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Celeste Robb-Nicholson, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medical Assoc. 10
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/724-4600
Fax617/724-7799
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TitleEditor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentHarvard Health Publications


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  1. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. At 65, I have begun to notice tiny threadlike shapes in my vision, which my doctor calls "floaters." Should I be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Jun; 20(10):2.
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  2. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. An MRI of my knee shows I have a torn medial meniscus and mild osteoarthritis. What treatment options should I consider? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Jun; 20(10):2.
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  3. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I'm 52 years old. Should I take glucosamine and chondroitin to relieve my osteoarthritis pain and maintain cartilage? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Apr; 20(8):2.
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  4. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have positional vertigo and use the Epley maneuver for that. Will the Epley maneuver also help my tinnitus? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Apr; 20(8):2.
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  5. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have chronic sinusitis that flares up into an infection a couple of times each year. Do nasal saline washes really help prevent flares? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Mar; 20(7):2.
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  6. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have chronic diarrhea because of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Should I take probiotics? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Mar; 20(7):2.
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  7. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. Is it true that women are more susceptible than men to the effects of alcohol, and if so, why is this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Jan; 20(5):2.
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  8. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. My dermatologist is recommending Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer on my nose. What does this involve? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2013 Jan; 20(5):2.
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  9. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. What can you tell me about cluster calcifications in the breast? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Dec; 20(4):2.
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  10. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have frequent migraine headaches. Does this increase my risk of memory loss or dementia? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Dec; 20(4):2.
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  11. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. Recently my eyes have been more sensitive and irritated, and it's uncomfortable to wear my contact lenses. My eye doctor says I have dry eyes and advises artificial tears. Is there anything else I should do? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Nov; 20(3):2.
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  12. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have itching near my vagina, which my doctor says is due to lichen sclerosus. What can you tell me about this condition? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Nov; 20(3):2.
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  13. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and want to try using a light box. Should I be concerned about damage to my eyes? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Oct; 20(2):2.
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  14. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have urinary incontinence and have heard bladder training might help. Could it stave off surgery? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Oct; 20(2):2.
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  15. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have high blood pressure. Is it worth it to buy a blood pressure monitor to check my pressure at home? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Sep; 20(1):2.
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  16. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I often fly on business from Chicago to Europe. Do you have any tips for managing jet lag? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Sep; 20(1):2.
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  17. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I am 70 and have had all the usual childhood diseases and shots. What immunizations do I need now? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Aug; 19(12):2.
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  18. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have hyperthyroidism and my doctor wants me to undergo radioactive iodine treatment. Its seems a bit scary. Must I do it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Aug; 19(12):2.
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  19. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. In the January issue, you recommended the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate, which includes only one to two servings of dairy a day. Don't we need more than that to get enough calcium? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 May; 19(9):8.
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  20. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I've seen advertisements for mangosteen juice claiming it has lots of antioxidants and health benefits, including anticancer effects. Is there any truth to this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 May; 19(9):7.
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  21. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I like to look tanned, but I'm somewhat fair-skinned and can't be in the sun much. Are self-tanning lotions and sprays a good idea? Are they safe? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 May; 19(9):7-8.
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  22. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I had pain and some bleeding during bowel movements. My doctor says it's an anal fissure. What is that, and what's the best way to treat it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Apr; 19(8):8.
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  23. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I recently switched from Prilosec to its generic form omeprazole, and it doesn't relieve my heartburn as well as Prilosec. Aren't generics supposed to be the same as the brand-name drugs? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Apr; 19(8):8.
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  24. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have a Baker's cyst in my right knee. It has been drained twice and recurred. Are there any other treatments for it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Mar; 19(7):8.
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  25. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have Dupuytren's contracture in both hands. I've had "needle" surgery in one hand, and the fingers straightened. But they seem to want to contract again. What can I do? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Jan; 19(5):7.
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  26. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I'm 64 and have been diagnosed with uveitis in my right eye. What causes it, and what is the best treatment for it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Jan; 19(5):8.
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  27. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. Ten years ago, I had uterine artery embolization to get rid of uterine fibroids. How long do the plastic particles they inject into the arteries stay in the body? Do they dissolve? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2012 Jan; 19(5):7.
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  28. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I'm looking for information on Prolia and Reclast as alternatives to Boniva. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Nov; 19(3):8.
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  29. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I'm 75 years old and healthy. My doctor is still recommending annual Pap tests for me. I have no history of any problems in this area and have had normal Pap tests for years. Is this necessary at my age? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Oct; 19(2):8.
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  30. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have pain from osteoarthritis in both knees. I'm curious about the cream made from a substance in hot peppers. How does it relieve pain? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Oct; 19(2):8.
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  31. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I recently developed a craving to chew on several ice cubes a day. What causes this? Is it unhealthy? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Apr; 18(8):8.
