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Ferritin level concerns one doctor, not another

DEAR DR. ROACH: What's the best advice when one doctor seems more concerned about something than another? I am a 49-year-old woman who doesn't smoke, is relatively healthy and who weighs about 150 pounds. I have had celiac disease since 2009 and hypothyroidism. I tend to run on the low end of normal with my ferritin levels. A recent reading was 37 ng/mL, but it's been 11 to 34 over the years, with a recent iron reading of 87 ug/dL. This concerns my neurologist, whom I see for severe restless leg syndrome. I currently take ...

September 24, 2015 | | Other Views


US, Catholicism in crisis

During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower's America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII.

September 23, 2015 | | Other Views


Effort getting blacks killed

Despite the lack of evidence that there is an increase in cops shooting blacks, let alone shooting blacks unlawfully, a few recent killings of blacks by cops has spawned the so-called Black Lives Matter movement. But over the past 45 years, per the Centers for Disease Control, police killings of blacks are down 75 percent. What are on the increase, year-to-year, are cop killings.

September 22, 2015 | | Other Views


CARLY FIORINA

SIMI VALLEY - Who is this Carly Fiorina? In the press filing center at the CNN Republican debate, journalists from around the country were asking reporter Carla Marinucci and me because we covered the former Hewlett-Packard CEO for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2010 when she ran for the U.S. Senate against California Democrat Barbara Boxer - and failed spectacularly by 1 million votes. Yet here she is, winning the first two GOP primary debates and burning past veteran politicians who have won brutal elections in big states. Can she actually win? And what's her special sauce?

September 19, 2015 | | Other Views


CARLY FIORINA

SIMI VALLEY - Who is this Carly Fiorina? In the press filing center at the CNN Republican debate, journalists from around the country were asking reporter Carla Marinucci and me because we covered the former Hewlett-Packard CEO for the San Francisco Chronicle in 2010 when she ran for the U.S. Senate against California Democrat Barbara Boxer - and failed spectacularly by 1 million votes. Yet here she is, winning the first two GOP primary debates and burning past veteran politicians who have won brutal elections in big states. Can she actually win? And what's her special sauce?

September 18, 2015 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Full retirement age for widows

About a month ago, I wrote a column in which I explained how "full retirement age" (the age at which a person can claim 100 percent of his or her Social Security retirement benefits) is going up.

September 18, 2015 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views


Full retirement age for widows

About a month ago, I wrote a column in which I explained how "full retirement age" (the age at which a person can claim 100 percent of his or her Social Security retirement benefits) is going up.

September 18, 2015 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views


Purging America’s heroes

With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began.

September 18, 2015 | | Other Views


Go-to guy for corporate moochers

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he should be America's next president because he's a proven budget whacker. And yes, by golly, he's dressed down teachers, slashed funding for higher education, busted unions, and gone after welfare recipients.

September 18, 2015 | | Other Views


Trump is Herbert Hoover

Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously that economic strategy didn't turn out so well - either for the nation or the GOP.

September 17, 2015 | | Other Views


My brush with Elon Musk

About five years ago, a close friend of mine and I had an idea for a television news program. As luck would have it, my friend had gone to high school with a guy who, at the time, just happened to be the president of NBC. We arranged to have drinks at a fancy hotel bar in Washington, just the three of us, to talk about the idea.

September 15, 2015 | | Other Views


The bad end-of-life bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown convened a special session of the Legislature to fix a $1 billion shortfall in health care funding - and the bill the Legislature sent to his desk would legalize physician-assisted suicide.

September 15, 2015 | | Other Views


Was case of ‘bird lung’ an allergy or infection?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was a very active, healthy, young 68-year-old until March, when I was hospitalized for two weeks for bilateral pneumonia. I was told by the doctors at the hospital that it would take four to six weeks to get my health back. However, I experienced shortness of breath and bouts of coughing for months, and insisted on seeing a specialist three weeks ago. A CT scan and bronchoscopy showed symptoms typical of bird lung. We had a cockatiel for 17 years!

September 13, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Newsom is no Kim Davis

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee complained on ABC's "This Week" that both Gavin Newsom and Kim Davis broke marriage laws but there's a double standard. The GOP presidential hopeful put it this way: "You've got Democrats who ignored the law when it was the law to have traditional marriage. Gavin Newsom, in San Francisco as mayor, performed same-sex weddings even though it was illegal. Did he ever get put in jail? He most certainly did not."

September 11, 2015 | | Other Views


The Lesson of Kim Davis

Raising her arms in a sign of victory, Kim Davis - the now-famous Kentucky clerk who was jailed for contempt when she refused to obey a court order that she (and every clerk in the state) issue licenses to same-sex couples - was released from jail this week. Her freedom came not because the district judge concluded she was right, but because Davis' office deputies were in fact granting licenses consistent with the court order in her absence.

September 11, 2015 | | Other Views


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Philadelphia vs. Cleveland: Divided we stand in USA

Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton's campaign.

July 29, 2016 | | Other Views


Donald Trump uncensored

Apparently, the Republican nominee for president just can't stand being outside the spotlight. Or maybe he's been making such statements all along, only ...

July 29, 2016 | | Other Views


She can repent in prison

"If the word 'Manson' was not attached to Leslie, she would have been out 20 years ago," attorney Richard Pfeiffer told me about his client ...

July 28, 2016 | | Other Views


WikiLeaks reveals media collusion

The radical leftist collective known as WikiLeaks tried to ruin the Democratic convention by posting a trove of Democratic National Committee emails that easily proved ...

July 27, 2016 | | Other Views


LOL at the DNC

Democrats have every reason to rage against the Democratic National Committee: Newly leaked DNC memos confirm that Donald Trump was right when he said the ...

July 25, 2016 | | Other Views


Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God ...

July 25, 2016 | | Other Views


Bell’s palsy a possible side effect of having had chickenpox

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 55. I was having numbness on the left side of my face, and my left eyelid started to droop. I ...

July 24, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Ins and outs of training a service dog

DEAR DIDI: I have a wonderful 2 year old Labradoodle that everyone just loves. I would like for him to be certified as a service ...

July 24, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump’s Two Homers: Pence and Promise for a Declaration of War

Donald Trump hit two home runs this week. The first, immediately following the horrific terrorist truck attack in Nice, was his statement in a media ...

July 18, 2016 | | Other Views


Absolving Black Lives Matter in Dallas

When white racist Dylann Roof allegedly shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, it was very easy for President ...

July 18, 2016 | | Other Views


Brexit stuns the globalists

Britain's decision to "leave" the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to "remain" in that ...

July 18, 2016 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Ginsburg v. Trump

"I can't imagine what this place would be -- I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," Justice ...

July 18, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


Trump’s Muslim ban is gaining support

When an ISIS-supporting Muslim named Mateen massacred 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Donald Trump reminded Americans that he is still ...

July 16, 2016 | | Other Views


Who gave us Justice Ginsburg?

"Her mind is shot."

July 15, 2016 | | Other Views


Ignorance of facts fuels the anti-cop ‘movement’

A new study by a Harvard economist, who happens to be black, finds cops less likely to use deadly force on black suspects vs. white.

July 14, 2016 | | Other Views


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