Health


Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I am a healthy, 53-year-old man with high cholesterol. I take atorvastatin to keep it under control. Soon after starting on this drug, I noticed...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the federal government and states launch a second round of enrollment under the health care law, consumers should be...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: It would be helpful if you described some of the warning signs/symptoms of a bad hip that requires replacement. I now know that such...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 16
CHICAGO — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a column in September, you were asked what actions the writer could take, such as diet or medication, to maintain kidney function...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 9
CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 9
Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced....
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 9
Q. You must be tired of questions about gin-soaked raisins to ease arthritis pain, but I have a question regarding the dose of nine raisins. I bought...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won’t happen, a U.S. health official said last...
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
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 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 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....

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