Health


Published on December 8, 2014 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column daily and have confidence in your advice. My question pertains to cholesterol, specifically LDL-P (particles)...
Published on December 5, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read your column from R.A., concerning rectal pain. I believe what he is talking about is proctalgia fugax. I have this...
Published on December 4, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am fair-skinned and have had sunburns, so I have been diligent about looking for rough, scaly skin patches that might turn into...
Published on December 3, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have peripheral neuropathy symptoms in my feet. I am borderline diabetic and keep it under control by eating right. Also, my legs...
Published on December 2, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams’ daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain...
Published on December 2, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changes...
Published on December 2, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have taken the same dosage of Synthroid for several years. Since this dose successfully maintains my thyroid level, is it still...
Published on December 2, 2014 - Page 13
Q. As a retired industrial hygienist, I take issue with your response to a question about aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease. No link has been...
Published on December 2, 2014 - Page 14
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the...
Published on December 2, 2014 - Page 14
U.S. smoking rate under 18 percent NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first...
Published on December 1, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. I have seen two cardiologists, and while I feel they have done what...
Published on December 1, 2014 - Page 9
Q. I cut my thumb while working as a cook. Two sisters who worked for the restaurant immediately came to my rescue. They had me hold up my hand, put...
Published on December 1, 2014 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal panel has said older Americans should start getting a new vaccine against bacteria that cause pneumonia. The Advisory...
Published on December 1, 2014 - Page 12
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S....
Published on November 28, 2014 - Page 7
CHICAGO (AP) — Once strongly aligned with the GOP, American physicians are leaning more left, an analysis of campaign contributions over two decades...
Published on November 28, 2014 - Page 7
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) —The American neurosurgeon leaned in to take a selfie with his patient, chuckling with excitement when she raised her hands....
Published on November 28, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I always have had a low resistance to germs and have caught colds every two to three months. I take adequate vitamins and B-12...
Published on November 27, 2014 - Page 8
D R. ROACH: I am 73 years old and lived on a boat in my 40s for about six years. Now, whenever I go to the dermatologist (two to three times each...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: A few years ago, I was diagnosed with ischemic colitis after running a half-marathon. My doctor advised me not to run more than 10...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 13
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the federal government and states launch a second round of enrollment under the health care law, consumers should be...

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