Health

Published on February 26, 2021 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am over 60 and a teacher in California. I have some concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. I was treated with Taxotere, Cytoxan and...
Published on February 25, 2021 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 74 and in very good health. I’m active and walk twice daily. Maybe a few times a day I get a tickle in my throat that causes me...
Published on February 24, 2021 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: These days, when vitamin D is recommended at every turn, I need to be sure I am taking the right dose. When I took 5,000 IU daily, my...
Published on February 23, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: You mentioned checking a calcium score to help determine risk of having a heart attack. Please explain what that is. Thank you.— J.S...
Published on February 22, 2021 - Page 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Seven-year-old Carpenter Adoo has earned the nickname “Tiny but Mighty” in short order. He underwent his first surgery at a week...
Published on February 22, 2021 - Page 5
Q. When I came down with COVID-19, I lost my senses of smell and taste. I have recovered from the virus, but after nine weeks, my senses of smell and...
Published on February 22, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband developed melanoma, and had 16 of his lymph nodes removed. He was considered a cancer survivor, as one of the nodes was...
Published on February 21, 2021 - Page 18
Q. I had to be hospitalized and received four units of blood because of a gastrointestinal bleed. The doctors at the hospital think it was caused by...
Published on February 21, 2021 - Page 18
Is it safe yet to fly during pandemic? Public health experts say staying home is best to keep yourself and others safe from infection. But if you're...
Published on February 19, 2021 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: Periodically, I suffer from kaleidoscope vision where my peripheral vision in the extreme right or left eye appears that I am...
Published on February 19, 2021 - Page 6
Should I wipe down groceries? Experts say it’s not necessary for most people. The coronavirus spreads mainly through respiratory droplets people...
Published on February 18, 2021 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2002, I had a severe case of Bell’s palsy that lasted eight months. I was unable to close my left eye for seven months. The...
Published on February 17, 2021 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there a cure for overactive bladder? — R.H. A NSWER: The underlying reason for overactive bladder is not well understood, and...
Published on February 16, 2021 - Page 1
NEW DELHI (AP) — What if COVID-19 never goes away? Experts say it’s likely that some version of the disease will linger for years. But what it will...
Published on February 16, 2021 - Page 8
After two tragic crashes of the Boeing 737 Max, the airplane was grounded worldwide. In conjunction with regulators in many other countries, the...
Published on February 16, 2021 - Page 9
BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their...
Published on February 16, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are people with autism spectrum disorder normal functioning? I’m thinking of “Rain Man,” and I don’t know how to behave around a...
Published on February 16, 2021 - Page 9
Can I take painkillers before or after vaccine? It’s best to avoid them, unless you routinely take them for a medical condition. Although the...
Published on February 15, 2021 - Page 8
Q. I recently had quintuple bypass surgery. Afterward, I suffered from terrible bouts of constipation. As part of my search for healthy recipes, I...
Published on February 15, 2021 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I will be starting a new job that requires regular, but random, drug testing. I have never used drugs, so that is not a problem. But...
Published on February 12, 2021 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a question about medications. I’m a soon to be 77 female. I have had Type 2 diabetes since about age 53. I am still on...
Published on February 11, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: Will I have a reaction to the new COVID-19 vaccine because I have an implanted stimulator? I heard that people with face fillers had...
Published on February 11, 2021 - Page 9
Q. I ordered organic Ceylon cinnamon online. As I understand it, that type doesn’t contain nearly as much coumarin as the cassia type. Can you...
Published on February 10, 2021 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had pernicious anemia for about eight years and must have an injection of vitamin B-12 every three weeks to stay alive. I am...
Published on February 9, 2021 - Page 7
Frustration is building over the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care sites, where some homes still await first shots while fending off a...
Published on February 9, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was a bit surprised that in your response to a question about coping with nighttime leg cramps some time ago, you made no mention...
Published on February 9, 2021 - Page 7
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the quality of your medicines? Sadly, we do not have a good answer. That’s because the Food and Drug...
Published on February 8, 2021 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why do I feel sleepy for almost half the day whenever I have bread for breakfast? This only happens when I take bread. I’m an 18-...
Published on February 7, 2021 - Page 18
It’s hard to believe that a drug that’s been around for 120 years and costs pennies a day could still produce surprising benefits. Of course, we are...
Published on February 5, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 52-year-old female. During my annual exam this year, my fasting cholesterol came back at 217. I usually come in around 170-...