Health


Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My primary-care doctor sent me to an endocrinologist after my blood test showed that I have high calcium levels in my blood (10.7...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 13
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting the amount most folks consume is...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 13
RESTON, Va. (AP) — It had all the makings of a public-health horror story: an outbreak of a wildly deadly virus on the doorstep of the nation’s...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently wrote that you do not recommend healthy people take supplements. What about training athletes? I’m thinking creatine...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 13
Q. You have sometimes written about ways to treat athlete’s foot, but you haven’t mentioned the best one: BLEACH! On the rare occasion that I get a...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 15
WASHINGTON (AP) —The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization has...
Published on August 18, 2014 - Page 8
Q. When my brother was young, he took a drink from a bottle of pop, not realizing there was a wasp inside the bottle. It stung him far down his...
Published on August 18, 2014 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible...
Published on August 18, 2014 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like your opinion on enlarged prostate. My primary-care doctor sent me for a blood test and said my PSA number was too high...
Published on August 15, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 84-year-old woman who increasingly is talking to herself. Wherever I am, grocery shopping or at home, I speak or murmur to...
Published on August 14, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old man who has A fib. To control this problem, I am presently taking Tikosyn, metoprolol, warfarin and aspirin. For...
Published on August 13, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is 27 years old, and he was diagnosed with low testosterone at the age of 21, due to a tumor on the pituitary gland, seen on...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 13
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am so tired of gastric juices coming up and spraying my mouth. I am currently on a “last resort” medicine. My doctor wants to try...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Many years ago, while my dad was stationed in Hawaii, I climbed mango trees to pick mangoes for chutney. I got such a terrible reaction: My eyes...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of U.S. drivers take to the highways every day, and a report says many of them may find themselves nodding off behind the...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 14
LONDON (AP) — As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 14
$2M anti-pot drive: Don’t be a ‘lab rat’ DENVER (AP) — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled “Don’t Be a Lab Rat”...
Published on August 11, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like more information concerning pheochromocytoma. Your recent article mentions that there are specific blood tests to...
Published on August 11, 2014 - Page 8
Q. I have had success using fresh pineapple peel on a plantar wart. I applied the pineapple skin to the wart overnight, with the fleshy fruit side...

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