DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a history of cancer with an elevated CA-125 level. Recently I had a shingles shot and soon thereafter, my CA-125 level was high. An extensive workup showed up nothing significant, and a repeat CA-125 level was back down to normal. Could the shingles shot have elevated …

"Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience."

After Joe Biden secured the Democratic presidential nomination, there was a lot of talk about how he was going to campaign differently than Hillary Clinton, especially in Pennsylvania.

Q: I recently purchased a 2020 Chevy Colorado pickup truck. This is the first vehicle I have owned that came with no gas filler cap. As I live on the east coast of Florida where we have hurricanes and rainy seasons, I am concerned about getting moisture in the fuel tank. The owner's manual d…

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently saw an ad on TV for Vascepa. It seems to be a drug for lowering triglycerides. I did some additional research and found that it also works as an anti-inflammatory. My triglycerides on my last bloodwork were 160. Would this drug be of benefit for me? Some say it's m…

"We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail."

Q. My ex and I do not agree on much. Our children go back and forth between our homes and will return to school next week. They will go to school Tuesday and Friday. The rest is online learning. Tuesday is my day, but Fridays alternate and he will not take any responsibility to get them to s…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old man in good health. I have lost about 12 pounds in the past year, with no explanation. I'm 5 feet, 9 1/2 inches tall, and my morning weight has dropped from 166-168 pounds to 154-156 pounds. It is still slowly falling.

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."Irving Berlin

Something has changed since Labor Day during this pandemic year of 2020. You could feel it and hear it, some shift in the light and the air and the mood, changes that in a normal year we might associate with going back to school and the end-of-summer pleasures.

DEAR DR. ROACH: With all the different medications available for high blood pressure, what factors determine the medicine a doctor will prescribe? -- J.E.P.

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."

Q: I am constantly receiving spam through my Comcast e-mail service. I block these e-mails to reduce the flow of junk, but inevitably the blocked e-mails repeat and I receive the message "this e-mail is from a blocked sender." If the e-mails are blocked, why do I keep getting them?

The developments inside Iraq, where a highly unusual Iraqi prime minister (a longtime human-rights activist) is fighting to normalize his country, has the most potential to change the Middle East.