Health

Published on September 19, 2018 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a faithful reader of your column, but I don’t read many questions about brain tumors. I am 53 years old, diagnosed almost four...
Published on September 18, 2018 - Page 8
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — As a cancer surgeon with more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Ken Dixon was tired of giving patients bad news. Time and...
Published on September 18, 2018 - Page 8
Q. Without a doctor’s instruction and unbeknownst to his family, my father was popping one regular-strength aspirin a day for years. When he was...
Published on September 18, 2018 - Page 8
CHICAGO — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that...
Published on September 18, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 82 years old and still very active. I have had an irregular heartbeat for four years, and sometimes I feel lightheaded, dizzy...
Published on September 18, 2018 - Page 9
The Register-Guard EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It turned out to be an unusual Sunday morning on Wayne Wiser’s filbert farm. On July 15, Wiser was using a...
Published on September 17, 2018 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My dad recently passed away as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. He also had Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. Several other...
Published on September 17, 2018 - Page 18
Q. I have been very interested in the messages about using soap containing limonene to help with cramplike pain. I have been plagued with such pain...
Published on September 14, 2018 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son and his new wife went on a dream honeymoon that has since turned into a nightmare. They went to Costa Rica and of course...
Published on September 13, 2018 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 60-year-old woman who has been taking a 200-mg tablet of acyclovir (Zovirax) every day for HSV-2 suppression. I may have an...
Published on September 12, 2018 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: A family friend has just been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. She is a breast cancer survivor and is 75 years old. The tumor is...
Published on September 11, 2018 - Page 8
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — As she stared at a caricature portrait on her wall, of her and her husband, Dawn Anderson began to cry. It wasn’t all that long...
Published on September 11, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am absolutely convinced that marijuana is a serious health hazard. As the legalization of marijuana appears to be spreading, are...
Published on September 11, 2018 - Page 8
Q. I have been on the blood pressure medicine quinapril/HCTZ for many years. Last year, I switched health care providers and the cost went from $8 to...
Published on September 11, 2018 - Page 8
CHICAGO — New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure...
Published on September 11, 2018 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem...
Published on September 10, 2018 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old male with a family history of colon cancer. I have a colonoscopy every five years. The results usually show some...
Published on September 10, 2018 - Page 5
Q. I read in your column recently about using milk of magnesia topically for rosacea. I have been using metronidazole to treat my acne rosacea for...
Published on September 7, 2018 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed just one year ago with primary biliary cirrhosis, which is an autoimmune liver disease....
Published on September 6, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: After a stomach probe two years ago, I was told that I have mesenteric panniculitis. I know it’s inflammation of the stomach lining...

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