DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was recently diagnosed with mild to moderate pulmonary fibrosis. His mother died from pulmonary fibrosis. From what we have read there is no cure, only palliative care. The thought of doing nothing to try to stop the progression is totally unacceptable when there have been such successes with immunotherapy and stem cells. Would he receive more aggressive treatment going to a pulmonary fibrosis care center that has lung disease programs? — C.D.
DEAR DR. ROACH: It seems that eating a healthy diet with an emphasis on nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables and grains is the best choice for anyone. It’s been well-documented that omega-6 is inflammatory, whereas foods containing omega-3 are not. It seems to me that we should be consuming foods that have more omega-3 in them. The only problem is that, from my research, all nuts and seeds with the exception of chia and flaxseeds have a much higher ratio of the omega-6 to the omega-3. This appears to be the case with most foods, no matter which food group they are in. How can any of the healthy foods be beneficial when so much more of the “bad fats” are being ingested? — Anon.
WARRENSBURG —To slow the spread of COVID-19, and slow the influx of cases Johnson County is seeing, the Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees has extended the current Face Covering Order through 11:59 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 92-year-old man in better-than-average health. I have had two episodes of blood in my urine in the past two months. I know this isn’t normal. At my age, I’d just like to make believe it didn’t happen. What’s my future like? — Anon.
WARRENSBURG — West-Central Independent Living Solutions was able to create 600 PPE porch packages to share with their consumers in Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis and Saline counties thanks in large part to donations from Kansas City partners.
JOHNSON COUNTY — Within the first 15 days of July, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Johnson County grew by 177, about a 57% increase from July 1.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 73, male and have been swimming a mile in inside pools every day for 10 years. Two months ago, I caught Legionella pneumonia and was in the hospital for three weeks. They said I was critical. I’m afraid to go back to swimming for fear that I’ll die if I get that disease again. What are my chances of getting it again if I return to daily swimming? — D.F.
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