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Ask local doctors for advice in new column

Beginning in May, The Journal Gazette will publish on Sundays the health column, “Ask the Doctor,” from Parkview Physicians Group.

The column will be in a question-and-answer format, in which Parkview doctors will answer local readers’ health questions.

If you have a question, send it to Terri Richardson at The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or email trich@jg.net. Please put “Ask the Doctor” for the subject line.

For more information, call 461-8304.

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