February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Health

Doctors getting encouraged by new diabetes treatment

While the number of patients fighting diabetes continues to grow in many states, doctors are encouraged by new treatment options they say may help prevent, or at least lessen, the impact of the chronic disease.  More...

Oldest American dies at age 114

FLEMINGTON, N.J.   Adele Dunlap, the oldest person in America, has died at age 114.  Dunlap died February 5 at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. More...

Statins can cause loss of memory

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol. Lately, my pharmacist said that all statins can cause memory loss. I hesitate to stop taking Lipitor, but I don’t want this side effect. Please advise. — P.C. More...

Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes

Consuming alcohol is a matter of debate in the medical community. The natural reaction is to discourage it, especially if people are drinking excessive amounts and abusing it. More...