Published on August 17, 2017 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read online and in our local newspaper that doctors are no longer recommending metformin as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes....
Published on August 16, 2017 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a white male, 70 years old, over 6 feet tall and weigh 140 pounds. I am healthy except for lymphocytic colitis, which is under...
Published on August 15, 2017 - Page 8
Q. About 10 years ago, I began taking Wellbutrin for depression. Within two weeks I felt better than I had in decades. I also experienced a welcome...
Published on August 15, 2017 - Page 8
MONTREAL — Canada is attacking its expanding opioid crisis with an unusual measure: It’s giving addicts a safe place to shoot up. The government...
Published on August 15, 2017 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I think I may have polymyositis. My thigh muscles (specifically, the lateral muscles) are weak and achy. I take a statin, and I don’...
Published on August 15, 2017 - Page 8
CHICAGO — Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests. The...
Published on August 15, 2017 - Page 9
LONDON (AP) — Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of...
Published on August 14, 2017 - Page 17
Q. After 50 years of almost daily migraine headaches, I found out by accident that drinking a Starbucks Frappuccino would knock out my pain...
Published on August 14, 2017 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I are taking a cruise around South America that includes several stops in Brazil. We both are 72 and in good health....
Published on August 11, 2017 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2016, I had a brain MRI without contrast, which showed chronic small-vessel brain disease and a remote lacunar infarct in the...
Published on August 10, 2017 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 60. Pretty much 100 percent of the people I know, both older and younger, who have had stents installed, had a heart attack...
Published on August 9, 2017 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a fit and healthy 60-year-old male. Recently I was troubled by a series of escalating symptoms: I occasionally got a bit of...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 9
Q. A friend of mine has been bothered with bed-wetting for quite some time. He recently changed his over-the-counter pain reliever from Tylenol to...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 9
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —Top U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson agreed recently to create an independent board chairman, responding to a Teamsters-led...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 9
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 10
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) —It’s 10 p.m. on a Wednesday, and two of the four beds at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque’s sleep lab are full. A sign at the end of...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 10
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Just two years removed from an attempt to end his own life, Roland “Rollie” Maynard is celebrating a rebirth — a true rebound...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 61-year-old female, and my recent DEXA bone density scan resulted in measurements of -2.7 in the lumbar region and -2.1 in...
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 11
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C in as little as eight weeks. The pill combination from AbbVie Inc....
Published on August 8, 2017 - Page 11
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A bio-research and manufacturing institute that hopes to develop transplant tissues and organs for injured American soldiers...

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