Published on September 21, 2017 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: My elderly sister, 73, has Type 2 diabetes, and is taking 500 mg of metformin twice a day. After two years on metformin, her...
Published on September 20, 2017 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old female with an often low body temperature. I feel very warm, like I have a fever, but when I take my temperature...
Published on September 19, 2017 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: When I was young, I had mumps and chickenpox, and one type of measles (German measles?) when I was 16, and the other when I was...
Published on September 19, 2017 - Page 10
CHICAGO — Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of...
Published on September 19, 2017 - Page 10
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 1, 2015, Jasmine Gevatosky had eight fuzzy, gray spots in her eyes, the result of a devastating, rare illness that causes...
Published on September 19, 2017 - Page 10
Q. You often speak of food interactions with the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), but rarely address the anticoagulant Xarelto. I take Xarelto for...
Published on September 19, 2017 - Page 11
LEBANON (AP) — The first time Vietnam War Army veteran Dennis Korzi needed a shoulder replacement, he trusted his doctor’s recommendation for a...
Published on September 18, 2017 - Page 7
Q. My wife developed an intense ice craving. She crunched ice relentlessly at home and even when we ate out. As it turned out, she was seriously...
Published on September 18, 2017 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: What are the treatment options for diabetic neuropathy? What is likely to happen over time to someone with this condition? — M.P. A...
Published on September 15, 2017 - Page 23
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a grandson who pinches his face. He just graduated from high school and did very well. He will be going to college in the...
Published on September 14, 2017 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: Having recently changed doctors (due to a move), I filled out a new-patient intake. It had this question: “Do you feel safe in your...
Published on September 13, 2017 - Page 7
NEW YORK — After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a recent U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths...
Published on September 13, 2017 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is in dire need of knee replacements but she is allergic to nickel, which is found to some degree in all metals —including...
Published on September 12, 2017 - Page 10
CHICAGO — Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads....
Published on September 12, 2017 - Page 10
WASHINGTON — Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and...
Published on September 12, 2017 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am trying to decide if it would be beneficial for me to get a second opinion about atrial fibrillation treatment. I was diagnosed...
Published on September 12, 2017 - Page 10
Q. My wife and I will be flying to Europe in a couple of weeks. We’re concerned about the possibility of developing blood clots in our legs. Air...
Published on September 12, 2017 - Page 11
WASHINGTON (AP) —Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your...
Published on September 11, 2017 - Page 7
Q. I am a 34-year-old woman with a 53-year-old husband. I love him so much, but he has erectile dysfunction, and in the past year his sex drive has...
Published on September 11, 2017 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I injured my left shin by impact two years and one month ago, and to my astonishment, it still hurts on a diminished but regular...

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