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Dr. Roshini Raj
Roshini Raj, MD, is Health magazine’s medical editor and coauthor of What the Yuck?!. Board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, Dr. Raj is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University Medical Center, a contributor on the Today show, and a co-founder of the Tula skin care line.
Recent Posts By Dr. Roshini Raj

3 Things You Can Catch from a Pool

Think a chlorinated pool is a safe, sterile place? Think again.

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Here’s What You Should Know About Natural Family Planning

Hint: You probably won’t want to try it after you read this.

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Why You Really Should Drink Water During Meals

I heard that it’s bad to drink water (or other fluids) during meals. Is that true?

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The Best Way to Treat Airplane Ear

I had to fly home from vacation with a cold, and now my ears are painfully clogged and I can’t hear a thing. Help!

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Can a Vitamin IV Infusion Cure a Hangover? What You Should Know

Providers of this trendy service claim that their concoctions, delivered via an IV line, can cure hangover, athletic exhaustion and even jet lag.

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One Home Remedy for Allergies That Just Doesn’t Work

Can drinking cayenne tea help with my allergies?

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How to Know When Your Bad Mood Is Something More Serious

How do I know if I’m really depressed or just extra cranky?

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There May Be Arsenic in Your Wine—But Don’t Worry

Don’t go pouring out your red and white just yet.

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Does Period Sex Raise Your Risk of Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines only the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of it—around the ovaries, bowel and other areas in your pelvis. It can cause seriously painful periods as well as a host of other frustrating symptoms.

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What You Should Know About Periods That Are More Than 4 Weeks Apart

Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out if your periods don’t show up every 28 days.

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How to Tell When a Headache Requires a Trip to the ER

Most of the time, a headache isn’t an emergency. But in general, you should seek help if it’s the worst headache of your life, or if it’s severe and unlike others you’ve had before. Here’s when to worry.

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What You Should Know About Magnesium Deficiency Before Taking a Supplement

You might have read that many American adults are lacking in this important mineral. Here’s the best way to get the magnesium you need.

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Here’s the Deal on Women Eating Their Placenta After Having a Baby

Fans of this trend say that consuming the placenta in encapsulated pills or blended into smoothies during the weeks after giving birth can help boost a new mom’s energy level, encourage breast milk production, decrease bleeding, and, most notably, alleviate the “baby blues.”

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3 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Dementia

I have a family history of dementia. Is there anything I can do to help prevent it?

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What You Should Know About Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease

I found a dog tick on my ankle. Do they cause Lyme disease?

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The Weird Reason Why Drinking Alcohol Can Make You Feel Anxious the Next Day

You know the bodily symptoms of a hangover: fatigue, headache, and nausea. But anxiety and other mood problems (like irritability or feeling down) are also pretty common effects of drinking.

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How to Tell When Feeling Tired Is a Sign of a Health Problem

Feeling sluggish? Here’s when to see your doctor about it.

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