Health

Published on July 3, 2020 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a problem called “shy bladder,” which has put me in a legal predicament. I was pulled over for speeding (which I was). After...
Published on July 2, 2020 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son-in-law had Guillain-Barre as a child, and is now 39 and a new father. He has an executive job with nothing strenuous. He...
Published on July 1, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 69 years old. I take no medications, and I’m in very good health. Fifteen years ago, I had a hip replacement and now it is...
Published on June 30, 2020 - Page 9
Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s...
Published on June 30, 2020 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old woman who suffered with urinary tract infections until my gynecologist prescribed estradiol, which I currently...
Published on June 30, 2020 - Page 9
Q. I am an 82-year-old healthy woman, active and self-sustaining. I was diagnosed with celiac disease eight years ago after two years of diarrhea...
Published on June 30, 2020 - Page 10
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness...
Published on June 29, 2020 - Page 4
Q. I had canker sores all my life. They would last a week or two, go away for a month or so and come back. It made brushing my teeth very difficult...
Published on June 29, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: A recent column on vaccines left me unable to complete all the dots. An 80-year-old who has been sick only once (from a vaccination...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 7
Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 7
If you’ve been finding it harder than ever to get some sleep over the past several months, you’ve got plenty of company. People are terrified by...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 7
NEW YORK — Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to bring their own food and drinks to your cookout. Use...
Published on June 26, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old woman developing arthritis in my fingers, especially the middle joints. I do various finger bending and...
Published on June 25, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a suggestion for the lady who complained of heart palpitations without any apparent underlying causes. My late uncle, when...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am going to be 98 in July. A few months ago, I had a bad cough for weeks. My internist gave me guaifenesin with codeine. The...
Published on June 23, 2020 - Page 9
WASHINGTON — A grim blame game with partisan overtones is simmering over COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, a tiny slice of the population...
Published on June 23, 2020 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2017, my white blood cell count was 8.9 and my lymphocytes were 3.2. My recent blood tests showed a second increase in both...
Published on June 23, 2020 - Page 9
Q. In the past, when I would get the hiccups, they would last all day, off and on, no matter what I did. One day I was having a really persistent...
Published on June 22, 2020 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a relative who fits the description of intermittent explosive disorder, which I recently read about. Could you please tell me...
Published on June 22, 2020 - Page 5
Q. I’ve been able to remove two individual warts easily and cheaply. I’d had one for three or four years on my heel. The other was several months old...
Published on June 19, 2020 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old female. I started to have mild low-back pain a year ago, and it escalated to sciatica in my left leg and finally...
Published on June 18, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My urologist’s receptionist asks every person to leave a urine sample for testing. They ask without knowing the reason for the visit...
Published on June 18, 2020 - Page 13
Slogans are often misleading. For years, the DuPont company used “Better things for better living... through chemistry.” By now, however, most people...
Published on June 18, 2020 - Page 13
The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions: How much must the shots rev up someone’s immune system to really work?...
Published on June 17, 2020 - Page 12
Death rates are 12 times higher for coronavirus patients with chronic illnesses than for others who become infected, a new U.S. government report...
Published on June 17, 2020 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife and I are 74 and in good health. Recently, I started reading about vitamin D and its effect on the immune system. We both had...
Published on June 17, 2020 - Page 14
Aspirin never ceases to amaze us. For a medicine that has been around for over 120 years and remains one of the most inexpensive drugs in the...
Published on June 16, 2020 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 58-year-old male with seasonal allergies. I often take the generic versions of Zyrtec and Claritin to deal with the symptoms....
Published on June 16, 2020 - Page 9
Masks and social distancing can help control the coronavirus but hand washing and other measures are still needed, a recent analysis finds....
Published on June 16, 2020 - Page 9
Q. I have just read that the Food and Drug Administration will be asking some drug companies to recall metformin. How can I tell if my diabetes...