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My wife went blind in her left eye suddenly last October, and a biopsy showed temporal arteritis. She was started on high-dose prednisone, and after four weeks they lowered the dosage.
Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 68-year-old male and have been very athletic my entire life.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with shingles after a few days of a painful rash. The doctor recommended acyclovir, gabapentin and prednisone. Do these really help? — M.F.
DEAR DR. ROACH: My father was recently diagnosed with a type 4 hiatal hernia
DEAR DR. ROACH: What do you know about copper killing the cold virus?
DEAR DR. ROACH: Does eating strictly organic food and drinking only bottled water help in a meaningful way to prevent diseases and contribute to a long and healthy life? — M.T.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 83-year-old African American female who is contemplating having a neurostimulator implanted in my back.
There are a lot of flu cases in my state, and people are very worried.
I am having a serious, lengthy battle with cellulitis on my lower leg.
In a recent column, you wrote: “The acid reflux you have been treating might be something more concerning.” What else could it be?