Health

Published on February 3, 2023 - Page 5
Everyone knows what "conflict of interest" means. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "a conflict between the private interest and the...
Published on February 3, 2023 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why doesn't rheumatoid arthritis have any medicines to help treat it? -- S.S.K. A NSWER: Rheumatoid arthritis is relatively common...
Published on February 2, 2023 - Page 9
There was a time not that long ago when physicians trusted their clinical experience. They made mistakes, to be sure. But they also discovered...
Published on February 2, 2023 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: For 10 years, my daughter has refused statins (due to cholesterol level) on grounds women were not a part of the studies recommending...
Published on February 1, 2023 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 80-year-old man in relatively good health. I don't smoke or drink, and I have a vegetarian diet. I exercise moderately, and...
Published on January 31, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently had a column on arthritis that recommended more activity. So, what medications can help? You didn't say. I take a slow-...
Published on January 31, 2023 - Page 7
: For more than several decades, I have found capsaicin ointment to be very effective when other remedies for pain are inadequate. It eliminated the...
Published on January 30, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I've been hearing about tianeptine being sold at gas stations. Is it really dangerous? -- S.F. A NSWER: Like so many substances,...
Published on January 27, 2023 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Please give me your opinion on the drug Rybelsus. It is advertised on TV as a wonder drug to reduce the A1C count for diabetics. My...
Published on January 27, 2023 - Page 18
Q: My doctor prescribed the antibiotic Cipro for an infection. I took the first dose with breakfast, and the rest of the morning, I felt as if I had...
Published on January 26, 2023 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My doctor invariably prescribes four 200 mg Advils (ibuprofen), to be taken three times every 24 hours for a few days. I suspect...
Published on January 25, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 74-year-old woman with good cholesterol numbers and normal blood pressure. I've exercised regularly for 57 years, and weigh 98...
Published on January 24, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read dietary potassium is very important in reducing heart disease risk, along with reducing sodium. I use a potassium-based...
Published on January 24, 2023 - Page 7
One reason we love writing this column is we get such interesting questions. Not long ago, we received just such a question: "My late mother...
Published on January 23, 2023 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My question regards the results of my fasting glucose tests for the past couple of years. I am 81 and weigh around 150 pounds. The...
Published on January 23, 2023 - Page 14
: In a recent article about the challenges of treating eczema (atopic dermatitis), you described a number of over-the-counter treatments as well as...
Published on January 21, 2023 - Page 8
: A year or two ago, there was a "60 Minutes" show about repurposed drugs for COVID-19. It suggested an old antidepressant medication, fluvoxamine,...
Published on January 20, 2023 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: Will you explain my recent diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS)? Apparently, 3% to 5% of the...
Published on January 19, 2023 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a COVID booster. Not even considering the vaccine might impact my annual mammogram, I had my mammogram done the day...
Published on January 18, 2023 - Page 11
For many years, treating obesity didn't seem quite as respectable as other medical specialties. Worse, the patients who sought treatment were viewed...
Published on January 18, 2023 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: For more than 20 years, I have experienced difficulty with getting enough sleep at night. I typically get between five and six hours...
Published on January 17, 2023 - Page 7
Q: I was disappointed to read some chocolate bars have high amounts of heavy metals. My particular favorite was high in both lead and cadmium. Can...
Published on January 17, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently answered a question from a reader with a friend who had sudden hearing loss with tinnitus after experiencing vertigo...
Published on January 16, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with vitamin D toxicity, according to the blood work from a month ago -- my result was 122 ng/mL. I was taking...
Published on January 16, 2023 - Page 7
: I know a lot of people who have had colds lately. When I start to sneeze or have a runny nose, I take elderberry in capsules or syrup. I also take...
Published on January 14, 2023 - Page 18
Most health professionals have a great deal of confidence in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If the FDA approves a medication, physicians,...
Published on January 13, 2023 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am taking terazosin and finasteride for my enlarged prostate. A friend has suggested taking zinc supplements and eating pumpkin...
Published on January 12, 2023 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: One has to wonder which is worse for longevity: living a life without sleep, the ticking time bomb of hormone replacement therapy (...
Published on January 11, 2023 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please give me some information regarding irritable bowel syndrome? I am taking carbidopa/levodopa for restless leg...
Published on January 10, 2023 - Page 4
Q: What is suggested for the inability to control (hold in) flatulence? It's extremely embarrassing! The odor usually isn't the issue, but the sound...