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ANTHONY KOMAROFF

Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.

Articles by ANTHONY KOMAROFF

ASK DR. K: Stomach growling is perfectly normal ASK DR. K: Stomach growling is perfectly normal
1 day ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: As I get older, it seems my stomach is more likely to make growling noises. Why does it do this, and what can I do about it? It’s embarrassing. [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Clues can help diagnose anorexia in teens ASK DR. K: Clues can help diagnose anorexia in teens
1 week ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m worried about my 15-year-old daughter. She eats like a bird. She is very thin, but thinks she is fat. I’d like to think this is just a phase some teenagers go through, but could she have anorexia nervosa? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics ASK DR. K: Only bacterial infections respond to antibiotics
3 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been under the weather for a few days. This morning I blew my nose and saw greenish mucus, so I called my doctor and requested antibiotics. He refused. Why? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Electronic skin patch holds promise for Type 1 diabetes ASK DR. K: Electronic skin patch holds promise for Type 1 diabetes
5 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 54 and have had Type 1 “childhood” diabetes since I was 7. A friend with diabetes heard about a new skin patch that automatically keeps a person’s blood sugar in control — no finger-sticks to check blood sugar, no needles for getting insulin. Can that possibly be true? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: New approach to vaccines could revolutionize immunization ASK DR. K: New approach to vaccines could revolutionize immunization
6 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard on television about a possible new vaccine against HIV, Ebola and other terrible viruses. That sounds like very good news, or is it just hype? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: A look at retinal vessel occlusion ASK DR. K: A look at retinal vessel occlusion
7 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend recently lost vision in his right eye because of something called “retinal vessel occlusion.” [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Lung surgery a last option ASK DR. K: Lung surgery a last option
9 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother has severe emphysema. Medication and oxygen therapy aren’t helping much anymore. Are there any good surgical options? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Some changes aren't aging ASK DR. K: Some changes aren't aging
11 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: Every time I complain about a new medical issue, my husband says, “You’re 84. What do you expect?” How do I know if my complaints are just a consequence of aging or if there’s an actual problem? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Helping pain with different therapies ASK DR. K: Helping pain with different therapies
12 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: I have been in pain since a car accident a few years ago. [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Is cancer caused by bad luck? ASK DR. K: Is cancer caused by bad luck?
14 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: A while back, you commented on a study that said getting cancer was mainly caused by bad luck. You said you thought the study was wrong. Then recently, I heard that another study agreed with you. Can you explain? [Read More]
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