Health


Published on December 19, 2014 - Page 26
DEAR DR. ROACH: An MRI showed that I have severe stenosis of my C6 vertebrae. I have pins-and-needles sensations that often go down my right arm...
Published on December 18, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there a cure for keloids? My husband is 56 and has several keloids on his body, but there is one on his chest that has gotten...
Published on December 17, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: Himalayan salt lamps have become a mini-rage in my family. We now have one “burning” 24 hours per day in our bedroom and soon will...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it’s more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read that very high doses of the antioxidant vitamin C is a good preventive measure for cancer, and have read that even...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I had no end of trouble with cheilitis for several years. Eventually, a very practical allergist suspected the benzones in lip sunblocks could be...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 13
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Born in November 2011, Katelyn Loftus began life as healthy child. But she was so neglected by her biological parents that...
Published on December 15, 2014 - Page 4
Q. I’m 68 years old and had my prostate removed in May 2007. I have been cancer-free for seven years, but now the cancer has returned. I’m on Lupron...
Published on December 15, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 56-year-old sister has hepatitis C. She contracted the virus from a blood transfusion in a hospital in Spain in the 1980s. It is...
Published on December 12, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 27-year-old woman with three sisters. Recently, our mother had a mammogram and a spot was found. Following a biopsy, it was...
Published on December 11, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: A few years ago, despite regular use of sunscreen, I noticed a couple of small, dark patches on my face. I began using a product...
Published on December 10, 2014 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 89 years old and just learned that I have the first stages of bed sores on my buttocks. My dermatologist said that I should stay...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a synovial cyst removed from my spine at the L4-L5 (lower back) in 2008. Ever since that surgery, I wake up in the middle of...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I have bowel movements that are so large, they clog the toilet. I am not constipated and eat my share of fruits and vegetables. This is not a big...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 13
HOUSTON (AP) — For 42 years, Reggie Bibbs struggled to cope with cruel comments about his appearance. Children and adults slammed doors in his face...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) —New rules are bringing changes to the nation’s kidney transplant system that will give some patients a better shot at a longer-...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 13
Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth — twice as long as...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 14
CHICAGO (AP) — A summer jobs program that engaged mentors to help troubled kids stay on track is linked with a big reduction in youth arrests for...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 18
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government report counts hundreds of times U.S. doctors and hospitals raised false alarms about possible Ebola cases, finding...
Published on December 8, 2014 - Page 8
Q. I’ve been plagued with external hemorrhoids for years. They weren’t particularly painful, but the itch was unbelievable and kept me awake at night...

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