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The role of alternative therapies in cancer treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: I wonder why you never talk about holistic measures to prevent illnesses, such as cancer. I just read an article by an oncologist who said there are certain anti-cancer supplements that work, including vitamin D, magnolia extract and artichoke extract, all of which have been shown in laboratory studies to kill a variety of cancer cells, including colon, breast and liver cancers, and leukemia. Artichoke extract also contains cynarin, which decreases inflammation. Other compounds that can reduce cancer growth are black cumin seed oil and bee propolis, which is rich in caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), chrysin ...

October 05, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Hammering safe driving into the next generations

Here's something to text while driving: "OMG fatal crashes up 14%".

October 05, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Other Views


You don’t want CEO for president

In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking two good questions: "Who am I? Why am I here?"

October 05, 2015 | | Other Views


Media trust hits all-time low

Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. His latest article was titled "Trust in the media is at an all-time low. That's a terrible thing for all of us."

October 03, 2015 | | Other Views


I’m going to miss Boehner

I am going to miss John Boehner as speaker of the House. The GOP looks like the fun party with its ring-a-ding leader and his dash of Dean Martin. Boehner even sauntered into his resignation news conference Friday while crooning, "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay. My oh my, what a wonderful day." The speaker chose not to cling to power but to walk away without compromising his supporters.

October 03, 2015 | | Other Views


The mind of Mr. Putin

"Do you realize now what you have done?"

October 02, 2015 | | Other Views


Democracy at grassroots level

American democracy is the gritty history of workaday folks who get fed up with the stuffed suits, get organized, and get moving to stop the thievery. Gutsy, grassroots confrontation is necessary for reclaiming, maintaining, and advancing our democratic values.

October 02, 2015 | | Other Views


Aluminum exposure poses no risk to healthy people

DEAR DR. ROACH: For about 30 years, I have heard I should avoid contact with aluminum for sustained good health. Is there science or proven studies of adverse health effects behind these recommendations? Or is avoiding contact with aluminum in deodorant or cookware an incorrect or unsupported assertion that someone once made and that has taken on momentum, periodically resurfacing in articles and in emails? I am aware that exposure to some heavy metals is bad for us and must be avoided -- for example, lead from paint chips could be eaten by children or pets, or lead dust when sanding ...

October 01, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


California’s new death row

California has a new death row; it's called Virginia. Anti-death penalty advocates, federal judges and defense attorneys have been so successful at blocking capital punishment in California that a San Quentin death row inmate has more to fear from being extradited for a capital murder to another state than seeing his sentence carried out here. There has been no execution in California since a federal judge effectively halted the practice in 2006.

October 01, 2015 | | Other Views


Fr. Serra’s unsaintly history

I greeted the pope's visit with enthusiasm. I might not be Catholic, but I appreciate Francis for his humility, his kindness, and his call for action to address the climate crisis.

October 01, 2015 | | Other Views


Pope’s world & real world

Pope Francis's four-day visit to the United States was by any measure a personal and political triumph.

September 29, 2015 | | Other Views


Non-candidates for president

Once upon a time, presidential contenders and their political parties raised the funds needed to pay for the campaigns. How quaint.

September 28, 2015 | | Other Views


Why Obama Won’t Stay at the Waldorf when in NYC

Although every U.S. president since Herbert Hoover has stayed at the famous luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotel when visiting New York City, President Obama will not be bunking there this week. Along with hundreds of American officials who used to occupy whole floors of the Waldorf during the September meetings of the U.N. General Assembly, Obama will move to a different hotel.

September 28, 2015 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY | Other Views


Is testosterone therapy worth the risk for men?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 62-year-old male who gets weekly testosterone injections. My semiannual blood work comes back fine. I have no side effects except that I lose my temper with people easier now. I have a little more energy and sex drive. My doctor believes that since he has me on Arimidex to keep my estrogen level low, testosterone is not harmful to me. I wanted another opinion, since all I hear now is that testosterone supplements can cause increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Does the Arimidex make testosterone safer? -- J.H.

September 28, 2015 | By Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


‘I can’ instead of ‘I can’t’

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Balmut is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey.

September 28, 2015 | Jeanette Balmut | Other Views


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Two Senate committees cast more shadow on FBI probe tactics

In the last two weeks, cable news has been consumed with the feud between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. The committee released ...

February 09, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


I’m a hit with the ladies!

Don't tell my wife, but if my inbox is any indication, I'm a big hit with the ladies! I have a hunch I ...

February 09, 2018 | Tom MARGENAU | Other Views


What the joyous solitude of early hermits can teach us about being alone

In today's world, loneliness seems to have reached epidemic proportions. Countless studies have highlighted the serious and negative impact that loneliness has on our ...

February 09, 2018 | | Other Views


Take ‘racist xenophobe’ quiz: Who said this about illegal immigration?

Which alleged "racist xenophobe" made these statements about illegal immigration?

February 08, 2018 | | Other Views


Take ‘racist xenophobe’ quiz: Who said this about illegal immigration?

Which alleged "racist xenophobe" made these statements about illegal immigration?

February 08, 2018 | | Other Views


Treason is a common liberal accusation that’s tossed about

At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell "treasonous" as he mentioned the Democrats' pouting at the State of the ...

February 07, 2018 | L. BRENT BOZELL III | Other Views


Trump stays off twitter to avoid killing off State of Union buzz

There is a pattern to State of the Union addresses: The president declares the state of the nation is glowing; the opposition party reacts with ...

February 07, 2018 | | Other Views


A rigged game only Amazon will win

In September, the giant retail monopolist Amazon announced its intention to build a second corporate headquarters in Someplace, North America.

February 04, 2018 | | Other Views


US has too many enemies.

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst ...

February 04, 2018 | Pat Buchanan | Other Views


Had ‘news’ media done its job, Obama would not have won

A photojournalist withheld publication of a 2005 photograph of a smiling then-Sen. Barack Obama with a beaming Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic, anti-white leader of the ...

February 01, 2018 | | Other Views


Dreamers vs. fetuses

The Democrats blinked in the first round of the government-shutdown fight over immigration, but they promise to regroup and fight again for immigrants living in ...

January 24, 2018 | | Other Views


Law, order, and the Dreamers

Put yourself in the shoes of a typical "Dreamer" - one of the hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth brought here as small children.

January 24, 2018 | | Other Views


Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’

Maybe it's time America's psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule.

January 22, 2018 | | Other Views


Pressure builds for Trump to change federal ethanol mandate

On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel -- as many politicians, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W ...

January 22, 2018 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Pap tests are named for the doctor who developed the technique

DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr ...

January 21, 2018 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


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