Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., may have said it most succinctly: “Congress doesn’t do comprehensive well.” Congressional stalemates prove this, especially when it comes to health care.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 67-year-old male in fair to good health (more good than fair, really).
DEAR DR. ROACH: My running friends and I are in our mid-70s (with a couple of 80-plus guys), and we continue to run, albeit at a much-reduced pace.
OK, who saw that happening?
With such great temperatures, hopefully, you’ve been running around with less clothing on. Yes, summer sun is lots of fun unless it makes you feel self conscious.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old female. I had a stent placed in my heart artery in 2008, and I have been well since then. I have been on statins for many years. My present dose is 20 mg of Crestor daily.
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I are taking a cruise around South America that includes several stops in Brazil. We both are 72 and in good health. What is your opinion about our getting the yellow fever vaccine?
DEAR DR. ROACH: About 11 years ago, I was given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder type I. I was finishing up the first year of my medical graduate school. I have never heard voices or seen things that aren't there.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had bilateral knee replacement two months ago, and I'm concerned about infections. My doctor wants me to take an antibiotic before any dental procedure, including cleaning, which I will do.