Health

Published on August 14, 2018 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in July 2017. A week after that, I had an MRI that showed I’d had a ministroke and probably...
Published on August 14, 2018 - Page 9
NEW YORK — Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of knowledge. Burns learned...
Published on August 13, 2018 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter is 4 years old and has, in the past five days, developed measles. She was vaccinated at 9 months and has been treated...
Published on August 13, 2018 - Page 7
Q. A long time ago I visited a friend in the mountains. I stepped on a wasp in the shower stall, and the sting was horribly painful. My friend put...
Published on August 10, 2018 - Page 10
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband’s doctor is telling him to have his gallbladder removed because sometimes he has pain in his right side. They did all...
Published on August 9, 2018 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I get horrible fever blisters when I go on any tropical vacation and am exposed to lasting sun. These blisters develop on my lower...
Published on August 8, 2018 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 69 and take medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as plenty of vitamins. I have had many medical conditions...
Published on August 7, 2018 - Page 8
Q. I am afraid that the new restrictions on opioids may leave some people without good options. I don’t have chronic pain myself, but when my mother...
Published on August 7, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I received the first dose of Shingrix this week and had pretty severe side effects, though in the range of what can be expected:...
Published on August 7, 2018 - Page 8
Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air. It’s been his routine since...
Published on August 6, 2018 - Page 7
Q. My husband and I will be spending two weeks in Italy soon. Most of the driving in the area around Naples to Rome to Florence will be by tour bus....
Published on August 6, 2018 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking a multivitamin for years, and now one of my physicians wants me to take a vitamin that has NO vitamin D or...
Published on August 3, 2018 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and my wife is now getting treatment for breast cancer. Would cooking on a nonstick...
Published on August 2, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 62 and in excellent health. I run or hike 3 or more miles on most days, road bike, swim and weight train. I eat sensibly, and I...
Published on August 1, 2018 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 61-year-old woman in fairly good health except that I have been taking prescription omeprazole once a day for heartburn for...
Published on July 31, 2018 - Page 8
NEW YORK — One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs, according to a new government report. Users of...
Published on July 31, 2018 - Page 8
Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors...
Published on July 31, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I got a call from my internist that my blood test showed an elevated uric acid and I would need to start allopurinol for gout. I had...
Published on July 31, 2018 - Page 8
Q. What can you tell me about the valsartan recall? I have been taking the Solco product for some time. When I spoke with the pharmacist yesterday I...
Published on July 30, 2018 - Page 7
Q. I recently heard from my vascular physician about using a bar of soap in between the sheets to alleviate nocturnal leg cramps. I began charting...

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