Health

Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently I was diagnosed with FCS (familial chylomicronemia syndrome) by my primary physician. I have extremely high triglycerides...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: It is my understanding that there is no early-screening test for pancreatic cancer, and it is typically not diagnosed until it is...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) —More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said Tuesday that...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is a kidney transplant recipient. Is it safe for transplant recipients to get the new Shingrix vaccine? — J.O. A NSWER:...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 8
People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites,...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 8
Q. I recently spent $4.50 for a 1.75-ounce tub of Vicks VapoRub (brand name). When I read the ingredients, I noticed that after “camphor” it says “(...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the “male” or “female” box on the birth certificate — but to doctors and scientists, sex and...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 70-year-old woman. Last October, during my annual physical, blood tests showed that my iron levels were extremely high. My...
Published on November 12, 2018 - Page 9
Q. Whenever I feel a cold sore coming on (the telltale “tingly feeling”), I take L-lysine tablets. When I take 1,000 milligrams a day, often the cold...
Published on November 12, 2018 - Page 9
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch officials said Friday they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia,...
Published on November 12, 2018 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had surgery, and my blood pressure was monitored with a catheter. The readings were higher by 30 to 40 points compared...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 9
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients....
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 10
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old female in good health. In May 2017, my Pap smear showed that I had an infection of Candida glabrata and an itchy...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 74-year-old male. I take Zocor, flecainide and a baby aspirin each day. For the past year, whenever I bump either arm, I get a...
Published on November 7, 2018 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there any evidence that taking turmeric prevents cancer? I have a friend who is convinced that it does. — M.S. A NSWER: There...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 8
A bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women, a large study found. The results...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 8
Q. I have had pain in many parts of my body for years. Like the proverbial frog in boiling water, as my pain increased, I just dealt with it because...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I share some of the same providers as other family members, and occasionally I will get from a support staff person: “We just saw...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 8
ERIE (AP) — Scott Roehm moves slowly until he gets behind the wheel of his 2016 Corvette Z06. Parkinson’s disease has stiffened the muscles in his...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 9
It’s time to think health insurance. There’s a sentence many Americans will dread reading. Picking the right plan every year involves sifting...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 9
The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for...
Published on November 5, 2018 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m an 88-year-old woman whose platelets went into the 500,000 range. I was sent to a hematologist/oncologist, who said it was a...
Published on November 5, 2018 - Page 6
Q. My husband uses roasted pumpkin seed oil on his salads. He learned to love it growing up in Austria, where it is very popular. One evening I read...

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