Health


Published on September 4, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 15-year-old son was just admitted to the hospital for depression and ADD. His thyroid tests came back abnormal. There is thyroid...
Published on September 3, 2014 - Page 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery...
Published on September 3, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old male in good general health. I have been monitored for my prostate enlargement for a few months. Last week, my...
Published on September 2, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR ROACH: I have hereditary hemochromatosis. I know that means that I received the HH gene from both parents; however, neither of my parents...
Published on September 2, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I cut my salt intake many years ago, just for good health. Now I have low sodium in my blood and suffer from low blood pressure and fainting...
Published on September 2, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds...
Published on September 2, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) —Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what...
Published on September 1, 2014 - Page 4
Q. I was cured of terrible itching from mosquito bites all over my back. My Moroccan friend squashed a ripe avocado and rubbed it on the bitten area...
Published on September 1, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old man. I take enalapril, HCTZ, clopidogrel, oxybutynin, Zocor and Aleve every day. I do not have much of a...
Published on August 31, 2014 - Page 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from...
Published on August 31, 2014 - Page 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The...
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, and she is taking Namenda and Aricept to help slow the advancement of the...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 25
DEAR DR. ROACH: What do you know about Himalayan salt? Is it harmful to take every day? I am told that it can help lower blood pressure, because it...
Published on August 27, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just wanted to touch base with you about my diabetes. While my weight has stayed stable around 320 pounds, my sugar numbers have...
Published on August 26, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old woman who would be embarrassed to go to a doctor with my complaint. I have been having a brown vaginal discharge...
Published on August 26, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Years ago, my mother, who was a nurse, used Vicks VapoRub almost as a cure-all for us children. One hot summer day, my family and friends were out...
Published on August 26, 2014 - Page 13
A diagnosis of an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease hasn’t stopped cookbook author Paula Wolfert’s decades-long career with food. But it has changed...
Published on August 26, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese...
Published on August 25, 2014 - Page 4
Q. I have had severe heartburn problems for 15 years. I have tried Nexium, Prilosec and many other over-the-counter medicines. I knew that coffee...
Published on August 25, 2014 - Page 4
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients’ DNA to help spot potentially...

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