Health

Published on July 30, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy man in my late 40s. I was married for 18 years to my first sexual partner. Since my divorce three years ago, I have...
Published on July 29, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend is not getting vaccinated for COVID-19 because she thinks the vaccines could cause permanent fertility issues. Would you...
Published on July 28, 2021 - Page 6
When cancer patients stop smoking, they heal faster, experience fewer side effects from treatment and lower their chances of tumors returning. Now,...
Published on July 28, 2021 - Page 6
Q. When I read your column about elevating the legs to cut down on nighttime trips to the bathroom, I thought it sounded ridiculous. I am a skeptic...
Published on July 28, 2021 - Page 6
Should vaccinated people mask again? It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent...
Published on July 28, 2021 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing basketball seven years ago at the age of 49. I was able to recover and continue playing. My...
Published on July 28, 2021 - Page 8
What is a vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case of COVID-19? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. A small number of such...
Published on July 27, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a recently diagnosed diabetic. Can you please give me advice on how to reverse it if possible? — H.M. A NSWER: I’m assuming you...
Published on July 27, 2021 - Page 7
Q. Zantac helped my heartburn for years when other medications didn’t. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like omeprazole caused me serious side effects...
Published on July 26, 2021 - Page 5
Q. I have seen several articles about turmeric in curry and the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in India. I’m wondering if there is something about...
Published on July 26, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you tell me about food poisoning? I often hear the term, but it seems to mean different things to different people. — V.A. A...
Published on July 23, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you comment on the lack of a test that truly demonstrates the effective level of immunity an individual has from receiving the...
Published on July 23, 2021 - Page 7
Q. I recently read in your column that aspirin might reduce the effects of solar ultraviolet rays. I’m skeptical. I take a full-strength aspirin...
Published on July 22, 2021 - Page 6
If you visit your health care provider for an annual checkup, there is a very good chance you will have your blood analyzed to determine your risk...
Published on July 22, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 74 and in good health except for osteoporosis. I’m 5 foot, 3 inches tall and weigh 106 pounds, and have followed a plant-based...
Published on July 21, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: About two or three months ago, I got a cracking sound in my right ear, and it hurts off and on. This happens several times a day,...
Published on July 21, 2021 - Page 18
Some of the most expensive drugs in the world are used to dampen down the immune system. The top seller for years has been adalimumab (Humira). It...
Published on July 21, 2021 - Page 18
Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon — U.S. and international health...
Published on July 20, 2021 - Page 9
In the weeks since a new Alzheimer’s drug was approved, hopeful patients have bombarded Dr. Alireza Atri with calls and emails about a treatment that...
Published on July 20, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: I’ve started using coconut oil instead of milk and sweetener in my coffee. I find that a quarter teaspoon of coconut oil...
Published on July 19, 2021 - Page 6
Q. After many years of occasionally suffering headaches, itching and other symptoms, particularly during holidays, I found that I have a reaction to...
Published on July 19, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are medical advances going backward? If not, why are so many people dying in their 50s and 60s? Just look at the obituaries. By now...
Published on July 18, 2021 - Page 7
Q. For 30 years, I’ve been plagued with horrible itchiness. Multiple dermatologists and allergists have been unable to give me a diagnosis. However,...
Published on July 16, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you get long COVID from symptomless post-vaccine infection? — L.B. A NSWER: “Long COVID” refers to long-term symptoms following...
Published on July 16, 2021 - Page 9
For decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was admired around the world. That is because it worked hard to protect the American public from...
Published on July 15, 2021 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two days ago, I was bitten by a tick, which drew blood. Yesterday I was given just two 100-mg doxycycline caps to be taken together...
Published on July 14, 2021 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am very concerned about an issue with my husband that is getting worse quickly. He is 76 years old, has some heart problems and has...
Published on July 14, 2021 - Page 15
Tylenol is one of those household brands that instills confidence. People take for granted that they know how to use it safely. A reader recently...
Published on July 13, 2021 - Page 9
Make telemedicine your first choice for most doctor visits. That’s the message some U.S. employers and insurers are sending with a new wave of care...
Published on July 13, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: A year ago, I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia. A colonoscopy found no problems. An endoscopy found a small raw spot on my...