Dr. Salomeh Keyhani

Is the flu shot worth it?

[Editor’s note: The CDC recommends injectable flu vaccines. It recommends Fluzone high-dose flu shots or FLUAD, for people 65 and older. The high-dose vaccine has four times the amount of...

Do you need a bone scan?

I want to talk today about bone scans . Here’s my basic advice: for the 40 million people with osteoporosis, this test is critical to diagnose and start treatment. It is good to develop a bone...

Know the signs of stroke

Around three-quarters of the 795,000 strokes suffered annually happen to people over the age of 65. I want to help you know the signs of stroke and when it’s critical you go to the hospital...

Hearing loss common for older adults

Just about everyone experiences hearing loss as they age.  In fact, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that half of people over 75 have difficulty hearing...

Get your shingles vaccine

If you had chicken pox as a child, you are at risk for shingles in your later years. And most people should get vaccinated against it.  It’s important for you to understand why the shingles...

Vitamin E supplements: Should you take them?

One question I bet you have because it’s one my patients ask me over and over again is which vitamin supplements you should be taking.  For example, should you take Vitamin E supplements? Before I...

Should you take Vitamin C tablets?

Many of my patients tell me that they are taking large doses of Vitamin C tablets to boost their immune system. If your diet is balanced, with all the food groups represented, you are likely...

Vitamin B12 supplements

Is there any evidence that vitamin supplements benefit a healthy person? You’ve heard me ask this question before, about vitamin E supplements , about vitamin B6 supplements, and...