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Roach: Candida glabrata may require more focused treatment

To Your Good Health

I am a 66-year-old female in good health. In May 2017, my Pap smear showed that I had an infection of Candida glabrata and an itchy fungal infection in my rear-end area.

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To Your Good Health: Rare disease pits white blood cells against organs

I am an 83-year-old male and have been in excellent health. My vital signs all are normal, my heart function is normal, MRI of my brain and a full-body X-ray of my bones are normal, but a CT scan of my abdomen showed organs with “fuzzy” material around the exterior.

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Dr. Roach: Enzyme replacement, diet both important in pancreatitis treatment

My son-in-law recently was diagnosed with pancreatitis. He used to drink more often, but in the past year he has imbibed only on weekends, socially.

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Roach: Are patient portals secure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: What are your thoughts about the security and integrity of patient portals?

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Roach: Strategies for facing tough blood pressure

DEAR DR. ROACH: My whole family has heart problems. I’m 74 years old.

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Roach: Is cataract surgery safe for a 95-year-old?

Surgery shouldn’t be undertaken lightly at any age, and especially not for people who are among our oldest. However, cataract surgery is one that has a very good record, even among quite elderly people.

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Roach: Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used safely

Dear Dr. Roach: My husband suffers from systemic pain; sometimes it is worse than others.

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To Your Good Health: Atrial fibrillation is a common heart-rhythm disturbance

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m writing about atrial fibrillation. In April I had a one-time 17-hour stint of it. I was not aware of anything happening at the time. When I had a device check (heart pacemaker), I was told of this occurrence, and it was recommended that I see my heart specialist.

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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.