By Norman M. Mann, MD

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Don’t ignore the loss of taste and smell

It can cause malnutrition, marital discord, and other problems. Gastric reflux, an overlooked infection, or a drug you’ve prescribed may be the culprit. Clinicians combat heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and infections in their practices every day, so complaints about deficiencies in smell and taste may not seem important. But they can be. Patients with compromised…

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