Tag: health

NEW YORK — New York City has detected 38 cases of “pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome” — an alarming condition linked with COVID-19, claiming one young life in the Big Apple so far — Mayor  Bill de Blasio said…

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 69-year-old male in good health. In 2017, I experienced a pulmonary embolism in my left lung. Following that episode, my cardiologist put me on a statin regimen of 40…

Humans are magnificent creatures. Our great advantage is our cognitive ability that enables us to think, read, learn,  reason and remember. All of this, folks, sets the stage for a bit of self-analysis, though I…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious to spur an economic recovery without risking lives, President Donald Trump insists that “you can satisfy both” — see states gradually lift lockdowns while also protecting people from the coronavirus pandemic…

Dear Dr. Roach: My doctor started me on Wellbutrin 150 mg XL for depression, but I have had terrible insomnia. She said it would get better in two to four weeks, but I am having…

AUSTIN, Texas — A Belgian llama named Winter could hold the key to fighting the coronavirus. Researchers at the University of Texas, in coordination with the National Institutes of Health and Ghent University in Belgium,…

GENEVA — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization reiterated that the group believes the novel coronavirus is “natural in origin.” Dr. Michael Ryan responded Friday to to comments by U.S. President Donald…

Dear Dr. Roach: My wife had a laparotomy several months ago, and she lost the hearing in her right ear, possibly from an antibiotic given (intravenous vancomycin). She has had four steroid injections into the…

NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone wants to know: When, oh when, will it go back to normal?  As some governors across the United States begin to ease restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the…

Dear Dr. Roach: I read in my morning newspaper that you recommend two doses of the vaccine to prevent shingles. Years ago, I received one dose, although I forget the name of it. What exactly…