Published on July 21, 2017 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 75-year-old woman. My physical therapist recently requested that I have some X-rays of my lumbar spine and pelvic areas. The...
Published on July 20, 2017 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell me about myasthenia gravis? I’d like to know how it’s contracted, and what the treatment options are. — Y.H. A...
Published on July 19, 2017 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: As a 67-year-old male in good health, should I be concerned about a (fasting) A1C of 5.9 percent? This is the first time I have had...
Published on July 18, 2017 - Page 8
Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Would you risk quitting? Thousands of people with a...
Published on July 18, 2017 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two months ago, my husband fell down a flight of stairs and fractured six ribs and a vertebra in his neck. He is 65 years old and...
Published on July 18, 2017 - Page 8
Q. As a cataract surgeon, I have seen several patients over the years with posterior subcapsular cataracts that I thought were attributable to...
Published on July 18, 2017 - Page 9
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —U.S. regulators approved a new psoriasis drug from Johnson & Johnson Thursday, giving people with the itchy and painful...
Published on July 17, 2017 - Page 4
Q. I recently visited an unfamiliar restaurant. When my order came, I thought they had added a dollop of decorative eggplant to my plate. I put the...
Published on July 17, 2017 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 76 years old and have been on 10 mg prednisone daily for four years. I have Wegener’s granulomatosis. I understand that...
Published on July 14, 2017 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I underwent a needle biopsy of a thyroid nodule. The cytology report reads “suspicious for Hurthle cell neoplasm (...
Published on July 13, 2017 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 65-year-old female with a lot of diabetes in my family. I am on a statin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol, and I recently was...
Published on July 12, 2017 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: A colleague of mine recently had a pulmonary embolus at age 45. She is otherwise healthy. What must she be concerned about? — N....
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — Georgia’s health commissioner was named Friday to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don’t let your guard down — especially if you’re pregnant or trying...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 9
NEW YORK — Overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but the powerful drugs have become more plentiful in more than than...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 9
The blood booster at the heart of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal does not improve real-world cycling performance, according to the most rigorous...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 9
The maker of opioid painkiller Opana ER is pulling the drug off the market at the request of federal regulators because it’s being abused. Endo...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 10
WASHINGTON — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I need an objective opinion. I’m an active 75-year-old male who had two drug-eluting stents placed in my heart approximately seven...
Published on July 11, 2017 - Page 10
Q. My husband has tried many sleep aids over the years, but they don’t KEEP him asleep. He falls asleep in just minutes but wakes up about four or...

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