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Dr. Roach: TSH test results in question

Dear Dr. Roach: I have taken a thyroid supplement since it was first prescribed for me, nearly 30 years ago. The dose has changed from time to…

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Dr. Keith Roach: When to worry about a leaky heart valve

Dear Dr. Roach: During a pre-op exam before minor surgery, I was told that I have a leaky heart valve (my heart has always been strong). I was…

June 01, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dr. Keith Roach: Nature is a source of many medicines

Dear Dr. Roach: Are there any natural substitutes for blood thinners? Natural ingredients in aspirin work on some aspect of thinning the blood…

May 31, 2015 2:00 am(0)
Ice bucket challenge brings much-needed attention to ALS

Ice bucket challenge brings much-needed attention to ALS

DECATUR – Compared to other diseases, amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, or ALS, is rare.

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Dr. Roach: Iron overload symptoms happen later in life

Dear Dr. Roach: I'm a 59-year-old Caucasian woman. My iron level was tested, at my request, during my recent annual physical. The results show…

May 30, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Drugs show promise fighting cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival fo…

May 29, 2015 2:36 pm(0)

Dr. Keith Roach: CPK level no cause for concern

Dear Dr. Roach: Since 2013, my CPK has been elevated. It was 488 in September 2013, and I was told to stay on atorvastatin for high cholestero…

May 28, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Health 101: Osteoporosis a risk for men and women

DECATUR – Falls are a serious threat for senior citizens, but for those with osteoporosis, the threat is especially risky. 

May 28, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dear Pharmacist: Magnesium L-threonate boosts memory

Have you ever forgotten a word or someone’s name that you should know? It happens to all of us, but what if you frequently find that you have …

May 28, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dr. Roach: Sulfites can trigger reactions

Dear Dr. Roach: I am 73 years old, and I consume a glass or two of merlot wine with dinner each day. What, if any, problem exists with sulfite…

May 26, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Dr. Keith Roach: Control diabetes to stave off kidney disease

Dear Dr. Roach: For the past several years, I have had an abnormal creatinine reading. The readings range from 2.2 to 2.9. Every time I go to …

May 25, 2015 2:00 am(0)
Bookmark: Author hopes to enlighten workers on toxicity of silica dust

Bookmark: Author hopes to enlighten workers on toxicity of silica dust

DECATUR – Leland W. Personette exposes the dangers of occupational dust in a new autobiographical book, “Dusty Trades.”

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Dr. Keith Roach: Balance medicine's side effects with benefits

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 60-year-old male in good health, and I play tennis and swim several days a week. I have suffered from neuralgia for the…

May 24, 2015 2:00 am(0)

Pulmonary embolus has risk factors

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an active, healthy 70-year-old lady who, out of the blue, was hospitalized with a pulmonary embolus. I had no prior surge…

May 23, 2015 2:00 am(0)
Baum students win big in 'Make the Grade' dairy contest

Baum students win big in 'Make the Grade' dairy contest

DECATUR – Breakfast at Baum Elementary school is usually all business. 

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