Health

Published on February 8, 2016 - Page 8
Q. I have used soap under the sheets and found that it helps prevent muscle cramps. I read in your column that the effect wears off after several...
Published on February 8, 2016 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 39-year-old male with systemic lupus. I read your article on artificial and natural immunity and how getting the flu shot...
Published on February 5, 2016 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is Lyrica a safe type of medication for fibromyalgia? I am worried about side effects and interactions with other medicines. — L....
Published on February 4, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 68 years old. A recent column discussed a woman on antibiotics for seven years, and I was concerned about my own situation. I...
Published on February 3, 2016 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: My girlfriend has been taking pseudoephedrine HCL for at least a year. She takes an average of four 30-mg pills per day. As far as...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife has been told that she has a tumor (noncancerous, the doctors think) on her pituitary gland. The specialist told her that it...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
Q. After you wash your hands in a public restroom, which is better, hot-air blowers or paper towels? Where I work they have installed noisy dryers...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
GOTHENBURG, Sweden —For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother,...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
Now you see it, now you don’t. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — A Swedish doctor has accomplished what many had deemed impossible by transplanting wombs into women and delivering four...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 14
CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer than one in four high school students who’ve had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn’t budge over...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 15
HONOLULU (AP) — Every weekday morning, Joy Loudermelt finds her independence at the pool at YWCA Laniakea on Richards Street. For at least half an...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 15
LONDON (AP) — In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward “designer babies,” Britain gave scientists approval...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 15
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It takes a strict routine and a lot of help to raise a family of special-needs children. Few know this better than Eric and...
Published on February 1, 2016 - Page 5
Q. I developed psoriasis when I was 16, mostly on my legs. It was painful and unsightly, so I wore pants to cover the plaques. Throughout my 13...
Published on February 1, 2016 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two years ago, I took advantage of our local $99 low-dose CT scan for smokers at high risk of lung cancer (I certainly fit the...
Published on January 29, 2016 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: Lately I have had lightheadedness and a feeling of floating while standing or walking. I have seen my primary doctor and a...
Published on January 28, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two years ago, my mother had a large mass surgically removed from her colon. (A laparoscopic surgery with colon resection.) The...
Published on January 27, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are there any benefits to taking omega-3? — B.H. A NSWER: Yes, there are, but it’s not clear just how big those benefits are....
Published on January 26, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old woman of Thai descent. I have been on a Fosamax regimen for over eight years. I suffered a femur fracture in a...

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