Health


Published on April 9, 2014 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My father is an 84-year-old diabetic. He has had a wound on his foot (on the inner side of his right foot, near his big toe) for...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
LONDON (AP) — Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 50-year-old, active son-in-law became very fatigued a year and half ago. He initially was diagnosed with low testosterone and...
Published on April 8, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Doctors rarely if ever tell patients about sexual side effects of medication. A case in point is the prostate-shrinking medication finasteride....
Published on April 7, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: In March 2009, a family member was having terrible flu-like symptoms accompanied by horrific headaches. The symptoms lingered on...
Published on April 7, 2014 - Page 8
Q. My hometown is in extreme drought, and about the only thing growing now are weeds. They were getting pretty tall, so I decided to mow. When I...
Published on April 7, 2014 - Page 8
Love can sometimes break a heart, but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds married people are less...
Published on April 4, 2014 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m prediabetic. I have known you and others to say not to eat any grain that is not whole wheat. Based on that, I leave off white...
Published on April 3, 2014 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: We always hear about the negative prospects and effects of various diseases, but never hear about the effective benefits and...
Published on April 2, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 95 now and take no medications. My primary-care doctor wants me to take aspirin, even just the baby aspirin, twice a week. Some...
Published on April 1, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Esteban tried to smile with half her face, crossing her eyes in the process, and her third-grade classmates giggled. Matthew...
Published on April 1, 2014 - Page 13
YORK (AP) — A York County soldier left partially paralyzed when he was shot in Afghanistan nearly two years ago is banking on stem cells to help him...
Published on April 1, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been having weird spells for about six months. They occur only occasionally and last a couple of days and nights. They awaken...
Published on April 1, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I was having a serious bout of canker sores, with two deep ones on my tongue and several new ones. I could hardly eat. I read the suggestions in...
Published on April 1, 2014 - Page 14
CHICAGO (AP) — The government’s largest-ever study of Hispanics’ health may help answer why they live longer than other Americans but the first...
Published on March 31, 2014 - Page 7
Q. After menopause, sex became painful and almost impossible. I tried Estring, an estrogen product you place up inside, but that caused a terrible...
Published on March 31, 2014 - Page 7
LONDON (AP) — Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves...
Published on March 31, 2014 - Page 12
A small study that examined the brains of children who died found that certain abnormalities were common in autistic children but not in kids without...
Published on March 31, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: As a psychiatrist, please allow me to offer the benefit of my expertise regarding the 90-year-old man who refused potentially life-...

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