Health

Published on June 30, 2016 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column on calcium. I recently have been informed by my physician that there is a link between excess calcium and...
Published on June 29, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past seven years, I have had an itch under my shoulder blade on my back. It stretches from the left side to the center....
Published on June 28, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I know so many people who have had a heart attack and open heart/bypass surgery due to blocked arteries. Isn’t there a test or scan...
Published on June 28, 2016 - Page 13
Q. I have recently developed an itchy rash under my breasts. I am allergic to fragrances (both natural and synthetic), and many powders and lotions...
Published on June 28, 2016 - Page 13
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For the past 44 years, Terry Scott has been, as he described it, “one of them nasty ol’ truck drivers.” The Gretna resident did...
Published on June 28, 2016 - Page 13
WASHINGTON — Tossing and turning night after night? Don’t automatically reach for the pill bottle. New guidelines say the first choice to treat...
Published on June 28, 2016 - Page 15
PITTSBURGH (AP) — From the start, Lalit Chordia wants this to be clear: His manufacturing outfit in O’Hara is not a medical marijuana company. It...
Published on June 28, 2016 - Page 15
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Soaring numbers of overdose deaths are adding to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a...
Published on June 27, 2016 - Page 4
Q. I tried your onion remedy on wasp stings. I had three stings: two on my upper lip and one on my hand. I rubbed cut onion on my lip. Since I had...
Published on June 27, 2016 - Page 4
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is limiting opioid drug prescriptions to seven days of painkillers following a patient’s initial visit to a doctor. Gov...
Published on June 27, 2016 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 69-year-old woman in excellent health. I take valsartan and doxazosin for high blood pressure. I am concerned because I have...
Published on June 24, 2016 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend who is the primary caregiver to her son, diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. I am unfamiliar with this...
Published on June 23, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had elevated blood pressure for a very long time. I had my son eight years ago, and I don’t recall what it was before that...
Published on June 22, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active, healthy 67-year-old man. Several months ago, I started having a deep tightness and burning sensation in both lower...
Published on June 21, 2016 - Page 5
CHICAGO (AP) — As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a...
Published on June 21, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old overweight woman with low cholesterol, normal-range blood pressure and a healthy heart. I don’t smoke or drink...
Published on June 21, 2016 - Page 13
Q. Please settle a family dispute. My husband insists on using high-potency DEET mosquito repellent when we go hiking. I prefer a natural approach...
Published on June 21, 2016 - Page 13
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bahnsen Miller understands the challenges — and the damages — of Louisiana’s budget woes firsthand. You can’t ignore them if...
Published on June 21, 2016 - Page 13
LONDON (AP) — Scientists say most antidepressants don’t work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of...
Published on June 21, 2016 - Page 13
CHICAGO — Parental warning: Don’t lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting. The recommendations range from up...

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