Health

Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 11
WASHINGTON (AP) —More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests isn’t always...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just celebrated the one-year anniversary of my heart valve replacement surgery. The operation consisted of replacing my bicuspid...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read your column regarding K.V.’s concerns about anxiety and sleep disturbance. I take issue with your advice that she go...
Published on April 22, 2015 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: Our local newspaper just ran the obituary of a 59-year-old woman who died from Alzheimer’s disease. I didn’t know her, but I’ve...
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is 64 years old and recently was complaining of minor abdominal pain that was not going away. There were no other...
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 13
Q. You blew it in your answer to a person who lost insurance and went off Cymbalta. You suggested ways to manage depression without medication. Would...
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 13
Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot...
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 13
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and...
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) —The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part...
Published on April 20, 2015 - Page 8
Q. I took hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) to control my blood pressure for 10 years, but then I developed a bad rash as a side effect. So with my doctor’s...
Published on April 20, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My father has Type 2 diabetes, and his primary care physician has said repeatedly that an A1c of 7.2 percent or 7.3 percent is...
Published on April 17, 2015 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two months ago, my right lower leg and knee became swollen, stiff and painful. My GP did an EKG (normal) and ordered a sonogram...
Published on April 16, 2015 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been vegan for 15 years. I avoid sugar, limit salt and have no caffeine. Recently, a pharmacist told me that I will not get...
Published on April 15, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, who is 59, has been diagnosed with “fatty liver.” He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds. He has pain and...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old, healthy male. A couple of months of persistent, more-severe-than-usual sinusitis led me to my primary care...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I have suffered from depression almost my whole life. I’ve also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis. I was prescribed Cymbalta, as it...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Alexa Cunningham is an engaging, 3-year-old girl who showed visitors her toy dogs, Minnie Mouse Playhouse and collection of...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 13
Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially...
Published on April 13, 2015 - Page 8
Q. I have had many vaginal yeast infections through the years, so when I developed severe anal itching, I wasn’t surprised to learn that this also...
Published on April 13, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: Over the past year, my voice has become hoarse or raspy. I find that I often have to clear my throat while speaking. I’ve had a...

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