Health

Published on May 25, 2018 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: Something’s been puzzling me. I’m a 71-year-old female, and my cholesterol tends to hover around the 240 mark. However, I had to...
Published on May 24, 2018 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Last April, I had back surgery to enlarge the disc openings. Some of my problems were corrected with the surgery, but one major...
Published on May 23, 2018 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My very healthy husband collapsed and died on the way to the hospital. They worked on him for a long time but could not revive him....
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 42-year-old, completely healthy woman. I recently went for my first mammogram. I delayed it, despite being told I should...
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 10
There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of...
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 10
ATLANTA — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the recent food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a...
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 10
Q. You recommended gentian violet for toenail fungus, and I tried it. Now my toenails are purple, and I can’t get it off. What can I do? A. When we...
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 11
UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the number...
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 11
NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction. A spokeswoman for the Department...
Published on May 22, 2018 - Page 11
KNOWLTON TWP., N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state trooper used a computer cable and a decorative arrow to save the life of a man who accidentally shot...
Published on May 21, 2018 - Page 5
Q. I have been eating instant oatmeal five days a week for many years now. I have read that instant oatmeal somehow is nutritionally inferior to...
Published on May 21, 2018 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they’re reminding...
Published on May 21, 2018 - Page 17
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The...
Published on May 21, 2018 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is your opinion of the keto diet? I have been doing it for a few weeks now and lost a few pounds, but it goes against...
Published on May 18, 2018 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old woman with osteoporosis. A few years ago, I had osteopenia, and my doctor put me on an oral medication that I...
Published on May 17, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: My sister was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. What are the symptoms she might be experiencing? — R.G. A NSWER: I am very...
Published on May 16, 2018 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently heard about a new treatment for erectile dysfunction using shock wave therapy. Has there been enough research to know if...
Published on May 15, 2018 - Page 10
Q. Both my mother and mother-in-law were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Mom was 76, and my mother-in-law was 72. They lived very different...
Published on May 15, 2018 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a snowbird who uses two different cardiologists for my health, and I am devoted to both of them. However, they have conflicting...
Published on May 15, 2018 - Page 10
Infants who are given antacids like Zantac or Pepcid are more likely to develop childhood allergies, perhaps because these drugs may alter their gut...

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