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Sick dog surrounded by medication

Ask the doc: “I get sick often. What are the signs that I should...

Not sure if your sickness requires a doctor's visit? Here's how to tell.
Sick male in bed

Ask the doc: “How do I know if I have mono?”

Think you have mono? Our expert discusses how to know.
hands clenching stomach

Ask the doc: “When should I be concerned about stomach pain?”

A doctor discusses common stomach problems and what to do about them.
iPad with health tests

Ask the doc: “How important is it to get checkups if I don’t feel...

—Heath L.*, Northwest University, Washington I highly recommend getting annual checkups up to age 21 (and then see how often it’s recommended by your doctor). Not only do you get a chance to learn...
Patient receiving blood pressure check

Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake B.*, Ashford University, San Diego, California(*Name changed)High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common medical disorder, affecting about a third of the population. Only about half of people who have hypertension have it...
Concerned guy talking to doctor

Ask the doc: How can I get over my fear of the doctor?

—Gordon N.*, Northern Illinois University(*Name changed)Kudos to you for acknowledging that there’s an issue here: your avoidance of seeing health care providers and perhaps getting tested for a health condition. It’s not uncommon for...