Health


Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — For some patients who have had knee replacement surgery and undergone the subsequent physical therapy, getting the second...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Yesterday, my next-door neighbor (a nurse in our local monster-size hospital) vented aggressively about doctors she witnesses moving from patient...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m an 87-year-old female who still works part time and still drives and gets around without any help. I’m in fairly good health,...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 17
Q. My husband is disabled by osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. He experienced frequent muscle cramping and was eating extra yellow mustard for...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: In one of Dr. Donohue’s columns years ago, he wrote about pain in the rectum that he said was caused by “trapped gas” (as well as I...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 68-year-old man, 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 223 pounds. Last January, my weight was up to 247, so I decided to diet...
Published on October 16, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My regular cardiologist did a battery of screening tests (CT scan of heart, ultrasound of heart and abdominal vessels, stress test...
Published on October 15, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother is 71 and is having a very difficult time with an extremely low blood platelet count (20). He was supposed to have...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 15
EVERETT (AP) — In 2002, Nicole Abbott’s world changed forever. Once a world of multicolored layers, the Everett woman’s surroundings took on a pink...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past year, I have had hives on and off again, with the hives being more prominent in the morning than in the evening. I have...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 15
TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — After she got the news, Laurie Echols stood in the parking lot of St. Vincent’s East and screamed. A 2-centimeter tumor in...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 16
WASHINGTON (AP) —More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 17
Q. I have two daughters, ages 6 and 11. My oldest daughter brought home head lice, and it was a nightmare. Over-the-counter lice shampoos did nothing...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 17
Shy about asking, “What’s the etiquette for supporting my loved one, friend or colleague in their battle against cancer?” many people simply avoid...
Published on October 14, 2014 - Page 18
CHICAGO (AP) — New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is...
Published on October 13, 2014 - Page 8
Q. I work as a correctional officer and have to go up and down flights of stairs 12 hours a day. My gout flared up so that I could barely walk. I...
Published on October 13, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please explain the difference between irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease? What is the treatment for each...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been trying to lose weight, with no results. I have cut back on carbs and sugar. In general, I watch what I eat. I also...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female, age 80, with controlled high blood pressure. I am mildly active, and though I tire easily, I have no complaints. My...

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