| Jul 4, 2012
Q: I've been taking turmeric for psoriatic arthritis, and it has made my hands dry and my fingertips split. I have been taking two pills a day.
I have noticed an itchy rash on my arms that I didn't have before. Although the turmeric has helped my skin...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 9:11 PM
During a recent office visit, I saw a 4-year-old child who was not one of my regular patients. He had a fever and a runny nose. His mother was giving me the child's medical history as I began examining the boy. I had my back slightly turned from her.
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Q. I have worked outside for most of my career, which is great, but it can be a challenge in the summer. Several years ago I became very run down during a brutally hot summer. On a whim I dumped some salt in my hand and licked it up. I felt better...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:27 PM
As Major League Baseball's pennant races come down the stretch, baseball royalty was right here in the Roanoke Valley on Tuesday night. Johnny Bench, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame catcher and 14-time All Star, sat down to touch on a variety of topics....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:58 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Madonna won't explicitly say who she's rooting for, but her spot-on salsa dance in honor of the New York Giants Victor Cruz may have revealed where her allegiance lies.
At a news conference Thursday to promote her halftime Super...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Q: My husband was in the hospital as a result of taking naproxen for tendinitis. He used it exactly as prescribed, and it still caused more trouble than it was worth.
He had severe gastrointestinal bleeding, so bad that he needed a blood transfusion with...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Jim Calhoun should be on the sidelines of a basketball court, coaching the University of Connecticut men's team. Instead, he's been on medical leave for a painful arthritic condition.
Calhoun's pain is caused by spinal stenosis, a medical condition that...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:39 PM
So your child has a fever, what do you do? It depends.
It is important to note that a fever is the body's natural response to the presence of an infection, so don't panic. There is evidence to suggest that the body's immune system is enhanced by the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
There was a company, which I will not name, for whom I worked. They paid for the work they expected and the work that I agreed to do. So I have zero complaints about how they treated me.
But there was something I noticed while I worked there. This...
| Aug 13, 2012
Tummy troubles are one of the most common complaints heard at the doctor's office.
"It can vary from things as simple as anxiety to food poisoning to a medication effect to things more chronic like heartburn, reflux, gallbladder disease, ulcers or...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Apparently, the ballroom was "shellshocked" by last week's bottom two. The ballroom needs to toughen up. Tonight is Latin night. I hope that doesn't mean every other dance is a rumba — booooorrrrring. We start with Carlos Santana performing "Evil...