Tag: stroke

Dear Dr. Roach: I am 68 years old and in good shape. I work out at the gym or do other activities every day. I use the elliptical and/or treadmill an hour each day. Besides…

For 24 years, Iola Middle School history teacher Mark Boyd delivered his lessons while standing at the front of his classroom. He looked upon a sea of rambunctious eighth grade faces, watching through the course…

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m an 82-year-old man, taking 10 mg of atorvastatin daily. My HDL is 85, and my LDL is 46. I recently read that people with low LDL cholesterol levels might have increased…

DEAR DR. ROACH: How does a medical condition get named? Once named, can the name be changed? I have a condition called hemiplegic migraines. Many people with the condition feel it should be renamed because…

Dear Dr. Roach: A 74-year-old woman has a total cholesterol of 123 and was told that low cholesterol like this greatly increases the risk of diabetes, stroke and cancer. It seems she has had low…