Health

Published on May 13, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you elaborate on how the COVID vaccine is different — or inferior, or maybe just not as fully tested — from other vaccines? As...
Published on May 13, 2021 - Page 9
Can COVID-19 shots affect my period? It’s not known, but researchers are starting to study the issue. Vaccines are designed to activate your...
Published on May 12, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a teacher scheduled to get the Pfizer vaccine on Friday. My mom keeps sending me stuff about why I shouldn’t get it — fear of...
Published on May 11, 2021 - Page 7
NEW YORK — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency. Under a law signed last...
Published on May 11, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: I have had both COVID-19 vaccinations and am planning to donate blood. Would any of my immunity pass on to the person receiving...
Published on May 11, 2021 - Page 7
Q. I live in Mexico and love black licorice, but it’s almost impossible to find in my town. When I went to the U.S. for a visit, I bought a large...
Published on May 10, 2021 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old female. I am current on all vaccines, but I do have a question about the pneumococcal vaccine. My current...
Published on May 10, 2021 - Page 22
Q. When I read your article about irritable bladder, I didn’t see any mention of coffee ingestion. I used to drink two large cups of very strong...
Published on May 7, 2021 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife and I are grateful to have recently received our second Moderna vaccine. When the crush relents, would you see any...
Published on May 6, 2021 - Page 7
Is it safe to attend big sporting events? Not yet, but there are ways to make it safer if you go. “Yelling, chanting, hugging and generally...
Published on May 6, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have seen several doctors for my TMJ. I am a 73-year-old female and have had this problem on the left side of my face for a...
Published on May 5, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Many years ago, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and then was on medication for 10+ years. I eventually had an ablation done...
Published on May 4, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please explain the science behind the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? I hear it differs from the Pfizer/Moderna...
Published on May 3, 2021 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: A few years ago, my sister was diagnosed with an IgA deficiency, which is an autoimmune disorder. She was told by her doctor to...
Published on April 30, 2021 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please provide some clarity on family get-togethers in the new age of post vaccinations. Some members of our family have been...
Published on April 29, 2021 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have liver disease (my doctor calls it mild cirrhosis) and terrible, painful varicose veins. Is it safe for me to get a vein...
Published on April 29, 2021 - Page 17
We love the old Russian proverb “Doveryay, no proveryay.” It has been loosely translated as “Trust but verify.” Ronald Reagan was fond of repeating...
Published on April 28, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old female with spinal stenosis and have been treated by a pain management doctor over the course of several years....
Published on April 27, 2021 - Page 8
One of the largest reports on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy bolsters evidence that it is safe although the authors say more comprehensive...
Published on April 27, 2021 - Page 8
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: Why do older people tend to get lightheaded (not vertigo) and therefore become liable to trip or fall? What causes that, and...
Published on April 27, 2021 - Page 8
Q. About three days after my first Moderna vaccine, I noticed I no longer had the recurring pain in my shoulders, neck and knees that I’ve had to get...
Published on April 26, 2021 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old female in reasonably good health. Around Thanksgiving last year, my left ankle was swollen, red and very painful...
Published on April 23, 2021 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is causing my hair to fall out? What can I do to stop it? I’m 72 years old and female. Could I be hypothyroid? — L.O.I. A...
Published on April 22, 2021 - Page 18
Q. I am devastated to learn that the risk of skin cancer can be increased by taking hydrochlorothiazide. I have been on this blood pressure...
Published on April 22, 2021 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Over a year ago my husband had surgery. A couple of days later he was diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf. They did blood testing...
Published on April 21, 2021 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: For over six decades, I have lived with smokers. My parents smoked around their children inside our family home and inside the family...
Published on April 21, 2021 - Page 9
Q. My libido had dropped to zero after menopause. A new doctor prescribed testosterone cream specially formulated by a compounding pharmacy. I was...
Published on April 20, 2021 - Page 8
For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping...
Published on April 20, 2021 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent column on melanoma piqued my interest. My husband was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam in 1968. He had a melanoma on...
Published on April 20, 2021 - Page 8
A little more than a third of nursing home workers have been getting COVID-19 vaccines when the shots are first offered, U.S. health officials have...