Tag Archives: Wellness

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 →

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Choose Health Yates outreach a success

The Choose Health Yates Coalition reached more than 65 Yates County community members and visitors during their second time attending the annual sidewalk sale in Penn Yan on Saturday, July 26th. The coalition sponsored a tent focusing on the theme of healthy living within Yates County. Each member organization sponsored 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 →

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 →