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Parkinson’s disease meds not likely related to cirrhosis

My dad recently passed away as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. He also had Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. Several other people we know who have Parkinson’s also have cirrhosis. Is it possible that his Parkinson’s medication could have caused the cirrhosis?

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Dr. Roach: Alcohol use is not the only cause of cirrhosis

I am a 78-year-old woman who was diagnosed just one year ago with primary biliary cirrhosis, which is an autoimmune liver disease.

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Dr. Roach: Risks and myths of marijuana use

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am absolutely convinced that marijuana is a serious health hazard.

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To Your Good Health: Overexercise may be source of knots in back

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is 69 and in very good health, exercising at least two hours a day.

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To Your Good Health: Mastectomy and scoliosis not likely related

In 2000 (at age 53), I had a mastectomy with a TRAM flap reconstruction.

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To Your Good Health: Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in July 2017. A week after that, I had an MRI that showed I’d had a ministroke and probably several others in the past.

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To Your Good Health: Abnormal Babinski response prompts neurological concern

I am a 70-year-old woman in good health. I recently saw a neurologist about my almost daily migraines.

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To Your Good Health: ‘Reducible’ is a good thing when it comes to hernias

DEAR DR. ROACH: My son had an ultrasound the other day for a hernia. I have had six hernias.

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To Your Good Health: Brugada syndrome causes abnormal heart rhythms

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please discuss Brugada syndrome. Three members of my family died from it before we finally got a diagnosis. Where does it come from? — V.K.