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Is mumps as prevalent and as serious as measles? Can I be a carrier and not know it?
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are you aware of the possibility of pancreatitis resulting from long-term vitamin D2 supplementation?
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have two boys diagnosed with limb girdle muscular dystrophy.
My 77-year-old aunt, who is in good health, had an endoscopy and was told that her stomach biopsy was positive for H. pylori.
At 64, I was in very good health except for moderate hypertension, which was treated with lisinopril.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are there any benefits to taking omega-3? — B.H.
I have fought high cholesterol and triglycerides for many years and have taken various statins for a long time
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am battling depression and have a question about psilocybin
Five years ago, I developed a blood clot in my left leg after fracturing my ankle and being immobilized for several months.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you give some additional information about H. pylori infection? I was diagnosed with it recently, via biopsies taken during an endoscopic procedure.