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

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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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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