Wellness Experts

Ask the Experts: ‘Take With Food’ Labels on Drugs

When the label on a drug says, “Take with food,” does that mean take it before, during, or after eating, and what’s the time frame? And how much food? That...

Ask the Experts: What Is an Occupational Therapist?

What is an occupational therapist (OT), and how is an OT different from a physical therapist (PT)? An occupational therapist (OT) helps people to function optimally in their daily activities,...

Ask the Experts: Resting Heart Rate

Q. What should my resting heart rate be? Adults generally have a resting heart rate that ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Your number will depend on a...

Ask the Experts: A Fly Landed On My Food!

Q. Can I get sick from food that a fly lands on? Studies have shown that houseflies and blowflies, also known as common green bottle flies, may be carriers...

Ask the Experts: CoQ10 for Statin-Related Muscle Pain?

Q. I started taking a statin a few weeks ago and have been experiencing more musculoskeletal pain than usual. Could it be from the medication, and, if so,...

Ask the Experts: CO2 Monitors for Assessing Covid-19 Risk

Q. Though Omicron cases are at lower levels than they were at the peak in January, I’m still wary of eating inside restaurants or gathering in other enclosed spaces....

Ask the Experts: How to Stop a Nosebleed

Q. How can I stop a nosebleed? For most people, nosebleeds (medically called epistaxis) are an occasional and nonserious occurrence. They may result from rubbing, picking, or blowing the nose...

Ask the Experts: Is Exercise Okay If You Have a Cold?

Q. Should I stop exercising if I have a cold? Not necessarily. Studies have found that it doesn’t matter whether people with colds exercise or rest—the duration and severity...

Ask the Experts: Coconut Oil

Q. Is coconut oil a healthy alternative to vegetable oils such as canola oil? No. Coconut oil has been marketed as a heart-healthy oil and has grown in popularity...

Ask the Experts: Animal-Human Flu Transmission?

Q. Can I catch the flu from my dog—or can he catch it from me? In short, no. However, your dog can pass what’s known as canine influenza to other...