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To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Diet Can Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: Do you believe that lycopene, which is found in certain foods such as cooked tomatoes, can help prevent prostate cancer? — C.R.O. ANSWER: Lycopene, a vitamin A-like substance found in tomatoes and watermelons, was indeed thought to help prevent prostate cancer. Unfortunately, further studies failed to support Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Why Is Traveling So Tiresome?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Traveling for a length of time — say, six hours or more — on a train, bus or plane makes me rather tired. Others I discussed this with have had similar experiences. I find this strange, because for most of the travel time I am sitting doing Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Heart Palpitations Due to Sleep Apnea?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 26 years old, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weigh 290 pounds. About two years ago, I had chest pain and palpitations. I saw a cardiologist, who performed an echocardiogram. It showed mild LVH and mild pulmonary hypertension. I had multiple EKGs, and my doctor Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Weight Gain Isn’t Inevitable With Age

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a woman and will be 59 in a month. I’m in excellent health. I’ve worked out seriously with weight-bearing exercises for nearly 30 years. I have great muscle tone, and I believe I am height/weight proportional (5 feet, 2 inches tall, weigh 130 pounds). Is it Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Will Menopause Shrink Fibroid?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 50 years old. In the past three months there have been indicators that I am perimenopausal. I have a very large fibroid. It is described as “six months” in size. I am not a candidate for embolization. I presently have no painful symptoms, and, with Continue reading →