Health

Published on February 21, 2020 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: Does eating strictly organic food and drinking only bottled water help in a meaningful way to prevent diseases and contribute to a...
Published on February 20, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old woman, and I have had a dryness problem for two years. My face, nose, arms and legs are extremely dry. My doctor...
Published on February 19, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a dilemma. I suffered an aortic dissection nine months ago and was put on labetalol. I have bounced back well, and at age 84...
Published on February 18, 2020 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health...
Published on February 18, 2020 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you talk about cognitive impairment in diabetes? I’ve been assured that diabetes does not increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease,...
Published on February 18, 2020 - Page 9
Q. My husband, son and I all have been diagnosed with major depression and prescribed Wellbutrin XL. We can’t afford the brand name for all of us, so...
Published on February 18, 2020 - Page 9
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of...
Published on February 17, 2020 - Page 17
Q. The combination of pectin and grape juice has been a blessing for me. My arthritis is very bad from an accident that affected my knees, ankles and...
Published on February 17, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 63-year-old male with well-controlled coronary artery disease. I also have chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy...
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read on the internet that you should take your blood pressure medicine at night. I just recently started taking medicine for my...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old male, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 123 pounds with a blood pressure of 110/60. The only known ailment I have is...
Published on February 12, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: A few months ago, my husband was told his prostate cancer has returned. He now has stage 4 cancer. We asked all of his doctors (five...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 8
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 8
HARTFORD, Conn. — New safety standards aimed at limiting suicide risks have led to overhauls inside hospitals around the country, with psychiatric...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently read that tuberculosis kills more people than any other infectious illness. Can people who have no symptoms spread this...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 8
Q. I take immune-suppressing drugs for multiple sclerosis. During flu season, I wear a face mask to protect myself from viruses. I also wear one...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 9
German health officials have raised questions about a report that suggested the new virus from China could be spread by people who are not yet...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 9
Two experimental drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people who are virtually destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease at a...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) —The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But...
Published on February 10, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent column regarding cognitive decline after surgery suggested careful consideration prior to elective surgery. Does this...
Published on February 7, 2020 - Page 10
DEAR DR ROACH: I am having a serious, lengthy battle with cellulitis on my lower leg. For nearly three months, nothing any doctor has recommended or...
Published on February 6, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 83-year-old African American female who is contemplating having a neurostimulator implanted in my back. I am a noninsulin...
Published on February 5, 2020 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: There are a lot of flu cases in my state, and people are very worried. My mom, a retired nurse, says that I should wash my hands...
Published on February 4, 2020 - Page 8
The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online...
Published on February 4, 2020 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend told me that her husband, who is 80, is claiming that the French eat a lot of butter, cream, cheese, pastries and red meat...
Published on February 4, 2020 - Page 9
Q. For most of my life I took aspirin with no ill effects. A few years ago, I felt extremely weak and my heart was pounding. I went to the emergency...
Published on February 4, 2020 - Page 9
SEATTLE — People around the world are buying up protective face masks in hopes of keeping the new virus from China at bay. Some companies have...
Published on February 3, 2020 - Page 18
Q. I have essential high blood pressure, which means my pressure goes up and down without any discernible reason. One day I accidentally discovered...
Published on February 3, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: On my mother’s side of the family, all four sisters out of seven children were diagnosed with cancer and have died from the disease....
Published on January 31, 2020 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother is 65 years old and was spitting up when eating. He went for an endoscopy yesterday and was diagnosed with Grade 3...