Health

Published on August 30, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 92 and in exceptional health. I have irritable bowel syndrome, and my digestive system goes through a cycle of constipation and...
Published on August 30, 2016 - Page 13
Q. I work in cancer research. About 10 years ago, most of the women in my office decided to stop wearing antiperspirant because of the uncertainty of...
Published on August 30, 2016 - Page 13
WASHINGTON — Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only...
Published on August 30, 2016 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the...
Published on August 30, 2016 - Page 14
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — With the fluid motions of a glass blower, Hong Qi held a flaming alcohol-soaked cotton ball inside a jar for few seconds,...
Published on August 30, 2016 - Page 14
LONDON (AP) — The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people’s life expectancy, according to a new analysis. Since the Arab uprising...
Published on August 29, 2016 - Page 6
Q. On the beach at Zihuatanejo, Mexico, I was standing in the warm water with my snorkel looking underwater when a clear jellyfish attached itself to...
Published on August 29, 2016 - Page 6
NEW YORK — For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad...
Published on August 29, 2016 - Page 6
CHICAGO (AP) — When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a recent study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant...
Published on August 29, 2016 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: A co-worker of mine recently had a ruptured appendix. The doctors did not remove it, but instead gave him heavy doses of antibiotics...
Published on August 26, 2016 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 80-year-old woman in good health. After numerous CT scans, a PET scan and a bronchoscopy, it was determined that I have MAI...
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed in March 2015 with giant cell arteritis. I was started on 60 mg of prednisone, but it has decreased steadily and I am...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old white female who recently was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. My doctor, a hematologist, completed a...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. EpiPens are used to ward off...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I would appreciate any advice on my recurring kidney stones. In 2013 and 2014, I had kidney stones that got stuck in my lower left...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 13
Q. My family doctor has prescribed tamsulosin for frequent urination at night. I am a 75-year-old woman, and after reading about the side effects of...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 13
CHICAGO — Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment. He had suffered...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 13
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Jon Tucker fixes his eyes on the X-rays of his neck and points to the two artificial discs that cushion the bones of his spine...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 15
WASHINGTON (AP) —Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just...
Published on August 22, 2016 - Page 5
Q. I am almost 93 years of age and have no memory problems whatsoever. I have been taking ginkgo biloba daily for 60 years. I have no idea whether it...

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