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Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had my thyroid removed for a goiter 35 years ago. My doctor put me on 100 mcg of thyroid medication; however, when I took it, I...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 13
Q. When I was training for triathlons, I was told to mix a solution of alcohol, vinegar and glycerin in a squirt bottle. After swimming, I would...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans may wind up helping Mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is for a frail...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — Tie the knot, see a doc? A new study says men are more likely to get medical checkups if they’re married rather than just living with...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 14
Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer’s disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 14
LONDON (AP) — Acetaminophen isn’t any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug,...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 14
An experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 3
NEW YORK (AP) —When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 4
CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation’s leading...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 8
FDA approves new Oxy-based pain pill WASHINGTON (AP) —The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 8
CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 8
CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 8
Q. I have suffered with canker sores my whole life, despite trying numerous remedies like rinsing my mouth with peroxide, salt and water or a...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My sex drive has not diminished as I have aged (I am 67); I achieve erections without difficulty; and orgasms are as intense and...
Published on July 25, 2014 - Page 17
DEAR DR ROACH: I am a healthy 71-year-old man. I broke my collarbone in the middle in a serious auto accident. I was told that the bone should stop...
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
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 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...

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