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  32. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I'm 50 years old and have never had an HPV test. Do I need one as part of my health screening? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Apr; 18(8):8.
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  33. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I recently had a right hip replacement and my doctor says I'm now ready to use a cane. Do you have any recommendations about the best way to use it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Mar; 18(7):8.
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  34. Robb-Nicholson C. Ask the doctor. I have osteoporosis and a recent spine fracture. I hear there's a minor surgical procedure that can fix the fracture. Can you tell me anything about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2011 Jan; 18(5):8.
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  35. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been diagnosed as having chilblains in the fingers on both hands. What causes chilblains? Is there a cure? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Dec; 18(4):8.
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  36. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I keep hearing that aspirin can help prevent colon cancer, but I have no idea how much I should take. Can you help? I've had adenomatous polyps in the past. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Dec; 18(4):8.
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  37. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. How much protein do I need every day? Does it matter what kind I eat? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Nov; 18(3):8.
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  38. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about radiation risk from medical imaging. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Oct; 18(2):4-5.
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  39. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been advised not to take my statin drug, simvastatin, with grapefruit juice. But is it safe to take the medication at night and then drink grapefruit juice in the morning? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Oct; 18(2):8.
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  40. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I suffer from blepharitis and have tried many medications, but the condition always returns. How can I cure it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Sep; 18(1):8.
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  41. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Is it true that cataracts are made of calcium? Can I do anything to avoid getting a cataract? What about diet? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Jul; 17(11):8.
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  42. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Last August you wrote about platelet-rich plasma therapy for chronic tendon problems. Has there been any news since then? I ask because I'm thinking about it for my tennis elbow. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Jun; 17(10):8.
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  43. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. A relative in Australia was told to take krill oil capsules, which are advertised as better for heart health than fish oil. What's your opinion? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Jun; 17(10):8.
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  44. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. From time to time, my eyelids twitch. What causes this, and is there anything I can do about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 May; 17(9):8.
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  45. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been trying to lose weight for a long time and nothing seems to work. What do you know about the HCG diet? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 May; 17(9):8.
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  46. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've tried a lot of things for a fungal infection in one of my toenails, but it just won't go away. What do you know about a new treatment that uses laser? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Apr; 17(8):8.
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  47. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 79 years old and have been taking 3,000 mg of vitamin C a day for years. I'm now uneasy about taking this amount and plan to cut back to 1,000 mg daily. Is this the right dose? Will my body be startled by the abrupt change? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Mar; 17(7):8.
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  48. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about screening mammography. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Feb; 17(6):4-5.
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  49. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've had pain and burning near the entrance to my vagina for a long time. My doctor says it's probably vulvodynia. What can you tell me about this condition? How is it treated? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Feb; 17(6):8.
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  50. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. On the basis of a blood test, my doctor wants me to take high doses of vitamin D for three months. I hear there are wide variations among laboratories performing these tests. Should I trust my first results, or take the test again? What are the risks of taking high doses of vitamin D? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Jan; 17(5):7-8.
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  51. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've heard that club soda, seltzer water, and sparkling mineral waters rob the bones of calcium? Is this true? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 Jan; 17(5):8.
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  52. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. A friend was recently diagnosed with whooping cough. Her doctor told her that everyone, no matter what age, should be vaccinated for the disease every 10 years. Is that true? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Dec; 17(4):7.
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  53. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I developed a hoarse voice and annoying phlegm in my throat and was surprised to learn that the cause was acid reflux. I've never had heartburn, so I don't know how this could have happened. Can you explain? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Dec; 17(4):8.
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  54. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. The "Women's Health Initiative" found that hormone therapy wasn't helpful for avoiding dementia; there was some suggestion that it might even cause cognitive problems. Am I at risk for dementia by continuing hormone therapy? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Nov; 17(3):8.
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  55. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What do you think about using inversion tables to relieve back pain? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Nov; 17(3):8.
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  56. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have stress urinary incontinence and don't want to have surgery. What can you tell me about Renessa? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Oct; 17(2):8.
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  57. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Fifteen years ago, I had surgery for a torn meniscus and was told I had arthritis. I'm now 79, and my knee hurts most days, though I still exercise daily on a stationary bike. I hate to take pills. Should I consider a knee replacement? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Oct; 17(2):8.
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  58. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Does tanning in a tanning bed cause less damage than natural sunlight? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Sep; 17(1):8.
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  59. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What's your professional opinion of platelet-rich plasma therapy for soft tissue injuries? Is it safe for older adults? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Aug; 16(12):8.
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  60. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What exactly happens when I eat something cold and get an ice-cream headache? Is it harmful in any way? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Aug; 16(12):8.
