Health

Published on September 30, 2022 - Page 13
D EAR DR. ROACH: I had a surprise heart attack two months ago. (I have no family history of heart attack, and my blood pressure and cholesterol...
Published on September 30, 2022 - Page 13
Q: I have been taking escitalopram for eight years. Within four years on this antidepressant, I started having sexual side effects, especially...
Published on September 29, 2022 - Page 18
D EAR DR. ROACH: My 75-year-old husband was frustrated with not being able to retain an erection. He talked to his doctor about it, and she...
Published on September 28, 2022 - Page 15
D EAR DR. ROACH: I have prostate cancer. My PSA levels were as high as 48, and I'm taking medication to lower the numbers to 40. My urologist has...
Published on September 27, 2022 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old man in excellent health. I don’t take any medication, except for simvastatin for over 15 years. My cholesterol is...
Published on September 27, 2022 - Page 8
By Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. Q: After pulling weeds in my backyard last month, I came down with a terrible itchy, weeping red...
Published on September 26, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was told by my doctor I need a tetanus booster shot, but when I was 17, I cut my foot and needed stitches. I was told then I was...
Published on September 23, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a surgery, and prior to the surgery, my doctor ordered some routine blood tests. My aPTT level was high, but the PT...
Published on September 22, 2022 - Page 7
Dear Dr. Roach: I’ve heard a lot about fat-removing procedures, such as CoolSculpting and red light therapy, and I’m wondering if they really work....
Published on September 20, 2022 - Page 6
Q. Many years ago, I complained to my doctor about restless legs. She prescribed folic acid (1 milligram daily). It has to be prescription, not over...
Published on September 20, 2022 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: Seniors are advised that one of the best forms of exercise is walking. The advice is to “walk briskly” for at least 150 minutes per...
Published on September 19, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 71-year-old female with no children, but I did have an ectopic pregnancy at age 43. Other than that, I have had no “female”...
Published on September 16, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: Both my husband and I just had the flu. We initially suspected it was COVID, but the tests were negative. My symptoms, especially...
Published on September 15, 2022 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a lot of allergies, and my allergist wants to start me on allergy shots. She wants me to discontinue atenolol before starting...
Published on September 14, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: Should a patient’s spouse surreptitiously inform the patient’s physician that the patient is intentionally refusing to report an...
Published on September 13, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 38-year-old daughter has an impacted stomach. The doctors gave her antibiotics to take with her food. She still cannot eat much,...
Published on September 12, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife’s handicap parking placard expired, and she asked her primary care physician to fill out a renewal application. The new...
Published on September 9, 2022 - Page 12
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I recently had a complete blood panel test, which showed we both have high cholesterol. Our results are almost...
Published on September 7, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: My brother-in-law (age 78) recently developed dementia. Everything after the age of about 20 is gone for him, and he lives in the...
Published on September 6, 2022 - Page 7
Q. I am concerned about my thinning hair. I tried Rogaine and it worked well until I developed an allergic reaction. I just read about low-dose oral...
Published on September 5, 2022 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old male diagnosed about 15 years ago with mild coronary artery disease, with some blockages in my peripheral arteries...
Published on September 4, 2022 - Page 20
In a novel experiment, a woman with advanced pancreatic cancer saw her tumors dramatically shrink after researchers in Oregon turbocharged her own...
Published on September 4, 2022 - Page 20
Q. I had athlete’s foot for 30 years. Nothing helped until I finally started using Vicks VapoRub on my feet after showering and drying them. This...
Published on September 4, 2022 - Page 20
A rare but aggressive kind of uterine cancer appears to be driving an increase in U.S. deaths from the disease, particularly among Black women,...
Published on September 2, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: I am a 66-year-old woman who recently had an ECG prior to my knee surgery. The interpretation I received stated that I had an...
Published on September 1, 2022 - Page 9
DEAR DR. KEITH ROACH: My romantic partner of one year (a 51-year-old male) is being treated for prostate cancer with Eligard. He received a second...
Published on August 31, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read on the internet that coffee is full of antioxidants. Is this true? — L.C. A NSWER: The simple answer is coffee has lots of...
Published on August 30, 2022 - Page 4
A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people who drink tea may even be a little more likely to live...
Published on August 30, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have osteoporosis. My mother had it very badly, so I was screened and treated early. I’ve had a five-year-long Reclast prescription...
Published on August 29, 2022 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 71-year-old woman with coronary artery disease. My latest calcium score was 801. My right coronary artery was 80% blocked, and...