Tag Archives: Health

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Paget’s Disease: Bone Building Gone Wild

DEAR DR. ROACH: For several years, when I have had blood drawn it has shown an elevation in the alkaline phosphatase. It has been as high as 377 in recent tests. I have had the test to see if it was from the liver, but it was all right. I Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

She Feels at Sea Even Back on Land

DEAR DR. ROACH: My family and I took a seven-day cruise more than six weeks ago. I still am feeling like I am on the ship – all day, it feels as though I am walking on a swinging bridge. I did not even notice the movement while on the Continue reading →

Dr. Donohue

Exercise Can Cause Asthma Attack

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a 13-year-old boy who’s having asthma attacks. At least, that’s what they sound like to me. It started early this year when the weather was still cold. He plays or practices baseball three times a week. When he’d run the bases, he’d start coughing and Continue reading →

Dr. Donohue

Life Is Still Good Without an Appendix

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to band camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. We had to give phone permission for him to have Continue reading →

Dr. Donohue

Head and Ear Noise Drives People Crazy

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have tinnitus. It sounds like roaring in my head. I take gabapentin for it. Do you know of anything else for it? – E.A. ANSWER: You have an affliction that would drive me crazy – tinnitus, a constant noise in one or both ears or the Continue reading →