Health

Published on August 28, 2015 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: My friend’s wife, who is 70, has a fasting glucose level of around 200. She is perhaps 40 pounds overweight with blood pressure of...
Published on August 27, 2015 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of HPV vaccine for boys? — L.P.B. A NSWER: There are risks and benefits to the...
Published on August 26, 2015 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please tell me about the supplement SAMe. I am a woman, 58, who suffers from osteoarthritis from my exercise routine, which is three...
Published on August 25, 2015 - Page 1
Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about...
Published on August 25, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 81-year-old man in good health. I am 5 feet, 11 inches tall and now weigh 175 pounds after intentionally losing 15 pounds...
Published on August 25, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I love my husband. He is amazing, except for the fact that he hardly ever wants sex. We make love two or three times a month, but only if I...
Published on August 25, 2015 - Page 13
The choices are numerous. Medical alert systems have advanced far beyond the basic pendants that enable a loved one to summon assistance. Today’s...
Published on August 25, 2015 - Page 13
PITTSBURGH (AP) — All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it...
Published on August 25, 2015 - Page 14
It was found in his liver and then in his brain, but very well may have started in his skin. Former President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday he has...
Published on August 24, 2015 - Page 19
Q. My daughter claims that eating any kind of melon makes her throat itch terribly. She tried a piece of watermelon recently, and it bothered her....
Published on August 24, 2015 - Page 19
WASHINGTON (AP) —Move over, “Obamacare.” A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb...
Published on August 24, 2015 - Page 19
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the first time, there’s evidence that a diabetes medication, Jardiance, reduces risk of the complications that are the top...
Published on August 24, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was successfully treated for H. pylori five years ago. I continue to have stomach pain, which has been diagnosed as gastritis. For...
Published on August 21, 2015 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I understand that the overuse of antibiotics can harm the good bacteria in the intestinal tract, as well as the bad. While I don’t...
Published on August 20, 2015 - Page 1
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new...
Published on August 20, 2015 - Page 24
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 59-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with hepatitis C and cirrhosis. I have never been a drinker. I was treated with...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I took 70 milligrams of alendronate once a week due to the results of my bone mineral density scan performed in April this year. At...
Published on August 18, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Have you heard of the 64-slice test for your heart? Would you recommend it instead of a stress test? — D.F. A NSWER: You’re...
Published on August 18, 2015 - Page 13
Q. Teeth whitening is now very popular. I certainly would like my teeth to look whiter, but I want to know if there are risks to one’s health from...
Published on August 18, 2015 - Page 13
WASHINGTON — In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the...

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