Health

Published on March 21, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an extremely healthy 76-year-old woman. Almost every night, I am startled awake by visions of people standing over my bed. It’s...
Published on March 20, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife’s doctor wants her to start Prolia shots for bone density, but the reviews I have been reading are extremely negative. She...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 10
WASHINGTON — Peek into any U.S. hospital’s baby ICU, and you’ll see sick and premature newborns covered in wired monitors that tear at fragile skin...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 77 and developed shingles in December 2016. Although my blisters are long gone, I still have pain and topical discomfort, which...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 10
NEW YORK (AP) — It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 11
SEATTLE (AP) — Monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS in two large international tests,...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 11
Q. My family doctor prescribed Prilosec, and I took it for several years. I quit taking it after I read that PPIs are associated with hip fractures...
Published on March 19, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK (AP) — Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection. Researchers said they were initially puzzled how...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 5
Q. Recently I read that nitric oxide might be useful for high blood pressure and other ailments. Does nitric oxide really help lower blood pressure...
Published on March 18, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am turning 68 years old tomorrow. For the past couple of months, my ear canals have been very itchy. Also, my wife was constantly...
Published on March 17, 2019 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is...
Published on March 15, 2019 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I used a local orthopedic surgeon to replace my knee. He said my hip was bone on bone, and treated it with cortisone shots, which...
Published on March 14, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old male, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. I am active and fit. My cholesterol recently has been between...
Published on March 13, 2019 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My question is about medical bracelets and necklaces. I’ve never seen any recommendations as to what conditions would warrant...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 8
SCRANTON (AP) — A collaborative new program caters to moms and moms-to-be struggling with opioids in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 8
Q. As a baby boomer, I heard that servicemen in World War II, Korea and Vietnam were given saltpeter in their food as a deterrent for sexual urges. I...
Published on March 12, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is pain measured by numbers? I have severe pain, and doctors do not know what to do when I say it is an 11 on a scale of 1-10....
Published on March 11, 2019 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year old male, who is healthy with a very active life, both physical and sexual. Like many men my age, I have an enlarged...
Published on March 11, 2019 - Page 7
Q. You may have some readers who would like to know about eliminating breath odors. A simple and inexpensive way to do this is to nibble on parsley...
Published on March 8, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am hoping you can answer a question that I cannot seem to get answered by the pharmaceutical company, my pharmacist or my physician...
Published on March 7, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Around two years ago, I had an L4/L5 herniated disc that caused a sciatic nerve problem. My doctors tried prescription medication (...
Published on March 6, 2019 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a relative who sells one of the popular brands of essential oil products and related equipment. She sends out many social...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR ROACH: I have weakness, numbness and the feeling of pins and needles in my hands, legs and feet. I have been diagnosed with both Sjogren’s...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 8
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a recent report says the gap is narrowing....
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots. Two years ago, a puzzling...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 9
Q. I am a 21-year-old college student with an embarrassing problem. I have dated some beautiful young women, but I avoid sexual intimacy because of...
Published on March 4, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I need some hope. My 24-year-old granddaughter, recently married, came down with ulcerative colitis. Right now, she is getting two...
Published on March 4, 2019 - Page 17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is...
Published on March 4, 2019 - Page 17
Q. My husband suffered with diarrhea for many years. We had not found anything that helped much until we read about coconut macaroon cookies on your...
Published on March 1, 2019 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: If a person has been exposed (verified by blood test) to herpes 1 and 2, can that person be a blood donor? Could a person catch...
Published on February 28, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are there any recognized benefits from taking either saw palmetto or glucosamine/chondroitin, both of which I have been taking — and...
Published on February 27, 2019 - Page 12
Medicare Advantage enrollees get a new, second chance to find the right health coverage this year. The government added another enrollment window...
Published on February 27, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column on prostate cancer treatments, and I must disagree on the differences between IMRT and proton radiation...
Published on February 26, 2019 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make...
Published on February 26, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column regarding identical twins where one of the two was balding while his twin was not. Within my extended...
Published on February 26, 2019 - Page 9
Q. Recently, two family members underwent surgery. Although the surgeries were different, the family members experienced similar unexpected...
Published on February 25, 2019 - Page 5
Q. I love olive oil, but have been intimidated about using it. Heating it supposedly breaks down the olive oil and makes it bad for you. In fact,...
Published on February 25, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: In January, I received a diagnosis of an abdominal aortic aneurysm measuring 2.9 centimeters. In April, another ultrasound showed...
Published on February 22, 2019 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old male who’s thinking of having fetal stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease. Please tell me your feelings and...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is 58 years old, in good health, exercises and gets regular checkups. The bloodwork from those checkups has shown that her...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: How does a medical condition get named? Once named, can the name be changed (for example, Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS)? I have a...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 8
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — When Stephen Mackessy opened the door to one of his favorite rooms on the University of Northern Colorado campus, it erupted...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old retired operating room nurse. I grow tired of seeing endless television advertisements for “holistic” remedies...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 9
Q. I am concerned about your recommendation for baking soda to treat heartburn. On my box, it recommends 1/4 teaspoon per dose, which is 300 mg of...
Published on February 18, 2019 - Page 17
Q. With regard to treating cold sores, I use pure vanilla. At the first sign of a cold sore, I pour a small amount of vanilla extract on a cotton...
Published on February 18, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 75-year-old man in good health and not obese (my BMI is around 20-21). I like coffee, and drink four or five cups a day. But I...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and had very high AST and ALT numbers. I lost about 25 pounds, and the numbers...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: A 74-year-old woman has a total cholesterol of 123 and was told low cholesterol like this greatly increases the risk of diabetes,...