Dr. Roach

Gilbert syndrome, thalassemia and gallstone formation

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am blessed to be a very healthy 63-year-old woman. I am a vegetarian who eats fish occasionally. I take 600...

Nobel or no, vitamins don't treat the common cold

DEAR DR. ROACH: I cannot believe you would talk people out of vitamins as the flu season is approaching. You have some nerve to...

Are patient portals secure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: What are your thoughts about the security and integrity of patient portals? Almost all of the physicians we see offer them...

Cannabis and its effect on motor vehicle accidents

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you mentioned that "Cannabis adversely affects driving ability." Yet, further on in the article, you state that,...

There's no upper age limit on donating blood

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been a pretty regular blood donor for decades. At times, I'm rejected because I just miss the minimum iron...

Diet, medication not influential in kidney cyst development

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female in my mid-60s and recently have been diagnosed with a cyst on my left kidney. I do...

Is cataract surgery safe for a 95-year-old?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 95 years old and was wondering if it would be advisable to have cataract surgery at my age. I had...

Excessive sweating can bring significant social problems

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have hyperhidrosis and want to know what, if anything, I can do to alleviate this condition. I am 71 and...

Tactile hypersensitivity is aversion to scratchy clothes on skin

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old man with an arthritic back, urinary tract problems and, worst of all, highly sensitive skin! There are...

Avoiding an outbreak of HIV infection

DEAR DR. ROACH: My local news outlet here in Saskatchewan published a story on mutated strains of HIV present in my province being a...
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