News Column

The YOUR HEALTH™ hosts have teamed up with UNC Family Medicine colleague Dr. Adam Zolotor to create HOUSE Calls, a weekly newspaper column that answers questions from the community about health and medicine.

HOUSE Calls is published every Thursday in the print edition of the Carrboro Citizen. You can view past columns by  selecting a link below:

June 2, 2011: Tdap vaccine, cholesterol

May 26, 2011: adult ADHD, doctors not listening

May 19, 2011: weight loss, peripheral arterial disease

May 12, 2011: going to the emergency room, sense of control in the hospital

May 5, 2011: communicating with your doctor, back pain

April 28, 2011: knee injuries, TMJ

April 21, 2011: hand tremor, diabetes

April 14, 2011: geriatrics, regional pain syndrome

April 7, 2011: pap smears, eczema

March 31, 2011: diarrhea, ganglion cysts

March 24, 2011: herniated discs, spinal cord syrinx

March 17, 2011: customer service, depression

March 10, 2011: ear infections, niacin

March 3, 2011: insurance company information sharing, vitamin D

February 24, 2011: ringing in the ears, swollen toe

February 17, 2011: kidney stones, bedbugs

February 10, 2011: changing physicians, dealing with chigger bites

February 3, 2011: elderly loved ones living at home, “gamekeeper’s” thumb

January 27, 2011: blepharitis, low-back pain in teens

January 20, 2011: breast cancer, vertigo

January 13, 2011: facial hair, cholesterol medicines & reflux

January 6, 2011: eye exams, artificial sweeteners

December 30, 2010: mercury in fish, herpes infections & bruises

December 23, 2010: implantable defibrillators,  heel pain

December 16, 2010: third-hand tabacco smoke,  poison ivy

December 9, 2010: urinary tract infections, diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

December 2, 2010: pedometers, consultations

November 24, 2010: leg cramps, biking for Parkinson’s Disease

November 18, 2010: children weight problems, sunscreen

November 11, 2010: bronchiectasis, sleeping pills

November 4, 2010: keloids, knee pain in a new runner

October 28, 2010: rashes from viruses,  foot problems

October 21, 2010: toenail fungus, painful periods

October 14, 2010: aging, diabetes

October 7, 2010: emphysema, high blood pressure

September 30, 2010: tick bites, glucosamine,  ringing in the ears

September 23, 2010: tennis elbow, helping people with diabetes

September 16, 2010: patient arriving late to the doctor, children who quit talking

September 9, 2010: strokes, memory loss

September 2, 2010: asthma, melanoma

August 26, 2010: yearly physicals, congestive heart failure

August 19, 2010: sodium, hip replacement surgery

August 12, 2010: fish oil, ear wax buildup

August 5, 2010: high blood pressure, exercise

July 29, 2010: endometriosis, osteoarthritis, Lewy Body Disease

July 22, 2010: irritable bowel disease, fatty liver

July 15, 2010: muscle cramps, anxiety

July 8, 2010: acid reflux, ADHD

July 1, 2010: domestic violence, health at 50

June 24, 2010: oppositional defiant disorder, fatigue

June 17, 2010: antibiotics, reducing sodium intake

June 10, 2010: chest pain, feeding tube following stroke

June 3, 2010: menstrual cramps, bronchitis, rheumatic fever

May 27, 2010: skin lump, rosacea

May 20, 2010: flossing for kids, pregnant women & deli meats, shingles vaccine

May 13, 2010: Raynaud’s disease, eye twitches

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