DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother had the measles. She also had mumps and German measles. She stayed home for a few days, used up a box of tissues and went back to school a week later.
If knowledge is power, then offering consumers information about what’s in their food supply is clearly a powerful way to improve the health of the nation — physically and economically.
DEAR DR. ROACH: For teens, does wearing headphones with music playing while sleeping affect the quality of their sleep? Also, does listening to music while studying impact the quality of studying? -- S.W.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had many urinary infections. My daughter-in-law told me to eat some yogurt every day to see if that would help. I haven't had a bladder infection since.
This week will be an interesting one for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Two months ago, my husband fell down a flight of stairs and fractured six ribs and a vertebra in his neck. He is 65 years old and was in good health before this accident.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 76 years old and have been on 10 mg prednisone daily for four years. I have Wegener's granulomatosis.
DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell me about myasthenia gravis? I'd like to know how it's contracted, and what the treatment options are. -- Y.H.
Little to nothing in the Affordable Care Act or the Republican replacement effort gets at the issue of reducing health care costs by stopping the true cause of runaway spending: the enormous increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases