Health

Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 64 and healthy. I’m very petite at 4 feet, 10 inches tall. I’ve had a low weight most of my life, keeping around 95 pounds. Two...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother had four ministrokes in five days. They can’t find what caused it. He was in a university hospital for seven days. — M.L...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I fell on the tennis court and broke my arm badly. I started taking big doses of ibuprofen (with my doctor’s approval) to control pain and reduce...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 13
LONDON (AP) — Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don’t squat — at least not for long. Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 13
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 13
C.J. Nitkowski had nothing to lose in spring 2011. The rotator cuff in his left shoulder that he’d relied on during his decade as a major league...
Published on June 29, 2015 - Page 8
Q. When I was a baby, a wasp stung me on the eyelid. My parents and grandparents used tobacco for stings, but they couldn’t put that on a baby’s...
Published on June 29, 2015 - Page 8
A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study...
Published on June 29, 2015 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am being treated for macular degeneration with injections of Lucentis into the eye. My cardiologist has determined that I have...
Published on June 26, 2015 - Page 26
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m vegan, primarily for ethical reasons, but I also enjoy the health benefits. There are so many more nondairy milks on the market...
Published on June 25, 2015 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: As a preventive measure for prediabetes, my doctor recommended I take 500 mg of metformin twice a day (morning and evening). I have...
Published on June 24, 2015 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I moved to the Northern California mountains about 17 years ago. There was much discussion about Lyme disease at that time. My...
Published on June 23, 2015 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 18-year-old daughter at college has severe acne that has not improved with OTC or prescribed topical treatments. Her...
Published on June 23, 2015 - Page 13
Q. I read that a new study on statins and short-term memory was published by JAMA Internal Medicine online on June 8, 2015. Would you address this?...
Published on June 23, 2015 - Page 13
BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal regulators’ long-delayed cleanup for a Montana mining community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos...
Published on June 23, 2015 - Page 13
CHICAGO — With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association has adopted a plan to help decide when it’s time for...
Published on June 23, 2015 - Page 14
Americans, today more than ever, are classified as binge drinkers. And attributing to the rise is an increased number of women who are drinking more...
Published on June 22, 2015 - Page 4
NEW YORK (AP) —Medical marijuana laws don’t trigger an increase in teen pot smoking, a new study concludes. Some opponents of medical marijuana have...
Published on June 22, 2015 - Page 9
Q. When I was eating meat regularly, I was low in iron for several years, although I took iron supplements. Now that I am mostly vegan, my iron...
Published on June 22, 2015 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it’s more common than...

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