Health


Published on July 24, 2014 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 49 years old and fairly healthy. I’ve been HIV-positive for over 20 years and have diabetes. My HIV doctor told me that my...
Published on July 23, 2014 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had hot flashes, similar to those experienced by post-menopausal women, ever since my coronary bypass in 1990. I can be...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please enlighten your readers about too much alcohol causing impotence. My husband drinks beer after beer daily, from noon until...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I am a retired dental hygienist with years of infection-control experience. There is evidence that health-care workers must wash their hands...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study just got under way to see if an experimental...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 14
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs she still harbors HIV...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation’s rising rate of overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Obesity surgery may keep diabetes in remission even after 15 years in some patients, a study suggests. Long-term results were missing...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 4
Q. I must be especially tasty to mosquitoes, since they attack me and leave other folks alone. I have read in your column about hot water to stop...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR ROACH: I have had coronary bypass surgery, and I take cholesterol medicine. I have significant muscular weakness from my medicine. If the...
Published on July 18, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you explain the proper method for taking blood pressure? One instruction I read says to use the left arm. However, another...
Published on July 17, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 92-year-old man with lots of age-related problems. I am dealing with them, but a few months ago I noticed that my right hand,...
Published on July 16, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: After many weeks of a unilateral nasal leakage of clear watery liquid, I was diagnosed with a cerebrospinal fluid leak. I experience...
Published on July 15, 2014 - Page 5
HARRISBURG (AP) — In an effort to curb a spike in prescription painkiller abuse, Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is endorsing a set of voluntary...
Published on July 15, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no concussion-proof football helmet, but manufacturers may soon have to meet new testing standards against certain...
Published on July 15, 2014 - Page 13
Safety gear is crucial for contact sports but there is no concussion-proof helmet. Safety specialists offer some tips for preventing and managing...
Published on July 15, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual. Routine pelvic exams don’t benefit...
Published on July 15, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 83 years old. I was lifting a heavy end table back in November, and I heard a crack. I knew I was in trouble, as that had...
Published on July 15, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I’m an avid canoe paddler. Back in the 1970s when I got started canoeing, I learned that wearing denim cutoffs on the river was a very bad idea. I...

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