Health


Published on August 11, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like more information concerning pheochromocytoma. Your recent article mentions that there are specific blood tests to...
Published on August 11, 2014 - Page 8
Q. I have had success using fresh pineapple peel on a plantar wart. I applied the pineapple skin to the wart overnight, with the fleshy fruit side...
Published on August 10, 2014 - Page 6
Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as...
Published on August 10, 2014 - Page 6
There’s fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of...
Published on August 10, 2014 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) —The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access...
Published on August 8, 2014 - Page 23
DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother had his aortic valve replaced by a mechanical heart valve. He says the warfarin he takes causes him problems, such as...
Published on August 7, 2014 - Page 25
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a CT scan in September 2012, which confirmed my PCP’s suspicion of diverticulitis. I was treated with Cipro and Flagyl. I...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Several weeks ago, I noticed that my face was swollen in front of my ear. I went to my primary doctor, and he put me on Augmentin...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I got stung by yellow jackets last week and reacted terribly. I swelled up and broke out in hives all over my body. It was so unbearable, I had to...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 14
Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 15
LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or...
Published on August 4, 2014 - Page 4
Q. Years ago, on a hike in an Oregon forest, I was complaining about the itch of a mosquito bite. A fellow hiker said she knew a remedy Native...
Published on August 4, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My oldest grandson, 17, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about three years ago and has been on levothyroxine daily, with good lab...
Published on August 3, 2014 - Page 6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In an accelerated project announced by the research arm of the Pentagon, University of Pennsylvania scientists will lead a...

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