Health

Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: With the current popularity of CBD and hemp products, I wonder your thoughts on Kratom, another plant-derived product. It is sold...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: After reading your recent column regarding psilocybin for depression, I looked online and found information on transcranial magnetic...
Published on November 13, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. After radiation and chemotherapy my chest CT scan is now clear. My radiologist...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I talked to a person who said they’d eaten a cigarette and it cured all of their symptoms of parasite infection, because tobacco is...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved. But...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 9
UPMC Susquehanna An estimated 9% of Americans are living with diabetes — about 30 million people. It’s important to learn the facts about diabetes...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 9
Q. When I had surgery, the head of anesthesiology came by and talked with me beforehand, and I mentioned an article I had read. It advised avoiding...
Published on November 12, 2019 - Page 9
DANVILLE — A team of Geisinger researchers has discovered that the link between the pumping efficiency of the heart and the resulting risk of death...
Published on November 11, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past two years, my husband has been taking Eliquis twice a day as prescribed by his cardiologist for atrial fibrillation. He’...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a severe vitamin D deficiency. My blood test indicates a level of 21. I have severe cramps in my hands, feet and legs...
Published on November 7, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with stage 1 bladder cancer in April. My urologist advised me to have BCG therapy for it. I just completed six weeks...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 35-year-old son recently complained of some chest pain. He went to his doctor, and it was determined that he strained himself...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 60 years old and generally healthy, but my vitamin D is low (below 20). I took 50,000 IU of vitamin D2 for six weeks, then 2,...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 8
Q. My mother took lisinopril for years to control her blood pressure. She regularly went to her physician complaining of a chronic cough, but he kept...
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 18
Q. I took Crestor for three years. All was well until I started taking my daily meds with pomegranate juice. Then I developed cramps and muscle pain...
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 18
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have retracted a study that appeared to show people may live shortened lives if they carry a DNA mutation that reduces...
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there a way to determine the average cost for certain medical procedures in a specific location? For instance, a colonoscopy? I...
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 18
A widely used software program that helps guide care for millions of patients is flawed by unintentional racial bias that leads to blacks getting...
Published on November 2, 2019 - Page 13
Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of daylight saving time, many...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 20
NEW YORK — Soon after calories were posted on fast-food menus, people cut back a little bit on what they ordered. But it didn’t last. Customers at...
Published on November 1, 2019 - Page 24
DEAR DR. ROACH: Any suggestions for hemorrhoids? — D.K. A NSWER: Hemorrhoids are normal veins located in the lower rectum. They are only a...
Published on October 31, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old woman in very good health. I have had a mammogram done every year for the past 45 years, each scan being...
Published on October 30, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am hoping you can clarify a lot of conflicting information regarding shingles. I know it is contagious, but can you actually...
Published on October 29, 2019 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you please speak about the BCG vaccine? My daughter was born in Bolivia and received it as an infant. Now she always tests...
Published on October 29, 2019 - Page 7
Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the...
Published on October 29, 2019 - Page 7
Q. I took Chantix for about three months. I was excited that it almost completely diminished any nicotine cravings. I told all my friends how easy it...
Published on October 29, 2019 - Page 8
Scientists recently reported the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient’s HIV infection by providing blood cells that...
Published on October 28, 2019 - Page 17
Trauma and Injury Prevention Coordinator, UPMC Susquehanna When you’re younger, falling may be nothing more than a bit embarrassing. However, as we...
Published on October 28, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: My friends and I are athletic seniors with no health conditions. We take no medications and eat a plant-based diet. When we put our...
Published on October 25, 2019 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been reading and hearing that alcohol is now suspect in causing breast cancer. As a stage 1 survivor (lumpectomy and...
Published on October 24, 2019 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you reported using “the standard risk calculator” to determine that a person has a risk of heart attack or...
Published on October 23, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you wrote “nearly everyone can reduce their heart disease risk by having a diet with very little meat but high in...
Published on October 22, 2019 - Page 8
Q. What is the best vaccine strategy for maximum protection during the flu season? Is the flu worse early in the season or later? How quickly does...
Published on October 22, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is known about arthritis later in life for someone who had early treatment for Lyme disease? I had it as a teenager in the late...
Published on October 22, 2019 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one...
Published on October 21, 2019 - Page 15
Q. I have suffered from restless legs syndrome for years. I got a little relief from bars of soap in the bed. Then, on a road trip where I had to do...
Published on October 21, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 79-year-old man in generally good health. What is not under control is the lower back pain I have been suffering due to disk...
Published on October 20, 2019 - Page 10
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even...
Published on October 19, 2019 - Page 9
NEW YORK — Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would...
Published on October 19, 2019 - Page 21
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Determined for her 7-year-old son to attend school despite a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight, Nadia El Rami...
Published on October 18, 2019 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband has been on metoprolol for about eight years. He was prescribed that medication right after he had a stent put in due to a...
Published on October 17, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I quit smoking about six months ago and was able to resist the temptation to smoke again because I took up vaping immediately...
Published on October 16, 2019 - Page 5
ATLANTA (AP) — Like many other rural hospitals across the country, Taylor Regional in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, had gone through years...
Published on October 16, 2019 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, a reader questioned the advice of their doctor to use Vaseline rather than an antibiotic ointment on a surgical...
Published on October 15, 2019 - Page 8
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says there has been a “dramatic resurgence” of measles in Europe, in part fueled by vaccine refusals,...
Published on October 15, 2019 - Page 9
Q. I have been taking clonazepam for several years. I would love to get off it. My doctor says to stay on it and that it is safe. Another doctor I...
Published on October 15, 2019 - Page 9
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her...
Published on October 15, 2019 - Page 10
SEATTLE — The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime. In the morning, he dressed in a blue Hawaiian shirt and married his...
Published on October 15, 2019 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a medical oncologist, specializing in breast cancer, at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. In regard to your...