Dr. Roach

Much info about low-carb diets is misleading

DEAR DR ROACH: I recently had my yearly physical with my primary care doctor of 10 years. I am a male, 75, who is...

Leg-length discrepancy is common in polio survivors

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had polio when I was 11 years old, many years ago, and miraculously, recovered enough to live a normal life....

Seniors can have adverse reactions to BP meds

DEAR DR. ROACH: I wonder if you could comment on the negative side effects of various blood pressure medications for those over 65 --...

What exactly is Helicobacter pylori?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 82-year-old husband was diagnosed with H. pylori and was treated with two antibiotics and omeprazole. Would you please expand on...

Concerned parent seeks advice about unruly vaping teens

DEAR DR. ROACH: My teens keep smoking all these flavored, ethereal wand vapors. They claim it tastes good and even try tricks with the...

Flu shot's influence on possible dementia is good, not bad

DEAR DR. ROACH: I've read mixed reviews as to whether the flu shot can contribute to Alzheimer's disease. I'm anxious to see your input....

When to get a flu shot if you have Lyme disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: Should people with Lyme disease avoid the flu shot? -- L.A. ANSWER: Lyme disease is a potentially serious infection caused by the...

The myth of male menopause

DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there such a thing as male menopause, with the associated hot flashes? My problem is hot flashes. I am a...

Tramadol's long-term use should not be taken lightly

DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read your column regarding concerns about taking tramadol long term for arthritis pain. I am a 74-year-old female, and...

Symptoms and new meds align, but are drugs the culprit?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Following placement of two stents in my arteries (not my heart), my cardiac physician has me on an 81-mg aspirin and...
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