Dr. Roach

Surrogacy at advanced age

DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you please comment on common or uncommon issues that might be expected in a pregnancy at age 57? I am...

Long wait for a doctor

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was seeing my primary care physician every six months for about five years. We had mutual respect, and I enjoyed...

Risk of aneurysm

DEAR DR. ROACH: My boyfriend recently was diagnosed with an aneurysm. The report says the abdominal aorta is 3.02 cm in largest dimension and...

Measles vaccination schedule

DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter is 4 years old and has, in the past five days, developed measles. She was vaccinated at 9 months...

Reason for gallbladder removal

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband's doctor is telling him to have his gallbladder removed because sometimes he has pain in his right side. They...

When to see a dermatologist

DEAR DR. ROACH: I get horrible fever blisters when I go on any tropical vacation and am exposed to lasting sun. These blisters develop...

Conversion is complicated

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 69 and take medications for blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as plenty of vitamins. I have had many...

Repeat of Shingrix reaction

DEAR DR. ROACH: I received the first dose of Shingrix this week and had pretty severe side effects, though in the range of what...

Kidney stones and supplements

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking a multivitamin for years, and now one of my physicians wants me to take a vitamin that...

Source of couples' cancers

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and my wife is now getting treatment for breast cancer. Would cooking on a...
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