Health

Published on January 18, 2019 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is medical research shared? It seems that after all these years of battling various types of diseases and maladies, more progress...
Published on January 17, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read an article that vaccinations are on the decline in many states. My question is about children who already have...
Published on January 16, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: My heartbeat is around 98-100 per minute. I checked with my primary doctor, and she said it’s normal, as I am getting older. (I’m 48...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I monitor my blood pressure at home as part of my regular wellness routine. The instructions for the BP monitor say to sit upright,...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 8
Q. I’d like to share my approach to cold sores. Aside from preventive tactics such as avoiding stress and fatigue, as well as exercising, eating...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 8
BELLEVUE, Wash. — The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce themselves before they speak. It...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 8
Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a...
Published on January 15, 2019 - Page 9
LONDON (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court has agreed to hear a case being brought against Belgium by a man whose mother was euthanized in 2012...
Published on January 14, 2019 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read that cow’s milk weakens the bones. Is that true? — A.H. A NSWER: The preponderance of the evidence is that dairy intake —...
Published on January 14, 2019 - Page 7
Q. Thank you for writing about peeing on your feet. At first, I thought it was too gross. I have, or did have, toenail fungus on my left foot. I had...
Published on January 11, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m in recovery from addiction to opioids, benzodiazepines and cocaine, which I used for up to three years. I have been clean and...
Published on January 10, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been suffering with small intestine bacterial overgrowth syndrome for five years. It started when I was treated for H. pylori...
Published on January 9, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking...
Published on January 9, 2019 - Page 12
Drugmaker Eli Lilly has started posting price information online for drugs advertised on TV. On Tuesday, the company began running TV ads for a...
Published on January 9, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve had allergies my entire life. I started taking allergy shots, and all my symptoms disappeared. I had years of symptom-free...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 8
People with health insurance often pay for coverage they never use. A startup wants to shake that up. It’s a radical idea: On-demand insurance that...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 8
It doesn’t take a huge unpaid medical bill to make a collection agency come calling... and calling. Researchers found in a study of credit reports...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: My family members drink mega amounts of diet pop, including the kids, ranging from age 3 to age 10. All the adults have serious...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 9
Q. My older brother suffered from long-lasting pain after shingles. This is something my late mother experienced as well. Consequently, I decided to...
Published on January 8, 2019 - Page 9
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Usually months elapse between below-knee amputation surgery and the time that the patient is able to be up and moving about...
Published on January 7, 2019 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you write about seasonal affective disorder to help so many others who may be suffering with this, but don’t even know it? I...
Published on January 7, 2019 - Page 17
Q. I take 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily with my morning orange juice. I have not had a cold or flu in more than eight years. Before I started this...
Published on January 4, 2019 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 49-year-old woman who had a massive heart attack in April of this year. My father died of a massive heart attack at 49 when I...
Published on January 3, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past four weeks now, I wake up during the night because both of my hands have gone numb. I work my hands to get the...
Published on January 2, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column discussing the use of aspirin, you made reference to the results of a study that were neither “statistically...
Published on January 1, 2019 - Page 8
AP Data Journalist NEW YORK — Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where...
Published on January 1, 2019 - Page 8
Q. Several years ago, my daughter was on a low dose of escitalopram (Lexapro). Once, when she had a cough, I gave her a generic version of Robitussin...
Published on January 1, 2019 - Page 8
MADISON, W.Va. — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether...
Published on January 1, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read that a new drug, Xofluza, has been approved to treat flu. Is there something about it (if known) that might make it more...
Published on January 1, 2019 - Page 9
Mountain Top — An information session for those considering weight-loss surgery is slated for Monday, Jan. 7. Jonathan Perry, MD, with Lehigh...
Published on December 31, 2018 - Page 5
Q. Most of us do not get nearly enough vitamin D, but taking a daily supplement of vitamin D-3 may not be enough. I recently read that magnesium...
Published on December 31, 2018 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, who is 71 years old and very active, had squamous cell carcinoma of his mouth a year and a half ago. He had surgery in...
Published on December 28, 2018 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: My fiancee wants to have her breasts lifted, as they are starting to sag. Also, she wants to get them augmented a cup larger. What...
Published on December 27, 2018 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: My good-hearted friend is very concerned about vaccines, particularly those given to infants. She has a long list of about 40...
Published on December 26, 2018 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: In all the warnings you see for prescription drugs on TV and in print, it seems like a disproportionally high number of them have...
Published on December 25, 2018 - Page 9
Q. Several weeks ago, you wrote about the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin medicines. According to the article, these drugs can attack...
Published on December 25, 2018 - Page 9
ERIE (AP) — April Corritore could make friends anywhere. Even during the worst times of her longstanding drug addiction, Corritore had a magnetism...
Published on December 25, 2018 - Page 9
WASHINGTON — A handful of Alzheimer’s patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily...
Published on December 25, 2018 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 65-year-old female who does not take any medication. During my latest exam, the eye doctor said I may have a dry-eye issue...
Published on December 24, 2018 - Page 7
Q. I have had great results from marijuana oil for neuropathy. Last year, I had extreme pain in my feet at night. They were so swollen that I had...
Published on December 24, 2018 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can taking a 325-mg aspirin daily cause a normal person to become anemic through slow internal bleeding? If so, will stopping the...
Published on December 23, 2018 - Page 14
The U.S. government told doctors Wednesday to consider prescribing medications that reverse overdoses to many more patients who take opioid...
Published on December 23, 2018 - Page 14
NEW YORK — Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from...
Published on December 21, 2018 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: Like many men, I have been taking 81-mg aspirin for decades. I recently saw a report indicating that not only is it not helpful,...
Published on December 20, 2018 - Page 7
Relief from medical debt doesn’t top the typical holiday wish list. But help with unexpected medical bills could be a welcome gift for millions of...
Published on December 20, 2018 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you described symptoms of malabsorption as weight loss, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. My doctors have never...
Published on December 20, 2018 - Page 16
The holidays are filled with family, friends, and food. The seasonal food-filled environment may seem like an invitation to overeat. However, by...
Published on December 20, 2018 - Page 16
WASHINGTON — The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent...
Published on December 19, 2018 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am writing to you on behalf of my cousin, an 83-year-old female, 5 feet tall, weighing 100 pounds. She takes only vitamin D....
Published on December 18, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please address the benefits and safety of taking an oral collagen supplement. I am confused, as there are so many collagen...