Health

Published on December 4, 2020 - Page 15
How do you get your medicines? Have you been accustomed to picking them up at your local pharmacy? Or have you been using mail-order pharmacy...
Published on December 4, 2020 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like your opinion about the need to lower blood pressure to the standard 120/80. I read the following in a scientific article...
Published on December 3, 2020 - Page 9
Don’t travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday...
Published on December 3, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: After five years, I still have questions after my husband (at the time) started getting more and more critical, until culminating in...
Published on December 2, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: About five months ago, my 16-year-old son complained of soreness in the chest area. His doctor took X-rays and an EKG, and found...
Published on December 1, 2020 - Page 7
Instead of offering one or more options, some companies are turning health insurance shopping over to employees. A federal rule change last year...
Published on December 1, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: With all the misinformation flying around, can you comment on whether it’s a good idea to wear N95 masks if you have them on hand? —...
Published on December 1, 2020 - Page 7
Q. My dad was a pharmacist, yet as a kid I don’t recall taking a lot of medicines, like cough syrup. We did use Vicks VapoRub and take vitamin C for...
Published on December 1, 2020 - Page 7
Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that...
Published on November 30, 2020 - Page 6
Q. I have been fighting acne since high school. Now I’m 44 years old and still have acne. When I read in the newspaper that Listerine can clear up...
Published on November 30, 2020 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old woman on medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol. For 15 years, I took atenolol, 25 mg twice daily. I...
Published on November 28, 2020 - Page 9
When Dr. Jonas Salk announced on April 12, 1955, that the polio vaccine was effective, parents rejoiced. That’s because the polio virus had been...
Published on November 27, 2020 - Page 7
Q. Are there any natural remedies for constipation in older people? Prune juice elevates my blood sugar, but I don’t want to take a laxative. A....
Published on November 27, 2020 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am scheduled to play tennis with my friend tonight. His son tested positive for COVID-19 and is symptomatic as of yesterday. He has...
Published on November 26, 2020 - Page 6
INDIANAPOLIS — Larry Brown had been on a ventilator for 37 days. Nurses periodically turned the 45-year-old former Indiana State football player onto...
Published on November 26, 2020 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 78 and have some difficulty swallowing. I must take calcium and magnesium tablets, and they are very large. I have to chew them...
Published on November 26, 2020 - Page 12
Drug interactions are the Achilles heel of both medicine and pharmacy. That’s because research on this complicated problem is often lacking. In...
Published on November 25, 2020 - Page 7
Q. When I read your column about a person with split fingertips and thumbs, I could really relate. I used to get splits in my fingers so often that...
Published on November 25, 2020 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend was diagnosed with high blood pressure several years ago and has been on a hypertensive drug since then. However, over the...
Published on November 24, 2020 - Page 5
U.S. health officials over the weekend agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an...
Published on November 24, 2020 - Page 7
NEW YORK — After Christopher Hughey tweeted that he’s tackling his first Thanksgiving turkey this year, the advice started rolling in. Brine it. Don...
Published on November 24, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m an 88-year-old woman in good health except that I have had a lot of leg and back pain in the past two or so years. I had spinal...
Published on November 24, 2020 - Page 7
If your doctor notices an elevated cholesterol reading on your blood test, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get a prescription for a statin drug....
Published on November 23, 2020 - Page 5
Q. I enjoyed reading about drinking water in a special way to cure hiccups. Naturally, as a child I learned this also. I would like to offer an even...
Published on November 23, 2020 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you explain what postnasal drip is? How damaging is it, and can it be cured? My wife has it and coughs a lot. Her eyes water,...
Published on November 20, 2020 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: In your recent column referring to the shingles vaccine, you do not mention younger adults. My son had a very bad case of chickenpox...
Published on November 19, 2020 - Page 17
Depression is devastating. It destroys the quality of life for tens of millions of Americans. Families are disrupted, and sometimes lives are cut...
Published on November 19, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there a difference between COVID-19 treatment in academia vs. the real world? I had a telemedicine appointment the other day to...
Published on November 18, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why don’t you inform your patients about Fosamax causing a stroke? This is well studied, and my mother is currently hospitalized from...
Published on November 17, 2020 - Page 6
Q. My primary care doctor prescribed Voltaren Gel last year when he diagnosed me with arthritis in my thumb. I was having trouble sleeping at night...