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Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My husband got an opportunity to do his master's degree overseas. He wanted me to come and be with him for the two years. It was a challenge because I was in a good job and we have a five-year-old son. So I told him to go alone. However, after he...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

"It serves little purpose merely to be scared by viruses, but it serves a good deal of purpose to understand them."- Frank Ryan, MDAfter dengue came chikV and now we have the Zika virus (ZIKV). Question: When will this trend end? Answer: never!...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My 10-year-old son has been evaluated and has a learning disability. His father, who lives in another region, says that nothing is wrong with his son and will not pay for special-education tutoring. Can I force him to do so?

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Last week, for the first time in my life, I tried to have sex with a girl, but I just couldn't do it, Doc.Do you think the problem could be the fact that I have quite a long 'droopy' foreskin? Should I have it cut off by a surgeon?

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I am pregnant again and worried. Even my husband is worried. Two years ago we got married and had a child, but the child was born with multiple challenges and disabilities. We have tried many doctors, to little avail with some of the issues. We...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: We just returned from overseas after 15 years and live one hour away from a great prep school for our daughters, who are 10 and 12 years old. I am trying to get my wife to let them board. She refuses. What can I do?A: I understand your wife being...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

Now I know what you're thinking: what does sex have to do with exercise? The answer? Everything! A woman can't help but be thrilled by the fact that her man of choice is virile, shows great strength and knows how to go the distance. And men, who...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

The New Year is always an opportunity for new beginnings. Do you know that you are a work in progress? You are a remarkable combination of body, mind, and spirit. You are never stuck in any given situation. You are designed with the amazing ability...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My parents have died and did not legally adopt my sister, and she is now 18 and claiming money from the estate. She lived with us for five years. I am 22, in college, and have no other close family members. I am so sad. The lawyer says nothing...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, my girlfriend and I have sex three to four times in a month.Since we have been doing this, her periods have become more irregular, which worries her a lot.The last time we had sex, I withdrew before ejaculation. Now, she is a bit late on her...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

By the end of the festive season, most of us would have done our fair share of feasting, but the heavy consumption of food and drink can take its toll on our bodies. It would be healthy to consider doing some detoxification and cleansing at the very...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: I have to choose between sending my children back to school or a medical appointment for my husband. What do I do? A: Speak with your husband's doctor and the school to determine if a payment plan can be effected. Look at the options for your...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, I am a male teenager, and I was a virgin until I went to a party two weeks ago. I met a beautiful American girl there. Although I did not know it at the time, she was actually five years older than me. She must have thought that I was about...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Doc, my friends at school (all of whom are female, like me) have been arguing and debating about a subject concerned with sex.Is it true that if a girl does not have an orgasm, then she cannot get pregnant?Some of us believe this, but others do...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I consider soy a super food. I have been recommending this humble bean to my patients for many years. Scientific research has shown that eating soy protects against heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis, while helping hormone-...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My 17-year-old son is very quiet these days. He is doing well at school but speaks in short sentences. He is not rude just quiet. What do I do?A You can share with your son that you think he is a little more quiet than usual, and want to know if...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, Doc. I am a puzzled 17-year-old female. I work hard at my studies and have not had much to do with boys so far. In fact, when I was 15, I swore a solemn oath that I would remain a virgin until I got married.But a couple of months ago, I met...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Doctors report that excessive tiredness or fatigue is the commonest complaint their patients make. An under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) is a frequent though often unrecognised cause of a lack of energy.Throughout...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My sons are smart. After homework, I allow them to watch television until 9 p.m. My friends say this is wrong. We live five minutes from school so they get up at 7 a.m. Am I wrong in doing this?A What do your sons watch? Are the programmes...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, Doctor. I am female, age 20. My boyfriend has been telling me that he doesn't think I am 'normal' in bed. This has really annoyed me.The reason he is saying this is that he thinks women should scream and shout loudly whenever they orgasm. He...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q Hello, Doc. I am 20 years old, and I have just got engaged to a wonderful guy, who is a newly qualified doctor. We have been having sex for around three months, and I have no problems in that area. He is good in bed.But what is making me fret is...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I am a Jamaican citizen living in the United States. My passport has expired and is lost; how do I apply for a new passport?A: To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must first report the matter to the police and the closet overseas mission in...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My son, who is 18, has decided to join the army overseas. I am very worried for him in light of recent happenings. How can I change his mind?A: If your son is an adult, he will have to make his own career choices. You can ask him if he would want...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Recently, my daughter got married and I did not invite my father and his wife of three years and 11 months. We did not invite him for good reasons. Everywhere he goes, he takes his new wife, and we do not approve of her.Our mother died of natural...

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. Doc, I am a guy of almost 17, and a fellow student has offered to sell me some Viagra pills. This is an attractive idea!Should I buy them? He does not want a lot of money for them. He will not tell me where he got them from, but he says they are...

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