Health

Published on July 31, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had open heart surgery and has a pacemaker. He fell while getting out of the car, and his cardiologist recommended that...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read a lot about research for cancer and HIV, and nothing about money spent for help with arthritis. That one strikes almost...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Have you heard that lymphoma patients are more likely than others to develop blood clots after surgery? I nearly died of a pulmonary...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a female, age 70, who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. I have no problems with cholesterol, diabetes or blood...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I am severely allergic to latex, nickel and Neosporin. Now I am off work for two weeks due to a huge ulcerated lesion on my left knuckle. I had a...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 13
LONDON — Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this. In the first advice of its kind, British experts are...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 13
CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported, part of an effort to unravel why...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 14
CHICAGO — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 9
Q. I once thought I would get ahead of the “pain game” before I ran a marathon. I took about 1,200 mg of Advil before the race. Big, big mistake! I...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) —The latest Alzheimer’s research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. It will take several years for...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 9
CHICAGO (AP) — For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer’s if people take it early enough,...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband’s recent CT scan of his stomach and digestive system with and without contrast revealed that he has nodules on both...
Published on July 24, 2015 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 64-year-old woman with a thin frame who was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. In the past 10 years, my bone density has...
Published on July 23, 2015 - Page 24
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two years ago, my wife (age 62, nonsmoker, nondrinker) was hospitalized for a case of septicemia. Her doctor at the time described...
Published on July 22, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My friend had a triple bypass last August. He still has problems. At a recent visit to the cardiologist, he was told that one of the...
Published on July 21, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: If I share confidential information with my doctor, how much of that information is reported to my insurance company? I am required...
Published on July 21, 2015 - Page 13
Q. Products such as Benadryl and Tylenol PM that many people use to help them sleep have the opposite effect on me, causing me to be wide awake. Why...
Published on July 21, 2015 - Page 13
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their...

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