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Your Good Health: Second blood pressure reading lower than the first

Your Good Health: Second blood pressure reading lower than the first

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m concerned about my blood pressure. I take readings twice a day, in the a.m. and p.m. I find that when I first take my blood pressure, it is high.
Your Good Health: Vaginal cream safe for melanoma survivors

Your Good Health: Vaginal cream safe for melanoma survivors

Those with history of an estrogen-sensitive tumour should discuss options with their oncologist
Your Good Health: The radiation risk from CT scan is very minimal

Your Good Health: The radiation risk from CT scan is very minimal

A bleed inside of the brain is very dangerous, so benefit of scan outweighs danger
Your Good Health: Heart murmur in older adult needs evaluation

Your Good Health: Heart murmur in older adult needs evaluation

An echocardiogram might be needed to get to the cause of the issue
Your Good Health: Reflux patient needs infusions for osteoporosis

Your Good Health: Reflux patient needs infusions for osteoporosis

The IV infusion recommended for patients with esophageal disorders
Your Good Health: PBC patient needs calcium amid normal levels

Your Good Health: PBC patient needs calcium amid normal levels

It’s important for all people with osteopenia or osteoporosis to have adequate calcium in their diets.
Your Good Health: Cancers, COVID-19 not considered autoimmune diseases

Your Good Health: Cancers, COVID-19 not considered autoimmune diseases

Both are essentially failures of the immune system
Your Good Health: COVID might have triggered uncommon swallowing problem

Your Good Health: COVID might have triggered uncommon swallowing problem

Achalasia is the result of damage to the nerve cells within the esophagus, leading to gagging on solids and liquids, heartburn and chest pain
Your Good Health: Not every ACL tear will call for a surgical procedure

Your Good Health: Not every ACL tear will call for a surgical procedure

Surgery always has risks. Infection and blood clots are among the most common
Your Good Health: Identifying the pros and cons of prostate artery embolization

Your Good Health: Identifying the pros and cons of prostate artery embolization

Surgery is technically demanding and long, and there are more widely available, minimally invasive therapies