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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: Electronic skin patch holds promise for Type 1 diabetes ASK DR. K: Electronic skin patch holds promise for Type 1 diabetes
6 days 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
2 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
3 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
5 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
7 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
8 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?
10 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]
ASK DR. K: Aggressive immune response to bacteria can lead to sepsis ASK DR. K: Aggressive immune response to bacteria can lead to sepsis
11 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: My father had routine surgery. Soon after, he developed something called sepsis that almost killed him. He’s OK now, but I’d like to understand what happened to him. [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Tools can help arthritic hands perform daily tasks ASK DR. K: Tools can help arthritic hands perform daily tasks
12 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: Age and arthritis have done a number on my hands. I’d like to continue cooking, eating and dressing independently, but it’s getting harder. Any advice? [Read More]
ASK DR. K: Various ways to treat hot flashes ASK DR. K: Various ways to treat hot flashes
13 weeks ago - - ANTHONY KOMAROFF
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m afraid to take hormone therapy for my menopausal hot flashes. Are there any natural remedies that work? [Read More]
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