Health

Published on August 21, 2018 - Page 8
Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help...
Published on August 21, 2018 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2000 (at age 53), I had a mastectomy with a TRAM flap reconstruction. In 2010, I began experiencing lower back pain. I did...
Published on August 21, 2018 - Page 8
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the man with the handful of tiny needles moved closer, Sarah Downs’ nervousness grew with his every step. She rocked back...
Published on August 21, 2018 - Page 8
Q. I was prescribed statins approximately 30 years ago to lower my cholesterol. l had to change statins numerous times over the years because of...
Published on August 21, 2018 - Page 9
U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming...
Published on August 20, 2018 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public...
Published on August 20, 2018 - Page 7
Q. The only thing that has ever helped my rosacea has been milk of magnesia. Over two decades, I have tried prescription Metrogel, prescription...
Published on August 20, 2018 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Several years ago, I attended a presentation about insomnia. A registered nurse discussed how, in her career as a nursing home nurse...
Published on August 20, 2018 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data...
Published on August 17, 2018 - Page 24
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you please comment on common or uncommon issues that might be expected in a pregnancy at age 57? I am overall very healthy,...
Published on August 16, 2018 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was seeing my primary care physician every six months for about five years. We had mutual respect, and I enjoyed seeing him. Then...
Published on August 15, 2018 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My boyfriend recently was diagnosed with an aneurysm. The report says the abdominal aorta is 3.02 cm in largest dimension and...
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
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:...

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