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  61. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been diagnosed with pseudogout, which I understand is caused by a buildup of calcium crystals in the joints. Should I be concerned about taking a calcium supplement? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Jul; 16(11):8.
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  62. Robb-Nicholson C. What are the pros and cons of taking peppermint oil? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Jul; 16(11):8.
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  63. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 61 and recently began to have a vaginal discharge. It's not itchy, but sexual intercourse is painful. My doctor diagnosed it as strep B vaginitis and prescribed amoxicillin, which helped. But the discharge returned within a week. What do you recommend? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Jun; 16(10):8.
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  64. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 69 and have taking Fosamax for 10 years. My doctor has approved a "drug holiday," provided we use a CTX test to monitor my bones. Can you explain? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 May; 16(9):8.
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  65. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. You recently wrote about weak, brittle fingernails with longitudinal ridges. I have strong nails and horizontal ridges. What causes this, and what can I do about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Apr; 16(8):8.
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  66. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 78. I had breast cancer nine years ago and have been taking Arimidex for six years. I have pain and some bleeding after intercourse, despite using Astroglide. My gynecologist prescribed vaginal estrogen cream. Is that safe for me? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Apr; 16(8):8.
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  67. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Do I need to take antibiotics before dental cleanings and other procedures to prevent infection in my hip prosthesis? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Mar; 16(7):8.
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  68. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have healthy cholesterol levels, but a high triglyceride level. What are triglycerides, and how dangerous is it to have high levels? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Mar; 16(7):8.
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  69. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. How often should a healthy 55-year-old woman have a colonoscopy? Do the benefits outweigh the risk of complications, such as bowel perforation? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2009 Jan; 16(5):8.
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  70. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Is there an age when a woman no longer needs a Pap smear? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Dec; 16(4):8.
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  71. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 80 and suffer from an overactive bladder that hasn't responded to the usual treatments. My urologist is recommending an Interstim neuromodulator. What are the pros and cons of this therapy? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Nov; 16(3):8.
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  72. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Recently, I had a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate uterine fibroids. During the procedure, the radiologist found a cyst in one of my kidneys. Should I be concerned about kidney cancer? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Oct; 16(2):8.
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  73. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've heard that red yeast rice can help lower cholesterol. What can you tell me about its effectiveness and safety? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Oct; 16(2):8.
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  74. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have small white bumps on my eyelids, which drive me crazy. They don't hurt, but they look awful. I've been told they're Meibomian cysts and that the only solution is surgery. What is your take on this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Sep; 16(1):8.
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  75. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've seen a lot of Internet ads for Hoodia, a natural supplement that suppresses your appetite. What do you know about it? Does it work, is it safe? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Aug; 15(12):8.
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  76. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What UVA-blocking ingredients should I look for in a sunscreen? And does a higher SPF rating mean greater UVA protection? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Aug; 15(12):8.
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  77. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My ophthalmologist says I have drusen scattered over the macula in both eyes and wants to check them every nine months. Could you say something about what drusen are and what they mean? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Jul; 15(11):8.
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  78. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. For healthy omega-3 fats we hear so much about, which is better--ground flax seed or fish oil capsules? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Jun; 15(10):8.
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  79. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been getting cortisone injections in my knee for osteoarthritis every four months. What are the possible side effects, and how long can I continue this? I'm a strong 81-year old. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 Jun; 15(10):8.
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  80. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can you tell me about coronary calcium scores and overall heart health? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2008 May; 15(9):8.
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  81. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I take Fosamax with vitamin D and a multivitamin that contains vitamin D. Now I see my calcium tablets also have vitamin D in them. Am I getting too much of this vitamin? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Nov; 15(3):8.
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  82. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My doctor prescribed a low-dose vaginal estrogen cream, applied twice a week, for atrophic vaginitis. I've heard this dose is so low that it carries no health risk. Do you agree? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Nov; 15(3):7.
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  83. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. This year I've had four urinary tract infections. Each cleared up with antibiotic treatment. Now, my doctor is prescribing a prophylactic antibiotic, Bactrim 400/80, that I'm supposed to take every day. Are there long-term risks in this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Oct; 15(2):7-8.
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  84. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I was surprised to see an ad in one of my cooking magazines promoting palm oil as a healthy fat. I thought it was supposed to be really bad for you. What's the story? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Oct; 15(2):7.
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  85. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 67 and had shingles four years ago. Am I immune to it now? If not, should I get the new shingles vaccine? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Oct; 15(2):8.
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  86. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. If I want to lower my blood pressure, how much salt can I afford to take? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Aug; 14(12):8.
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  87. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can you tell me about the mineral strontium, which is advertised for treating osteoporosis? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Aug; 14(12):7.
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  88. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about HPV vaccination. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Aug; 14(12):1-2.
