Health


Published on November 21, 2014 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I are both senior citizens. My hearing deteriorated noticeably more than two years ago. I had an ENT check me, and...
Published on November 20, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: About 10 years ago, after a blood test, my doctor noted my triglycerides were about 450, whereas the norm would be below 150. He...
Published on November 19, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old woman with diabetes. My body, as I have been told, is bad with arthritis, for which I have been prescribed...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — “Do-it-yourself” blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with dysthymia. I have had a basically unhappy life, with three marriages and three divorces. I often have...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 13
Q. For years, I was plagued with at least two annual bouts of cold sores. One outbreak occurred during a visit to New Zealand. I went to a pharmacy...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 13
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Doctors said her baby wouldn’t be able to walk. Wouldn’t be able to talk. Might be “a vegetable.” Only 4 months old,...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 14
WASHINGTON — Medicare may soon begin paying for yearly scans to detect lung cancer in certain current or former heavy smokers. The Centers for...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 16
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government report says sloppy care of contact lenses is a main reason for hundreds of thousands of eye infections each year....
Published on November 17, 2014 - Page 4
Q. I have read that turmeric may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, so I’ve been taking it for several years. I read online that turmeric needs black...
Published on November 17, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old woman with three doctors battling over my vitamin D level for many years. I am 59 inches tall and weigh 95...
Published on November 14, 2014 - Page 26
DEAR DR. ROACH: For quite some time now, I have been suffering from a persistent urinary tract infection, accompanied by an elevated PSA. This...
Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: When I was 60, my doctor told me to take a baby aspirin daily to prevent heart attack and stroke. So I did. When I was 70, a new...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 7
The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don’t have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation....
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old woman with moderate osteoporosis, according to a bone density test done two months ago. My T-score in the lumbar...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have bulbar myasthenia gravis, which makes it difficult to eat. Can you tell me something about this disease and the odds of it...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I switched to a mineral salts deodorant crystal to try to get away from aluminum. Now I read that it DOES have aluminum (it’s marked “ammonium...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it’s not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 14
Study: Drugs still in recalled OTC pills CHICAGO (AP) — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 14
There are some steps older adults can take to reduce their risks for falling without laboratory training. Some of the following come from the...

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