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Week of May 22, 2000

    Question:   Can you tell me if increased protein intake and decreased carbohydrate intake is a well-founded diet plan? It seems that American culture dictates a very high carbohydrate intake, and we are in the worst shape of any nation. Also, is there any relationship between this and the formation of kidney stones?    Dr. Ganiat's Answer

    Question:   Can you provide me with a list of resources (e.g., books, web sites, and related others) on men's health?    Dr. Ganiat's Answer

    Question:   I have a bulimic, pregnant friend. What can happen to her and the baby?    Dr. Ganiat's Answer

    Question:   What are the ethics of suicide? Are there cases when it is right, or is it always wrong?    Dr. Ganiat's Answer

    Question:   I am a female experiencing dry eye syndrome. I had my tear ducts plugged and have used various eye drops and gels. I still cannot find the right remedy. My eyes produce many tears at times and not enough at other times. My ophthalmologist cannot offer any other solutions. What do you advise?    Dr. Ganiat's Answer