DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had back pain on and off for years. It does seem to get worse when I am under stress at work. My doctor took blood tests and X-rays, and can't find anything wrong. He hasn't said so, but I think he doesn't believe that I have real pain and thinks it's all in my head. What should I do? -- N.D.
ANSWER: Yours is a not
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will hold the grand opening of its VA outpatient clinic in Yuma from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 10.Tours of the new health care facility, 3111 4th Ave., will follow a formal ceremony.The new clinic, which began seeing patients in August, is located in the former Miller's Outpost store at t
Gardening tips for January:Trees: Plant bare-root deciduous fruit trees which require less than 400 chilling hours. These include Anna and Dorsett Golden apple; Gold Kist and Katy apricot; Santa Rosa plum; Tropic Snow, Babcock, Desert Gold and Bonanza Miniature peach; Fuyu persimmon; Black Mission fig; and Wonderful pomegranate.
Many people begin the new year with a New Year's resolution — a commitment to a personal goal, project or reforming a habit. As the years go by, we can continue to take on the same goals year after year. “This will be the year I stick to my exercise program” or “This year I will follow a budget.” Why are some indivi
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is 50 years old; 6 feet, 6 inches tall; and weighs 185 pounds. He exercises regularly. Last weekend he woke up with some pressure in his chest. He has a history of heart disease in his family, and we went to the emergency room. One of the first things the doctor asked was, "Do you have Marfan's syndrome?" We'd never he
• Cowboy church — The Assembly of God Church will have a cowboy church at 10:45 a.m. and singspiration at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.• Wellton Library — Conversational Spanish class is 10:30 a.m. today, baby time at 1:30 p.m. Bilingual computer class is 10:30 a.m. Saturday. A representative from Amberly's Place from 9 a.m
A common recurring nightmare is finding yourself in a public place without any clothing. This nightmare cuts to the heart of one of our primal fears: the fear of not having privacy and the protections which privacy provides.Today, nosy neighbors, or those with more malicious intentions, can find a great deal of information about you
The Yuma County Historical Society is organizing a series of lectures and tours from January through April that will provide expert insight into the events and individuals responsible for shaping modern Yuma.“The tours are being offered to Yuma-area residents, returning winter visitors, our Arizona Historical Society members an
Yuma is the home of two of the nation's premier military facilities. Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is the busiest air station in the Marines and third in the Department of the Navy, while Yuma Proving Ground is the U.S. Army's busiest test center.Whether it's been months or years since you have been to either of these bases, they bot
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 70 years old, male, about eight pounds underweight, walk 3 miles almost every day, have high blood pressure and am at high risk of developing diabetes, since my mother and brother had diabetes. I take losartan/HCTZ (I used to take quinapril/HCTZ), which, according to the literature, causes elevated blood glucose. I have elev
Now that the new year is under way, thoughts are directed to January hunt seasons now in progress. Check on over-the-counter permit tags when you get your 2013 license, as well as spring hunt seasons beginning soon. The online application service is also now available for 2013 elk and pronghorn antelope hunts with the hunt draw information bookl
Travis G. CullisonArmy Pfc. Travis G. Cullison has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.Cullison, the son of Greg and Melissa Cullison of Wellton, is a 2011 graduate of Antelope Union High Sc
The newly reorganized Yuma Fine Arts Association is launching the new year with quite a splash at the Yuma Art Center with a show this month by local artist Chris Tortorici and a collection of artwork by several members of Mountain Shadows Artists.
And in the third gallery, a special military exhibit will be featured in conjunction with
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 61-year-old male. Most of the hair around the outside and front of my legs has disappeared. My family doctor sent me to have the blood pressure in my legs checked and get a testosterone test, both normal. He sent me to a neurologist, and all the tests there were normal. The neurologist told me he, too, had the same problem
Yuma Community Theater's “My Fair Lady” has been a year in the making, and all that preparation is about to pay off when the musical opens this Friday.Director Ralph Gray is an experienced hand at musicals and knows that the singing, dancing, musical accompaniment and generally larger casts add extra layers on top of acto
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are Epsom salts good or bad for blistered or cut feet in a diabetic? -- F.S.
ANSWER: This isn't an easy question to answer. I found conflicting advice and no clear evidence to support either side, so let me tell you what I think: First off, cuts and blisters on the foot of a diabetic need careful monitoring; infecti
Franklin Cornelius says that if the Marine Corps got him into shape years ago, it's the Yuma Senior Games that are keeping his 79-year-old body feeling like it's only 40.“Like the Marines say, if you're tired, it's just weakness leaving the body!” said Cornelius, who has competed in the games for 10 years and earned more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I realize most of the letters you print are from senior citizens, like me. I am 72 and have health issues -- high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and arthritis, and I realize I will not live forever. One of my friends woke me up when she said she "has to die of something." The thought of death does not petrify me. When I've
Given the ever increasing costs associated with higher education, many may be wondering if attending college is still a positive investment in one's future.
As an associate professor for Arizona Western College and a program coordinator for the University of Arizona, I definitely approach this subject with a biased opinion. However, a pl
American Business Women’s Association Women’s Expo 2012 co-chair’s Tina Eaton (far left), Tina Eaton Realty and Karen McCafferty (far right), operations manager for Corona Optique, present a check for $1,000 for the K.I.D.S. CuddleKit Closet to Dr. Laura Hartman, board member.
American Business Women’s Association Women’s Expo 2012 co-chair’s Tina Eaton (center), Tina Eaton Realty and Karen McCafferty (far right), operations manager for Corona Optique, present a check for $1,000 for the Boys and Girls Club to Capt. Randy Hartt of The Salvation Army.
Classical guitarist Tom Sheeley will perform Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as part of the church’s popular annual concert series. The concert is set for 5 p.m. Sheeley will perform with Chase Coleman, a classical and jazz pianist. The church is located at 1550 S. 14th Ave. in Yuma. Admission will be a free will offering.
DEAR DR. ROACH: When I was 39, I had a total hysterectomy. The doctor put me on hormone-replacement pills -- first strong, then gradually weaker ones. Now I am on a patch, estradiol derm 50. My doctor told me to take it for the rest of my life, because it is good for the bones. I am 79 now and have a different doctor, who told me to stop it. I t
• Gospel concert — A concert presented by the Master Quartet will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Assembly of God Church in Wellton.• Wellton Rose Garden — The next work session is 9 a.m. Wednesday. Meet at the garden in front of the Wellton Elementary School. Wear gloves for the cleaning and pruning project, bring gar