Tag Archives: Health

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

At What Age Can Colonoscopy Stop?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 75-plus-year-old female in excellent health. My doctor’s comment on my most recent annual physical test results was: “Great results on all tests. Excellent report.” My question: Is it necessary to have another colonoscopy at my age and with my good health. My mother died of Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Ear Twitch Won’t Affect Hearing

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past eight months, I have had a twitch in the inside of my right ear. I can hear it twitching, and I can feel it. It seems to get worse when I talk on the phone (it’s my phone ear), but sometimes I wake up Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Stretching Helps Ease Back Pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical therapy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doctor’s wishes). Then, we happened to vacation for a month in Florida, and Continue reading →

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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, 2014

This year, the theme for World Breastfeeding Week is to highlight the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. Early, exclusive, and continued breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial steps in starting your child on a path of wellness. Breastfeeding is the best way Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Heart Risk: Like Father, Like Son

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 69. Two years ago, I had a heart attack followed by double bypass surgery; two vessels on the back of my heart were blocked. I had no symptoms. My doctor, family, friends and I were stunned. I was too healthy to have been struck by Continue reading →