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David Kiefer, MD

David Kiefer, MDDavid Kiefer, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson

Family Medicine

10 Answers9 Followers90 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

David Kiefer, MD Medical Editor, WebMD, LLC.

David Kiefer, MD, is a board-certified family physician with licenses in Washington, Arizona, and Wisconsin. In Seattle, he supervises family medicine residents at a homeless youth clinic, teaches naturopathic medical students at Bastyr University, and works in several clinics. He completed a fellowship at the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he is an assistant clinical professor of medicine.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • University of Washington
 

My Answers

A. Yes. Water helps move high-fiber foods through the digestive system. Drinking plenty of water can also reduce the "gassiness" that some...
A. Yes. Women need to get a little more calcium after menopause, for instance, to maintain strong bones. The recommendation increases from 1,000 mg a...
A. The biggest difference is iron levels. Premenopausal women need much more iron than men. The reason: they lose significant amounts of iron with...
A. When you reduce your calories to lose weight, you run the risk of falling short on key nutrients. That's why choosing nutrient-rich foods is...
A. Exercise uses fuel. The body's fuel is glucose, which come from carbohydrates. That's the reason long-distance runners typically carbo-load before an...
A. Some vitamin or mineral deficiencies can cause symptoms such as fatigue, pallid-looking skin, brittle hair or fingernails, diarrhea, memory problems...
A. Vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements may interact with chemotherapy drugs or radiation treatments, blocking their effectiveness. There's even...
A. The immune system, which defends the body against disease, is made up of millions of cells that circulate through the body or reside in lymph nodes...
A. Light, moisture, and excessive heat can reduce the potency of vitamins and mineral supplements. So the best place to store supplements is in a cool...
A. Yes. Conditions like Crohn's disease and colitis, which cause chronic inflammation of the colon, can interfere with the absorption of certain...