Health

Published on May 22, 2015 - Page 30
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active, healthy 70-year-old lady who, out of the blue, was hospitalized with a pulmonary embolus. I had no prior surgeries...
Published on May 21, 2015 - Page 24
DEAR DR. ROACH: About 15 years ago (I am now 62), I had night sweats, and woke up frequently to urinate, sometimes five to six times a night, but...
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 16
NEW YORK (AP) — Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they’re growing up — even at an early age, according to the first large U.S....
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s,...
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 71. I’m overweight at 300 pounds and have had Type 2 diabetes for 15 years. I haven’t had any chest pain or heart problems, but...
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 27
CHICAGO (AP) — Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve suffered from essential tremor for 16 years. I take 500 mg of primidone and 40 mg of propranolol twice daily. I’ve gradually...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I wrote to the Food and Drug Administration about the side effects of generic Prozac (fluoxetine). When I take this generic antidepressant, I...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) —The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It’s hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Some...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 13
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report. The...
Published on May 18, 2015 - Page 8
Q. You have written about a concern that baristas may spread germs when they handle coffee-cup lids. I have a similar concern. The pastor of our...
Published on May 18, 2015 - Page 8
ERIE (AP) — The lead researcher for a noninvasive cancer treatment filed protocols to begin human trials in Italy. If approved, humans could begin...
Published on May 18, 2015 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: I lived in southwest Florida for 13 years and was exposed to heavy mold and mildew due to heat and humidity from a leaky roof....
Published on May 15, 2015 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a couple of years ago. I am in remission now, but I never knew what caused it. Is it hereditary, or due...
Published on May 14, 2015 - Page 25
DEAR DR. ROACH: Do home colon-cancer testing kits really help in the diagnosis of colon cancer? Do you recommend them? — E.F. A NSWER: I strongly...
Published on May 13, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a hip replacement. I am 84, with hearing loss. My family says my hearing is worse after the operation. My daughter...
Published on May 12, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent article, you spoke of small red blood cells. I have large ones. My MCV is 102, with no anemia. What causes this besides...
Published on May 12, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I am concerned about the Actos I take to control my blood sugar. I’ve seen lawyers’ ads on TV and in the newspapers advising that this drug could...
Published on May 12, 2015 - Page 13
BEIJING (AP) — Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China’s most...

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