason. Her doctor believes that she might need back...

What can I expect after having a percutaneous needle biopsy?

I am having a percutaneous needle biopsy done and I feel very afraid. Will this be painful? What can I expect after it is done?

Can an X-ray determine my kidney function?

I am a diabetes patient and lately, I am having trouble passing urine. I am starting to worry that my kidneys are being affected. Can an X-ray determine my kidney function level?...

Is it safe to do a CT scan on an elderly patient?

My mother is 86 years old and is getting a CT scan and MRI to help identify the cause of her dementia. Are these tests safe to be done on patients of her age?

What kind of anesthesia will I be given for my cataract surgery?

What kind of anesthesia is given to a patient for cataract surgery? Is it local anesthesia, or will I be put under general anesthesia?

What if my anesthesia stops working in the middle of the surgery?

I am having surgery in a few weeks. I have never been under anesthesia before, and I am terrified that it may wear off in the middle of the procedure. I have read many horror...

Is it riskier for people who are overweight to go under anesthesia?

My wife has to have a C-section when she gives birth to our first child. I have read that if you are overweight, there are higher risks with anesthesia. Is this true? Should...

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