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- Concerns raised about security of health website WASHINGTON -- Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are
- Warm knee after surgery could indicate infection DEAR DR. ROACH: This year, I had a partial knee replacement on my right knee. Everything went fine; I have full mobility and I am almost pain-free. However, my right knee is warm to the touch, so I went to the doctor who did the surgery, and he said
- Early treatment is critical for sepsis DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you be able to write something about sepsis? I recently spent almost a week in the hospital being treated aggressively with IV antibiotics for this. Did it used to be called blood poisoning? How does one get it? Is it contagious
Surgery increases risk of pulmonary embolism
DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a pulmonary embolism after surgery on my knee. I have been taking Coumadin for one year, and now I am off the medication. In your opinion, should I now take a test of some sort to make sure I am rid of the blood clot in my lung? — E.A.P.
Recipe: Spaghetti squash with ground turkey and tomato sauce
Low-carb and low-calorie Italian comfort food can be hard to find. Here, cooked and shredded squash stands in for wheat pasta as the base of a nutritious and filling main dish.
BBQ My Way: Fall veggie pizza
At the risk of being perceived as a middle-aged guy trying to be cool, all I can say is this: OMG! This fall veggie pizza is so good.
- FDA wants make animal food safer WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost three
- Toddler with seizures to get medical pot JANESVILLE -- The parents of a toddler with a seizure disorder have run out of options to help their daughter, so they're turning to medical marijuana to see if it helps. Maggie Selmeski began having seizures at 6 weeks old. She continues, at 17 mont
- Patient's pancreatitis requires abstinence DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to the emergency ward this weekend with severe chest pains and bloating. I was sure I was having a heart attack. After tests, a CT scan revealed I had pancreatitis (they mentioned a number 222 for some enzyme or something); als
- Herbal remedy requires research Dear Dr. Roach:I am a woman who just turned 75, and I have a chronic dry cough. I visited my pulmonary doctor, and he diagnosed bronchiectasis. There is no cure, but there are herbal products, such as Creseton. They claim to have a 90 percent cure ra
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