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DEAR DR. ROACH: My 61-year-old husband has had 24 squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer) surgeries on his scalp in the past five years. He has used dandruff shampoo (Head & Shoulders brand or similar) for the past 36 years or more. He has a full head of hair and is not bald. My question f…
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Decatur's hospitals encourage women to continue with regular mammograms. Early detection can make treatment easier and more effective.
Decatur Memorial Hospital Breast Center's Karen Oesch talks about how important early breast detection. READ MORE HERE.
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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 71-year-old female in very good health. I have been taking a thyroid replacement since I was 12 years old. I currently take 125 mcg of thyroxine once daily, as well as 60 mg of Cymbalta. Other than arthritis and obesity, I have no health problems. My question is regard…
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DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is it that no matter what time a surgery is scheduled, the rule is "no food or drink after midnight"? My recent procedure was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. I was told I could have no food after midnight. My procedure would take two hours and recovery was for two hours. That's …
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