Dr. Roach

DES daughters face increased cancer risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a follow-up question regarding the risk of cervical cancer from HPV and herpes. I have had cervical cancer and...

Workplace safeguards in place for welder

ANSWER: Welders are exposed to industrial chemicals, and this can lead to medical complications. Some of the chemicals used in different types of welding...

Chronic fatigue syndrome has new name

DEAR DR. ROACH: For two years, I have had symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Like many of my fellow sufferers, I continually feel bad,...

Albuterol inhaler does not raise blood pressure

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am wondering if there is a safer inhaler to use in place of an albuterol inhaler. I have high blood...

Alcohol-induced cirrhosis doesn't preclude a liver transplant

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 52-year-old sister was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. She has significant financial resources and gold-standard health...

Starvation diets are not what the doctor ordered

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend who lost weight on a diet designed to speed up metabolism. It seems very complicated and restrictive,...

Complex male anatomy can lead to urinary infection

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 79 years old and have had three separate incidences of epididymitis — not the same side, but all responding...

The real message from Epstein-Barr antibodies

DEAR DR. ROACH: After decades of feeling fatigued, I started working with a naturopathic doctor. She ordered a saliva test for my total cortisol...

Cough syrup likely a factor in alcoholic's dementia

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 60-year-old husband is a longtime alcoholic. He is also bipolar. His current drug of choice is cough syrup. He drinks...

The many factors in considering vaccinations

DEAR DR. ROACH: How many people must buy the three-part series of HPV vaccine for about $500 to prevent one case of cancer? You...
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