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To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

TIA Events Launch Search for Cause

DEAR DR. ROACH: In the past six weeks, I have had five TIA events, ranging from a minute or so to six minutes. My symptoms are: a loss of control of my right leg, moving up to my right arm and fingers; and a loss of speech. I am aware Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Shingles Vaccine Not for Everyone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 66 and have multiple sclerosis. Should I get the shingles vaccine? On the one hand, I know it is recommended for everyone. However, I do have a compromised immune system, and it could be risky to inject a virus. Neither my family doctor nor my Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Rhythm, Rate Key to Treating A-Fib

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with A-fib and am taking metoprolol. My cardiologist also wants me on Xarelto, which is a blood thinner. Why is it necessary to take the blood thinner to avoid blood clots when the metoprolol should be averting the A-fib anyway, which would cause Continue reading →

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

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 →