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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

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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What You Need to Know About Fibroids and Cancer Risk

Can uterine fibroids ever turn into cancer?

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What to Do About That Icky Post-Wax Rash

Does your skin freak out every time you get a bikini wax? Learn how to make it stop.

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Can You Overdose on Probiotics?

Is it possible to take too many probiotics?

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What to Do When Your Insurance Won’t Cover Your Birth Control

I thought health insurance had to cover birth control, but my plan doesn’t pay for the pill I’m on. Is that legal?

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The One Type of Medical Test You Definitely Don’t Need

Skip unnecessary testing and do THIS instead.

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Can’t Focus? How to Tell When It’s Time to Try Medication

I really can’t focus and constantly feel frazzled. Would it hurt to try ADHD medication?

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3 Proven Treatments That Can Ease Your PMS Symptoms

Get rid of annoying monthly symptoms.

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3 Weird Causes of Dark Circles That Have Nothing to Do With Lack of Sleep

I get plenty of sleep, so what’s with these dark undereye circles?

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Why You Shouldn’t Ask Doctors for Advice When They’re Off the Clock

Is it OK to ask my doctor friends for medical advice?

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What You Should Know About Long-Term Use of The Pill

If you’ve been taking the pill for 5 years or more, you might have some questions about how it could affect your body.

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Why Your Period Might Change After Having a Baby

After I had my second baby, my periods became a lot heavier. That didn’t happen after the first one. Why is that?

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