April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Obamacare’s dental plan exposes gaps in coverage

Nearly four in 10 adults in Floyd County, Ky., have lost at least six teeth because of decay or gum disease.  Statewide, more than half of adults have had at least one tooth pulled, and a quarter of those over 65 have lost all their teeth.  More...

Treatments not same for all toe joint pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 82-year-old male. In my younger years, I participated vigorously in sports. As a result, I ended up with a degenerated joint in the big toe of my right foot. Forty years ago, the doctors gave me an artificial joint. More...

‘Pig outs’ blamed on drugs

Ten years of U.S. More...

Measles off to a fast start in U.S.

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.  More...

THE NUMBERS GAME:

Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. More...