Health


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...
Published on April 10, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was prescribed Boniva and Fosamax by my gynecologist when my bone scan indicated a decreased bone density. I had severe esophagus...
Published on April 9, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My father is an 84-year-old diabetic. He has had a wound on his foot (on the inner side of his right foot, near his big toe) for...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 50-year-old, active son-in-law became very fatigued a year and half ago. He initially was diagnosed with low testosterone and...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Doctors rarely if ever tell patients about sexual side effects of medication. A case in point is the prostate-shrinking medication finasteride....
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
LONDON (AP) — Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories...
Published on April 7, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: In March 2009, a family member was having terrible flu-like symptoms accompanied by horrific headaches. The symptoms lingered on...
Published on April 7, 2014 - Page 8
Love can sometimes break a heart, but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds married people are less...
Published on April 7, 2014 - Page 8
Q. My hometown is in extreme drought, and about the only thing growing now are weeds. They were getting pretty tall, so I decided to mow. When I...

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