Health


Published on March 5, 2015 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I need your advice on a new prescription my primary doctor has given me; it’s called trazodone, 50 milligrams. I have mild anxiety...
Published on March 4, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 57-year-old female, and I have osteoporosis. My average T score is -3.3. My L4 is -4.1. My doctors have told me that it is...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Eighteen months ago, I had a case of shingles and could not access medication for three days. To this day I experience residual...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 13
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I saw a commercial for Brisdelle and wanted to know more since I have struggled with hot flashes and night sweats for way too long. Then I...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 14
CHICAGO — Indoor tanning injuries have declined but still sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years. Here’s a look at what’s...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 14
Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before they turn 1, finds...
Published on March 3, 2015 - Page 17
WASHINGTON (AP) —How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says...
Published on March 2, 2015 - Page 8
The clock on insurance deductibles reset on Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. Patients may be required to pay thousands...
Published on March 2, 2015 - Page 8
Heat blamed for flu spray failure ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to...
Published on March 2, 2015 - Page 8
Q. I have used your handy hint on putting soap in the bed for nighttime aches and pains. I’ve also shared it zealously here in Western Australia for...
Published on March 2, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like to know if you have ever heard of a person being allergic to psyllium fiber? My doctor suggested I take Metamucil for...
Published on February 27, 2015 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 65-year-old male who has developed a lack of sensation in the lateral front half of my right thigh. The numbness involves...
Published on February 26, 2015 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 79-year-old man in pretty good health who has had back problems for about 15 years. I have been to two pain clinics and four...
Published on February 25, 2015 - Page 6
SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky...
Published on February 25, 2015 - Page 23
DEAR DR. ROACH: We are always being told to drink water —the consequence of which, of course, is increased urination. But what about the kidneys?...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 13
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 65-year-old man, and I received a kidney from my wife in 2001. I started out on higher doses of prednisone and was cut down...
Published on February 24, 2015 - Page 13
Q. As an active, fit woman in my 50s, I found it increasingly hard to sleep at night. I would go to bed exhausted and finally fall asleep, only to...

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