Health

Published on April 18, 2024 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a 3 mm piece of shrapnel lodged in my skull bone. This is a result of military action in 1967. A recent X-ray continues to...
Published on April 17, 2024 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm an 83-year-old healthy woman. In 2019, I became aware of a little bulge in my groin and suspected an inguinal hernia. It was...
Published on April 16, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am wondering if there is any link between low iron and depression/anxiety. I am a 37-year-old woman, and started taking Lexapro a...
Published on April 15, 2024 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have lymphedema in both legs. I'm undergoing drainage every day for two hours for the next two weeks. They wrap my legs with four...
Published on April 14, 2024 - Page 7
Q: When my daughter was 7, she had warts on her hands and feet. We went to a foot doctor who prescribed Tagamet. He told us the warts would grow...
Published on April 13, 2024 - Page 5
Q: The news had a segment about niacin supplements causing heart disease in mice. I have taken B complex supplements for years to get vitamin B6 to...
Published on April 12, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you recommend the most reliable literature source(s) for vitamin and supplement information and interactions? For instance,...
Published on April 11, 2024 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My second inguinal hernia operation resulted in pain and a lot of blood in my groin area. I can understand why I was prescribed...
Published on April 11, 2024 - Page 18
Are you fed up with viruses? Most Americans are sick and tired of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. They are also ready to move on from...
Published on April 10, 2024 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 71-year-old male in excellent health, and I don't take any medications. Recently, after experiencing mild headaches, mild...
Published on April 9, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: A friend has been diagnosed with "stiff heart" and has kind of given up because there is no treatment. With all the advances in...
Published on April 9, 2024 - Page 7
Q: What is your take on Prevagen? I’ve seen ads on TV implying it does miracles for brain health. As far as I can tell, there is no substantial...
Published on April 8, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: Why aren't people able to see an allergist to be desensitized to a peanut allergy? As a child, I was allergic to dust, pet hair, milk...
Published on April 6, 2024 - Page 9
Noam Chomsky is a renowned scholar of linguistics and philosophy. He observed "Science is a bit like the joke about the drunk who is looking under a...
Published on April 5, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 1-year-old grandniece (my brother's granddaughter) was diagnosed with Van der Knaap disease after seizures and an MRI. An...
Published on April 4, 2024 - Page 6
DEAR DOCTOR ROACH: I recently learned my sibling, age 70, has rare cancer of the thymus. She will be getting chemotherapy and perhaps radiation...
Published on April 3, 2024 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: Diabetes, as I understand it, is usually a result of too much sugar being consumed. But consuming carbohydrates is not that much...
Published on April 3, 2024 - Page 11
Q: A year or so ago, you published an article describing independent lab studies of various brands of red yeast rice. The article identified...
Published on April 2, 2024 - Page 9
We live in a binary world. People like to classify everything as either good or bad. Life is far more complicated, especially when it comes to...
Published on April 2, 2024 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old male in relatively good health. I developed pain in my lower back, buttocks and upper legs a few months ago. It...
Published on April 1, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend who has had an extremely bad cough, especially when she gets a cold. (It sounds like she is coughing up a lung.)...
Published on March 29, 2024 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently wrote the antihistamine Zyrtec might be helpful for interstitial cystitis (IC). A recently published review found no...
Published on March 29, 2024 - Page 9
Q: You have written putting Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the feet can stop a nighttime cough. That's pure fluff or maybe written as an ad for Vicks...
Published on March 28, 2024 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column about a person who had knee pain after a knee replacement. I am a retired orthopedic surgeon who performed...
Published on March 27, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had right upper abdominal pain, and my doctor suspected gallbladder problems. The abdominal ultrasound showed my gallbladder was...
Published on March 26, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I had anal cancer and was treated with chemo and radiation. The radiation burned my insides, severely damaging most of my...
Published on March 25, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 79-year-old woman who weighs 123 pounds and exercises with Zumba, yoga and cardio drumming. I feel well and have plenty of...
Published on March 25, 2024 - Page 5
Q: From the time he was a teenager, my husband suffered from cold sores, along with excruciating ulcers in his mouth. Finally, someone mentioned...
Published on March 22, 2024 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother-in-law died at 73 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). There was no family history of the disease. My sister-in-law...
Published on March 21, 2024 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 79 and can move around without any problem. However, it seems that many people -- some younger than I am -- have mobility...