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Dr. Keith Roach

Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to or request an order form of available health newsletters at 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803. Health newsletters may be ordered from

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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.

To Your Good Health: M. marinum bacteria exposure comes via water

I read your recent column about “flesh-eating bacteria.” Is it in any way related to Mycobacterium marinum?

To Your Good Health: Changes in heart’s shape can lead to abnormal heart rhythms

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had pacemaker surgery in December following a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Three weeks later, he developed edema in his lower legs. He was treated by his doctor with a diuretic.

To Your Good Health: Injections are a risky treatment option for ED

Do Trimix injections work for erectile dysfunction, and are they safe?

To Your Good Health: Some use opiates appropriately for pain

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 82-year-old woman.

To Your Good Health: Temporomandibular joint disorder hurts

I have developed the habit of unconsciously clenching my jaw during the day.

To Your Good Health: Heart attack symptoms vary

Dear Dr. Roach: My very healthy husband collapsed and died on the way to the hospital.

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To Your Good Health: False positive from mammogram provokes anxiety

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 42-year-old, completely healthy woman.

To Your Good Health: When specialists disagree

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a snowbird who uses two different cardiologists for my health, and I am devoted to both of them.

To Your Good Health: Flesh-eating bacteria: terrifying, but rare condition

What do you know about flesh-eating bacteria?

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