Health

Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 5
Q. For years I suffered from sinusitis and hay fever. It started with seasonal allergies when I was 38. Then I had summer colds and eventually all-...
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 47-year-old woman. Five years ago, I developed a blood clot in my left leg after fracturing my ankle and being immobilized for...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 9
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you give some additional information about H. pylori infection? I was diagnosed with it recently, via biopsies taken during an...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is it possible for X-rays and a CT scan to miss advanced lung cancer? My brother worked two days before he died. He went to the...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am in my mid-50s and in good health (I don’t take any medications). I rarely get sick with colds or flu. I have been vaccinated...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had symptoms of lightheadedness, so my doctor ordered an EKG and sent me to a cardiologist. They did a heart monitor for a week...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 8
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to,...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 8
Q. I honestly believe you saved my life. By chance I came across your syndicated column describing reactions to lisinopril. My jaw dropped! I had...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Could Brexit bring America’s “chlorinated chicken” to the United Kingdom? The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 9
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Donated blood generally has a six-week shelf life, but University of Louisville researchers are testing a way to convert red...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 9
ATLANTA — The flu vaccine turned out to be a big disappointment again. The vaccine didn’t work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 9
Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to have a modestly higher risk of...
Published on September 9, 2019 - Page 5
Q. I used to have very painful canker sores until I started taking red raspberry leaves in a once-a-day supplement. After about six months I realized...
Published on September 9, 2019 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read an article about a study the Mayo Clinic did using 20 mg tablets of sildenafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension and that...
Published on September 8, 2019 - Page 18
How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been following all the concerns about exposure to measles but have not seen anything mentioned that it is dangerous for...
Published on September 5, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My girlfriend has necrobiosis lipoidica. She suffers from this on her shins, as did her mother. She is not diabetic. We cannot find...
Published on September 4, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old woman. I had a hysterectomy and removal of one ovary. For the past six months, I have had brown vaginal discharge...
Published on September 3, 2019 - Page 8
Here’s why it’s best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is reporting the case of a 72-year-old...
Published on September 3, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have Parkinson’s disease, and balance is an issue. I have been using a cane on the right side, my weak leg side. I have seen...
Published on September 3, 2019 - Page 8
CHICAGO — Pregnancy started out rough for Leslie Siu. Morning sickness and migraines had her reeling and barely able to function at a demanding New...
Published on September 3, 2019 - Page 9
Q. About a year ago, I learned about a new migraine medicine called Aimovig. I asked my neurologist if he could prescribe it, since I was averaging...
Published on September 2, 2019 - Page 4
Q. I read about using a sliced onion on a beesting or wasp sting. I tried this trick after a wasp got me on my little finger. I cut an onion and put...
Published on September 2, 2019 - Page 4
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife does a lot of container gardening. I am continually being bitten by chiggers. I have been using an over-the-counter anti-itch...
Published on August 30, 2019 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 70-year-old female who had a stress test, echocardiogram and carotid study. I passed all tests. My cholesterol is 173, with my...
Published on August 29, 2019 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you shed light on how vestibular migraines are diagnosed and the best treatment? — J.H. A NSWER: The vestibule of the ear is...
Published on August 28, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: We are very fond of our family doctor. I was in to see him the other day, and it came up in conversation that he was going to be...
Published on August 27, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent column featured polymyalgia rheumatica and prednisone. Would you please elaborate on how polymyalgia rheumatica can be...
Published on August 27, 2019 - Page 8
Q. I have taken Zyrtec daily for over four years to manage animal and seasonal allergies. I recently went on vacation and did not take Zyrtec during...
Published on August 27, 2019 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly’s body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least...
Published on August 27, 2019 - Page 8
Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and...
Published on August 27, 2019 - Page 9
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than...
Published on August 26, 2019 - Page 4
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column on vaccinations and was bothered about one issue that has not been addressed. Who are “anti-vaxxers” —those who...
Published on August 26, 2019 - Page 7
Q. About 12 years ago I was diagnosed with prediabetes since my HbA1c was 6.8. I started measuring my blood sugar and also changed my diet: no more...
Published on August 26, 2019 - Page 7
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a “stark” milestone with...
Published on August 23, 2019 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve had low-grade prostate cancer for several years and am presently on “active surveillance.” My PSAs have been high but steady...
Published on August 22, 2019 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 70-year-old woman. The only prescription medication I take is for dry eyes. I recently visited my new primary...
Published on August 21, 2019 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have scleroderma with Raynaud’s phenomenon, and friends and family members have told me that I might get help from Viagra....
Published on August 20, 2019 - Page 8
WASHINGTON —Dr. Raeford Brown was uniquely positioned to help the U.S. government answer a critical question: Is a new version of the painkiller...
Published on August 20, 2019 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have always read that when you are having your blood pressure taken, your arm should be elevated above your heart. When mine is...
Published on August 20, 2019 - Page 8
Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited...
Published on August 20, 2019 - Page 9
Q. When I broke my leg a few years ago, I needed surgery to reset the bone correctly. The anesthesiologist gave me intravenous ketamine to put me to...
Published on August 20, 2019 - Page 9
LEWISBURG — A panel discussion on cancer survivorship will be hosted at Evangelical Community Hospital here on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Apple...
Published on August 19, 2019 - Page 7
Q. I used castor oil mixed with baking soda to treat a prominent actinic keratosis that I’d had for years. It was gone after two days and hasn’t come...
Published on August 19, 2019 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend whose daughter has an egg allergy. She said her daughter will break out in a rash if she eats anything that even has...
Published on August 19, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK — There are some physicians who forbid their patients from going online to type in their symptoms, fearing they’ll get incorrect information...
Published on August 19, 2019 - Page 7
ATLANTA (AP) — A scientific panel is recommending that more than 2 million U.S. kids get vaccinated against hepatitis A. Thirteen years ago, the...
Published on August 18, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires’ disease problem. In a report released...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an avid hiker, and I live in an area with lots of Lyme disease. I recently developed some fever, headache, shaking chills and...