Health

Published on October 15, 2021 - Page 17
Have you seen the television commercials for Rinvoq (upadacitinib)? Ads for this rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug have been in heavy rotation recently...
Published on October 15, 2021 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is it that no matter what time a surgery is scheduled, the rule is “no food or drink after midnight”? My recent procedure was...
Published on October 14, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been having pains and discomfort in my chest area for over a month now. I am a woman and in my early 30s. My doctor says my...
Published on October 14, 2021 - Page 18
Companies that create successful brands often like to build on success. This may lead to a wide range of products under the company’s brand. Clorox...
Published on October 13, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently went to my dermatologist because I noticed a dark mole I hadn’t seen before. He did a biopsy, and it was called a “...
Published on October 12, 2021 - Page 7
After using drugs on and off for years, Megan Sims wanted to get clean again. But she couldn’t bring herself to stop during the coronavirus pandemic...
Published on October 12, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you elaborate on “long COVID”? Specifically, do people experiencing long COVID carry the virus for an extended period? Are they...
Published on October 11, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter is still nursing her 10-month-old son. She decided to get the Pfizer vaccine and continue breastfeeding. Her doctor did...
Published on October 11, 2021 - Page 18
Q. Can you recommend a good cure for toenail fungus? I have tried various over-the-counter remedies without success. A. We have been writing about...
Published on October 8, 2021 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, in the middle of all the news about the newly circulating delta COVID-19 variant, a friend of mine flew to Mexico with her...
Published on October 7, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My friend is taking care of his 89-year-old mother. She has been drooling for the past two years or so. I read that aging causes...
Published on October 6, 2021 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old Caucasian woman with newly found necrosis of the knee bone, along with a fracture. I do not have diabetes, but I...
Published on October 5, 2021 - Page 8
Q. My wife has suffered from irritable bowel syndrome for years. Multiple tests and exams have consistently ruled out more severe disorders. She has...
Published on October 5, 2021 - Page 9
KHN (Kaiser Health News) Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are...
Published on October 4, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you wrote that there is no risk to family from shedding after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. You failed to...
Published on October 1, 2021 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you explain the difference between the delta variant and the common cold? — Anon. A NSWER: The virus that causes COVID-19 —...
Published on September 30, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is taking Eliquis 5 mg (half a tab daily). He has had erectile dysfunction for 15 to 20 years and is 78 years old. Since...
Published on September 29, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have multiple sclerosis, Addison’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. I am on steroids daily as well as potent...
Published on September 28, 2021 - Page 9
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Real-time studies involving UPMC’s COVID-19 patients have shown monoclonal antibody treatments “significantly decrease”...
Published on September 28, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My doctor recommended both pneumococcal vaccines for me. He recommended the PCV-13 (Prevnar) first, followed two months later by the...
Published on September 28, 2021 - Page 9
Q. My doctors have been urging me for years to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. I have not taken them because I did not want to risk their adverse...
Published on September 27, 2021 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read about the benefits of having a glass of wine per day for women, or two glasses for men. Can you please tell me how your...
Published on September 24, 2021 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you address problems that may or may not be aftereffects of COVID-19? The problems seem to be common among people who have had...
Published on September 23, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have chronic venous insufficiency. My doctor tells me there is nothing for it but compression socks, and I cannot put them on. —...
Published on September 22, 2021 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve been taking calcium supplements for many years to assist in strengthening my bones. I’m 74, weigh less than 95 pounds and stand...
Published on September 22, 2021 - Page 17
Q. At the beginning of the pandemic, my doctor prescribed Voltaren gel for arthritis in my thumbs and wrists. I used it for three weeks, and it...
Published on September 21, 2021 - Page 9
CHARLESTON, S.C. — It’s one of the stranger, lesser-known aspects of U.S. health care — the striking, milky-blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a...
Published on September 21, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: At what point in COVID-19 does a person’s do not resuscitate order become an issue? When does treatment become an “exceptional or...
Published on September 20, 2021 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why aren’t the hospitals nationwide mandating all personnel be COVID vaccinated? I am getting conflicting information. Don’t you...
Published on September 20, 2021 - Page 7
Q. What can you tell me about using marijuana for someone dealing with colon cancer? I have a friend dealing with this, and I am wondering where to...