Health

Published on May 26, 2016 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old woman who has enjoyed good health. Several weeks ago, I fell off a stepstool, bruising the shin on my left leg....
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) —New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old female. I have been treated for high cholesterol since I was in my 30s. My cholesterol levels are difficult...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am always asked to redo tests — echo ECG, stress test ECG, nuclear stress test. The results are barely mentioned, yet the test is...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 13
Q. I am 76. At my recent checkup, all my blood tests were within normal range, including triglycerides, HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and glucose. I...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — Add one remarkable case to the 30,000-plus organ transplants expected to be performed nationwide this year: A cancer patient who...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 13
NEW YORK — Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, testing protections for some of society’s most vulnerable,...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 13
Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the cost of the priciest option, a private nursing home room, edging closer to $100,000...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 15
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Not a day goes by that Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward doesn’t feel aches and pains. But exactly where he hurts is top secret....
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 4
Q. Have you any experience with using banana peel to cure warts? I had a wart on my finger for months, maybe a year. It was painful and distorting my...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 4
WASHINGTON (AP) —Researchers have created a cellular model of the human placenta to help uncover how infections, from toxoplasmosis to the Zika virus...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 4
LONDON (AP) — Life expectancy worldwide has increased by about five years in the last 15 years according to a report issued by the World Health...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 4
NEW YORK — A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier — contributing...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 67-year-old female. I’ve been talking in my sleep while dreaming. Usually the dream is about me being chased or struggling...
Published on May 22, 2016 - Page 9
CHICAGO (AP) — A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. It’s a...
Published on May 20, 2016 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read your recent article on osteopenia, and would like to know if your information also applies to males? I so often read...
Published on May 19, 2016 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old woman. To date, I have had two bone scans — one around age 50 and the other quite recently. Both times, I was...
Published on May 18, 2016 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a radical prostatectomy in 2012 and two subsequent inguinal hernias. Due to having three surgeries in eight and a half months...

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