Health

Published on July 3, 2022 - Page 19
After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care....
Published on July 3, 2022 - Page 19
Q. My question is about the prep for colonoscopy. My husband has had two; I have had one. It seemed to me that, although the prep was unpleasant for...
Published on July 1, 2022 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 77-year-old male. I’m 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weigh 145 pounds, with difficult-to-control high blood pressure. For...
Published on June 30, 2022 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: Each year when I receive results from my yearly bloodwork I notice that my GFR score keeps going down. This year is the first year...
Published on June 29, 2022 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had an MRI that showed three of my four rotator cuff tendons have complete tears. I can only lift my right arm midway. I cannot...
Published on June 28, 2022 - Page 7
Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 74-year-old male. I had open heart surgery one year ago. I am currently taking several medicines, all for a year or more....
Published on June 27, 2022 - Page 4
Q. You’ve written about the health benefits of coffee, but I think you’ve missed an important downside. My mother, mother-in-law and sister were all...
Published on June 27, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 78. My mother’s two brothers died of heart attacks at 55 and 65, so when I was in my 50s, I had a calcium scan of my heart....
Published on June 24, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: Sixteen years ago, at 56, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 HR+ breast cancer. I was treated with a modified radical mastectomy, followed...
Published on June 23, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed a few years ago with gastroparesis, and I took domperidone for a while. The medicine didn’t change anything, so I...
Published on June 22, 2022 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: Four years ago, my wife had hip surgery caused by a fall. About eight months after the surgery, she noticed her left leg was 3...
Published on June 22, 2022 - Page 9
Q. I was a trial lawyer in Texas for more than 50 years. Like all litigators, I had substantial stress during those decades. My wife had trouble...
Published on June 21, 2022 - Page 6
Q. Like other readers of your newspaper column, I have problems swallowing big pills. I take the diabetes drug metformin twice a day, and it does not...
Published on June 21, 2022 - Page 15
Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you’ll find abortion. The first two procedures are part of standard...
Published on June 21, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am concerned that my 33-year-old daughter will have breast cancer. I have no history in my family of breast cancer, but my husband...
Published on June 20, 2022 - Page 4
Q. I stopped using antiperspirant about 18 months ago. At first, my armpits had more odor. Plain deodorant didn’t work well enough right away....
Published on June 20, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: How do you diagnose bipolar disorder? Do you need a blood test, or can it be diagnosed by a person’s actions? — A.Y. A NSWER:...
Published on June 17, 2022 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 88-year-old male suffering from a fatty tumor located on my gluteus maximus. Two different local gastroenterologists have...
Published on June 16, 2022 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am taking Fosamax for osteoporosis. One of the side effects is osteonecrosis of the jaw. Does this only happen if you have major...
Published on June 16, 2022 - Page 11
Q. I have mixed saliva and Adolph’s unseasoned meat tenderizer to immediately take the itch and swelling out of mosquito bites. Just smear the paste...
Published on June 15, 2022 - Page 11
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: I’m looking for some answers or some advice, please. I’m crying out for help, and no one seems to care. Doctors just look at...
Published on June 14, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: I am an organ transplant recipient who has received both COVID vaccinations and both boosters. I did this because numerous...
Published on June 13, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 57-year-old woman in excellent health. I practice holistic wellness, which includes eating nutritiously, exercising daily,...
Published on June 10, 2022 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: Does losing weight fast when you are first trying mean you will always gain it back? — L.R.S. A NSWER: We used to think that fast...
Published on June 10, 2022 - Page 6
Q. For many years, I have suffered with bursitis in my right shoulder. Every few months, I would get an injection of lidocaine to ease the pain....
Published on June 9, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old man who suffered a ruptured aorta six months ago. It was successfully repaired, and I am in generally good health...
Published on June 9, 2022 - Page 15
Q. You provided a link on your website to a heart risk calculator. I checked it out and discovered, based on my age alone, that I have a high...
Published on June 8, 2022 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old female. Three years ago, a podiatrist diagnosed neuropathy (non-diabetic). He prescribed an orthotic for my shoe...
Published on June 8, 2022 - Page 18
Q. As a cardiologist, I am outraged there is a critical shortage of contrast media for heart CT scans. We use this during coronary angiograms to...
Published on June 7, 2022 - Page 15
Dear Dr. Roach: My spouse, now 61, had shingles two years ago. Though the rash cleared up quickly, the nerve pain has never subsided. Is the virus...