Health


Published on April 24, 2014 - Page 25
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 87 and have an enlarged prostate. When I get the urge to urinate, which is often, I have to go at once. Do you think taking a...
Published on April 23, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 82 and recently have been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis. I have been on Zocor for more than 15 years. Do you think...
Published on April 22, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old male in good health. I take a 40-mg simvastatin and a 150-mcg levothyroxine. I exercise three times a week — one...
Published on April 22, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I frequently see medical personnel in their scrubs with their stethoscopes around their necks in the hospital cafeteria or even nearby restaurants...
Published on April 22, 2014 - Page 13
LONDON (AP) — In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory...
Published on April 22, 2014 - Page 13
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to...
Published on April 21, 2014 - Page 4
Q. My husband and I have been together for more than 16 years. I’m 34, and he’s a few years older. I’m the one who wants to have sex more often. I...
Published on April 21, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: In August 2013, I had surgery on my right wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome. The numbness in my fingers has not changed. Now I’m...
Published on April 18, 2014 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: In your February column on atrial fibrillation, you did not address a procedure that can be done to cure the condition rather than...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a relative who has ulcerative colitis and who was very ill a few years ago. She is now in partial remission but still has...
Published on April 16, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please explain what makes a pheochromocytoma cancerous, what the symptoms are, what the protocol for treatment is and...
Published on April 15, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read that whether stools float or sink could be an indication of one’s health, even to the point of being an early sign of...
Published on April 15, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I recently have started using an e-cigarette. It has dramatically cut down my smoking of traditional cigarettes, plus there is no smoke smell or...
Published on April 15, 2014 - Page 13
BOW, N.H. (AP) — Combine Twister, paint-by-numbers and the ancient Hindu practice of breath control, meditation and poses, and you get Yoga by...
Published on April 15, 2014 - Page 13
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease...
Published on April 15, 2014 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it’s possible to...
Published on April 14, 2014 - Page 8
Q. My wife and I have found that papaya enzyme is a quick solution for heartburn and upset stomach, and calms the effects of niacin. I have been in a...
Published on April 14, 2014 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were...
Published on April 14, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother-in-law is 95 and lives in a nursing home. Sometimes when we visit, I can barely stand to be in her presence because she...
Published on April 11, 2014 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 57-year-old woman, relatively fit and active. Ten years ago, during a routine wellness exam, my bloodwork indicated an...

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