Health

Published on April 9, 2020 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a psychotherapist with an expertise in working with adults who experienced childhood trauma. I know that early trauma can lead...
Published on April 8, 2020 - Page 7
The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require...
Published on April 8, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: After reading your recent column on sedation during colonoscopy, I wanted to mention that I have asked for no sedation during two...
Published on April 8, 2020 - Page 7
Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the...
Published on April 8, 2020 - Page 7
There was a time when health experts did not believe that there could ever be a safe and effective antiviral medication. When we first heard through...
Published on April 7, 2020 - Page 7
HAMBURG — The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than just tree pollen. There’s a whiff of paranoia in the air. For millions of seasonal...
Published on April 7, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I always thought that I had a cast iron stomach; however, after a bout of suspected food poisoning about six months ago, I’ve had...
Published on April 7, 2020 - Page 7
Q. Recently I saw an interview on a major cable news station. The expert stated that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were very promising drugs for...
Published on April 6, 2020 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: After taking prednisone for several years I suffered a fracture of the tibia. My doctors took me off the prednisone and prescribed...
Published on April 6, 2020 - Page 5
Q. My husband and I like to stay active despite the various aches and pains that come from celebrating a bunch of birthdays. What we worry about most...
Published on April 4, 2020 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to...
Published on April 4, 2020 - Page 7
NEW YORK — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health...
Published on April 4, 2020 - Page 7
Some pregnant women fear giving birth with no loved ones by their side. Others worry about getting sick with COVID-19 and not being able to hold...
Published on April 3, 2020 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’d like information about a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome. The person I am asking about with this...
Published on April 2, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read that with certain medications, you should never take the generic medicine over the nongeneric. I read this for Synthroid...
Published on April 1, 2020 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: The new laws concerning prescription of opioids, especially the requirement of three-day or seven-day prescriptions, has caused...
Published on March 31, 2020 - Page 6
WASHINGTON — Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only...
Published on March 31, 2020 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old male who lives in Louisiana. I have suffered seasonal allergies all my life. They seem to be present almost year-...
Published on March 31, 2020 - Page 6
NEW YORK — At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn’t worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed. The 33-year-old digital...
Published on March 31, 2020 - Page 7
NEW YORK — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They...
Published on March 30, 2020 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: Some 20 years ago, as I was turning 50, a biopsy confirmed prostate cancer. I elected to deal with that through surgery, a radical...
Published on March 30, 2020 - Page 5
Q. D-mannose has been more effective than antibiotics for my urinary tract infections. I’ve suffered with chronic UTIs for a long time, and I never...
Published on March 29, 2020 - Page 19
BOSTON — Neil Diamond posts a fireside rendition of “Sweet Caroline” with its familiar lyrics tweaked to say, “Hands... washing hands.” A news anchor...
Published on March 27, 2020 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My stepdad is 84 and having problems with B12 deficiency. He is taking B12 shots, 1,000 mcg once a week, in addition to taking a...
Published on March 26, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: My uncle, a retired surgeon, is 90 years old. I visit my uncle periodically to inquire about his health and well-being. He eats, but...
Published on March 25, 2020 - Page 12
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals are gearing up to test if a century-old treatment might work for COVID-19, too: using blood donated from patients who’ve...
Published on March 25, 2020 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you please give more insight into carcinoid syndrome? In particular, I’d like to know its symptoms and how it gets diagnosed and...
Published on March 24, 2020 - Page 7
WASHINGTON — Scans of the lungs of the sickest COVID-19 patients show distinctive patterns of infection, but so far those clues offer little help in...
Published on March 24, 2020 - Page 7
BETHESDA, Md. — Researchers hooked Zach Ault to medical monitors as he slowly climbed onto a gym bike. An invisible disease is sidelining this once...
Published on March 24, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: At least three times a year I suffer from a pinched nerve. According to my physician, it is due to osteoarthritis and/or stress and...