Health


Published on October 31, 2014 - Page 24
DEAR DR. ROACH: Six months ago, I noticed a “bald spot” on my right cheek. It is round and about the size of a 50-cent piece. I’ve never had this...
Published on October 30, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 72-year-old female recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosus of the vulva. The issue started about four years ago with a rash...
Published on October 29, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My sister has trigeminal neuralgia, the “suicide disease.” Her quality of life is gone, and I fear her life soon may follow. Could...
Published on October 28, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 67 years old; my sister is one year younger than I am. Her partner is a little bit younger. All three of us women have very bad...
Published on October 28, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) —One of the big frustrations of surgery: There’s little way to know if you’ll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to...
Published on October 28, 2014 - Page 13
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone’s five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It...
Published on October 28, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I have had restless leg syndrome (RLS) for as long as I can remember. I’ve been on a lot of different medications that did not work. When I...
Published on October 28, 2014 - Page 16
Child traffic deaths down 43 percent ATLANTA (AP) — Children are dying less often in traffic accidents: Over a decade, the number who died in...
Published on October 28, 2014 - Page 16
Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from...
Published on October 27, 2014 - Page 4
Starting today, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky...
Published on October 27, 2014 - Page 7
Q. I have had an ice-pick headache for days. I just read on your website that a spoonful of mustard might help, and at this point I am desperate to...
Published on October 27, 2014 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am considering minimally invasive spine surgery. Almost 19 years ago, I had a right total-knee replacement, which still functions...
Published on October 24, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: What’s your opinion on cooled thermotherapy for benign enlargement of the prostate? I recently was put on Flomax and finasteride,...
Published on October 23, 2014 - Page 26
DEAR DR. ROACH: Last November, I complained of pain in my right ear. I went to the emergency room and was, oddly, treated for diarrhea. (I will not...
Published on October 22, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently went to my family doctor, complaining of left-arm pain and heartburn-like pain in my throat area. He said that he could...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Yesterday, my next-door neighbor (a nurse in our local monster-size hospital) vented aggressively about doctors she witnesses moving from patient...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m an 87-year-old female who still works part time and still drives and gets around without any help. I’m in fairly good health,...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — For some patients who have had knee replacement surgery and undergone the subsequent physical therapy, getting the second...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 17
Q. My husband is disabled by osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. He experienced frequent muscle cramping and was eating extra yellow mustard for...

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