Health

Published on February 12, 2016 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old male. I see my doctor on a regular basis and am taking various meds for age-related ills. I had gout in one foot...
Published on February 11, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend has been suffering from persistent erectile dysfunction, whereby he can achieve (usually) an erection but has difficulty...
Published on February 10, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old male and am having trouble with frequent trips to the bathroom and a weak stream. I was prescribed 0.4 mg of...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: You have made several claims about statins in your column. Could you please clarify the studies or data on which you are basing...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 13
Q. Ten years ago, I lived in a different city. I went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription and did the “grab and go.” When I got home, I...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 13
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — After years of trying to keep marijuana out of schools, educators across the country are grappling with how to administer...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 13
CHICAGO — Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 13
WASHINGTON — It’s cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has nagged...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often. About 20 outbreaks are reported each...
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 16
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention....
Published on February 9, 2016 - Page 18
Global Vaccine vows $5M for Ebola vaccine LONDON (AP) — The global vaccine alliance GAVI says it will donate $5 million toward developing the...
Published on February 8, 2016 - Page 8
Q. I have used soap under the sheets and found that it helps prevent muscle cramps. I read in your column that the effect wears off after several...
Published on February 8, 2016 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 39-year-old male with systemic lupus. I read your article on artificial and natural immunity and how getting the flu shot...
Published on February 5, 2016 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is Lyrica a safe type of medication for fibromyalgia? I am worried about side effects and interactions with other medicines. — L....
Published on February 4, 2016 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 68 years old. A recent column discussed a woman on antibiotics for seven years, and I was concerned about my own situation. I...
Published on February 3, 2016 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: My girlfriend has been taking pseudoephedrine HCL for at least a year. She takes an average of four 30-mg pills per day. As far as...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife has been told that she has a tumor (noncancerous, the doctors think) on her pituitary gland. The specialist told her that it...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
Q. After you wash your hands in a public restroom, which is better, hot-air blowers or paper towels? Where I work they have installed noisy dryers...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
GOTHENBURG, Sweden —For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother,...
Published on February 2, 2016 - Page 13
Now you see it, now you don’t. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its...

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