Health


Published on January 30, 2015 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have heard that an apple a day keeps the dentist away and that an apple is nature’s toothbrush. Can we really skip brushing our...
Published on January 29, 2015 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am plagued with canker sores. I get four to five outbreaks a year. The products that are sold to heal them do not help much. Do you...
Published on January 28, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am generally healthy, but my one problem is my tongue. I have a condition called geographic tongue, and it is white, patchy and...
Published on January 27, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: After a few months of stress eating, I have gained a lot of weight. People swear that the Paleo diet would help me lose weight and...
Published on January 27, 2015 - Page 13
Q. It has been seven weeks since I had my annual flu shot, and my arm is still sore at the injection site. I do not think I have a Shoulder Injury...
Published on January 27, 2015 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced...
Published on January 27, 2015 - Page 13
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An estranged Florida couple’s fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce...
Published on January 27, 2015 - Page 14
CHICAGO (AP) — Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study...
Published on January 27, 2015 - Page 14
Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking...
Published on January 26, 2015 - Page 8
Q. I developed toenail fungus and tried using some herbal remedies. The daily soaks were working, but very slowly. Then I did a cornmeal soak, and...
Published on January 26, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: On a Monday, I took my 91-year-old mother out for a belated birthday lunch. She has had a long and, until now, fairly healthful life...
Published on January 23, 2015 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband has been diagnosed with angiodysplasia of the stomach and duodenum for the past six months. He has required blood...
Published on January 22, 2015 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had several kidney stones and was advised to avoid oxalate. I was told that green, leafy vegetables and grains are high in...
Published on January 21, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking warfarin (Coumadin) for two years now. I started taking it after a knee-replacement surgery, when they discovered...
Published on January 20, 2015 - Page 3
NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the...
Published on January 20, 2015 - Page 13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s not just about how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health...
Published on January 20, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read recently that if Valium is taken by older folks for more than 90 days, it ups their risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 32...
Published on January 20, 2015 - Page 13
Q. My 2-year-old grandson has problems with constipation, and his pediatrician has recommended MiraLAX to be taken daily. He has now been taking it...
Published on January 20, 2015 - Page 13
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The robot is lifelike. It’s dressed in a hospital gown, hospital socks and is even wearing a medical bracelet. She also gives...
Published on January 20, 2015 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say...

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