Dr. Roach

Does exercise trump a poor diet?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is physically fit and works out daily through biking, elliptical trainer, playing hockey, working outside, etc. He is of...

What are colonoscopy prep options?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old male in good health. I've had a couple of colonoscopies (the first one found some adenomas), but...

High blood pressure with only the second number high

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I haven't found out why the second number of my blood pressure is consistently high. It's around 90 to 100 or...

Blood pressures in arms shouldn't be too different

DEAR DR. ROACH: At a routine follow-up at my doctor's office, the nurse took my blood pressure on my left arm, and it was...

Is low white blood cell count related to fatigue?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been hoping someone would ask you about my condition, leukopenia. I had numerous blood tests this past summer. My...

Discussing gun safety is a chance for doctors to reduce risk

DR. ROACH WRITES: As I write this, another gun tragedy has taken place in the United States. By the time it gets published, about...

When to worry about a heart valve leak

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with a minor to moderate tricuspid valve leak, as well as a minor to moderate aortic valve leak...

New pharmacogenomics help in guiding dosages

DEAR DR. ROACH: Do you have any information on cytochrome P450 testing for drug sensitivity? — S.S. ANSWER: Cytochrome P450 is a family of enzymes...

Adult pertussis lacks whoop in the cough

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have an adult son with serious medical issues. Because of a persistent cough, he saw his internist four times, as...

Tingling sensation bears investigation

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old male who takes losartan for high blood pressure and Prilosec for GERD. A couple of times a...
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