Health

Published on July 22, 2016 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with a-fib. For various reasons, it has been determined that I should not be on blood thinners for any...
Published on July 21, 2016 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was wondering if you can give me any advice on dealing with my diagnosis of low vitamin D. I have been plagued by this for years....
Published on July 20, 2016 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: Several months ago, I noticed a slight pain in my right shoulder, and a month later, pain in my left shoulder. The pain got...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 1
CHICAGO — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Yesterday, my 11-year-old son had his well-child visit. His doctor informed us that he needed his DTAP, hepatitis A and...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 13
Q. I am normally a mosquito magnet. By this time of year, I would usually have dozens of bites, and the itching would be intolerable. I would turn...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 13
DOYLESTOWN (AP) — It rained hard the day before Nick Hovemeyer came down with polio in the summer of 1945. All the kids in his Trenton, New Jersey,...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 13
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim —and...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 14
JOHANNESBURG (AP) —The first time the world came to South Africa for a conference on AIDS, the country’s leader shocked attendees by questioning...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 15
As polio epidemics worsened in the 1950s, scientists such as Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin raced to develop a vaccine. The first one was approved in...
Published on July 19, 2016 - Page 15
The summer of 1916 marked the first major polio epidemic in the United States. The outbreak became an epidemic in New York City in June and spread...
Published on July 18, 2016 - Page 4
Q. I have a friend who is beautiful, with fabulous skin, but when she goes on summer vacation at the beach, she gets horrific cold sores that last...
Published on July 18, 2016 - Page 4
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Published on July 18, 2016 - Page 5
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Published on July 15, 2016 - Page 26
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is your personal experience with the natural progression of Type 2 diabetes? Are medications like metformin used with the...
Published on July 14, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with a Bochdalek hernia following a lung CT scan I had for a separate problem. I had had some pretty serious pain a...
Published on July 13, 2016 - Page 7
MADISON, Wis. — Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine,...
Published on July 13, 2016 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 72-year-old husband was diagnosed with multiple myeloma recently, and we have been told that he will need chemo treatments. He...
Published on July 12, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: In February, my doctor had me get a neck ultrasound because she said one side of my neck felt larger. The results came back that the...
Published on July 12, 2016 - Page 13
Q. I almost fell off my chair when I accidentally came across information that ropinirole could trigger impulsive gambling. I have been taking this...

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