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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 79-year-old woman in reasonably good health. I am very active and do everything I can for my health.
We have friends who got the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine believing it will help with exposure to COVID-19. What are your thoughts on their thinking? — P.H.
I would like to know how to treat arthritis.
There is much information about the spread of COVID germs from coughing, sneezing, speaking, etc. However, I have not seen anything about two other ways that could also spread the germs.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am almost 88 years old. All seven of my children came down with chickenpox at different times.
Whenever I go to my local VA clinic for a checkup, I’m asked if I want the pneumonia vaccine.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, you wrote about intermittent explosive disorder. I have this condition and would like your help dealing with it.
I have been using turmeric on my food for quite a while. I’ve noticed I’ve started having bouts of diarrhea. I found others’ reports of this when searching on the internet.