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To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Does Limiting Sugar Include Fruit?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Medical advice is to reduce sugar consumption. Does this apply to 100 percent fruit juices, fresh fruit, sweetened cereal products or other fruit-sweetened products? — R.B. ANSWER: I think it makes sense to limit sugar intake, as most North Americans take in remarkably large quantities of sugar. Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Botox Can Lessen Eye Muscle Spasms

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been contending with blepharospasm for years. I got some relief from Botox for about four years, but then it stopped working and my doctor moved me to Dysport, which was horrible. It did not relax my symptoms, and it made me constantly very uncomfortable (with Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

‘White-Coat Syndrome’ or High Blood Pressure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 21-year-old son is a college athlete, a sprinter, but he has had recurrent high systolic blood pressure readings since he was a senior in high school. He’s generally easygoing and not stressed. Doctors always attribute the elevated results to “white-coat syndrome,” since he is otherwise in Continue reading →

To Your Good Health by Dr. Keith Roach

Laser Hair Removal Not Always Effective

DEAR DR. ROACH: We spent a considerable amount of money on our teen daughter’s laser hair-removal procedures, but the poor thing takes after her swarthy father, and the treatment seems to have no effect. Is there any real science behind this treatment? — S.O. ANSWER: There certainly is real science, Continue reading →