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  89. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Should I supplement my diet with Ambrotose? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Jul; 14(11):8.
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  90. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Should I take an intravenous drug for osteoporosis? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Jul; 14(11):8.
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  91. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Should I switch from tamoxifen to an aromatase inhibitor? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Jun; 14(10):8.
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  92. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have white skin patches on both hands. My doctor says it's vitiligo. What causes this, and how can I treat it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 May; 14(9):8.
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  93. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about the periodic health exam. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 May; 14(9):1-2.
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  94. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm a healthy 65-year-old woman and just had my first bone density test. How often do I need to have it repeated? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Apr; 14(8):8.
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  95. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I heard that taking a proton-pump inhibitor could cause hip fractures. I've been taking 20 mg of Prilosec every day for a year. Should I be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Mar; 14(7):8.
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  96. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. For years, I was plagued by cold sores and took antiviral drugs to treat the outbreaks. But at a friend's suggestion, I started taking lysine every day, and it seems to prevent them altogether. What do you know about this supplement? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Mar; 14(7):8.
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  97. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I understand that NSAID patches are used in Europe to treat some kinds of arthritis. Are they available in the United States? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Feb; 14(6):8.
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  98. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What kind of radiation causes thyroid cancer? What about microwave ovens and dental x-rays? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Feb; 14(6):8.
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  99. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently switched from Prilosec to its generic form, omeprazole. The generic form doesn't give me as much relief from heartburn as Prilosec does. Aren't generics supposed to be the same as the brand-name drugs? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2007 Jan; 14(5):8.
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  100. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about working with a hospitalist. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Dec; 14(4):6.
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  101. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 60 and have osteoporosis. My doctor is recommending Fosamax, but I'm concerned about jawbone problems. Are there any other drugs I can take? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Dec; 14(4):8.
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  102. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Does post-herpetic neuralgia raise C-reactive protein? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Nov; 14(3):8.
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  103. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I read that spirulina is the next wonder vitamin. What can you tell me about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Nov; 14(3):8.
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  104. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'd like to keep the tanned look I got during summer vacation. Are self-tanning lotions and sprays a good idea? Are they safe to use? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Oct; 14(2):8.
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  105. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. A family friend just started smoking again. He doesn't smoke while my young daughter and I are there, but his house is saturated with the smell. Is this secondhand smoke? Should I be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Oct; 14(2):8.
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  106. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm hearing more and more about deterioration of the jawbone associated with bisphosphonate drugs. I've been taking Fosamax for over six years for osteoporosis. What should I do? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Sep; 14(1):8.
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  107. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 48 years old, and 26 years ago I had a cone biopsy after an abnormal Pap test. Since then, all my Pap tests have been normal. But for the past three years, scar tissue has made it difficult for my gynecologist to get adequate cells. What do I do about Pap smears now? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Aug; 13(12):8.
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  108. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I was vaccinated against Lyme disease in 2000. Do I still need to be careful about tick bites? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Aug; 13(12):8.
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  109. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been taking Prilosec for over a year for GERD. Recently, I read that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors increases the risk of certain gastric cancers. Your opinion? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Jul; 13(11):8.
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  110. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Pomegranate juice is supposed to be a health food, but I've heard that it can interfere with some medications, the way grapefruit juice can. I take Lipitor and wonder if I should be concerned. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Jul; 13(11):8.
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  111. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can I do about osteoarthritis of the knee? For several months, I've been taking a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement, but I still get painful flare-ups. Do these supplements really work? What else can I do to ease the pain? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Jun; 13(10):8.
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  112. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. In your December 2005 article on lung cancer, you mention "certain other airborne substances" as risk factors. What about mold spores? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 May; 13(9):8.
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  113. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My mother and I have a friendly disagreement about fats for baking cookies. I say shortening is the unhealthiest because of its high trans fat content; my mother says butter or lard is worse. What's the verdict? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 May; 13(9):8.
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  114. Robb-Nicholson C. Real-life answers. Newsweek. 2006 Apr 24; 147(17):85-6.
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  115. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Recently, I read about a new vaccine against cancer of the cervix. Is this something I should consider? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2006 Apr; 13(8):8.
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  116. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've heard that taking Fosamax for a long time causes the jawbone to deteriorate. Do you know anything about this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Dec; 13(4):8.
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  117. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Some brands of fresh chicken claim to be healthier because they're antibiotic-free. Are the antibiotics in chicken unsafe to eat? What are they for? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Nov; 13(3):8.
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  118. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. For two years in a row, the lab that handles my Pap smears has reported "insufficient cell count". My doctor says it's nothing to worry about, but my health insurance company considers these "abnormal" Paps and has put me in a higher-risk category because of it. Should I be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Nov; 13(3):8.
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  119. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have a pain in my right buttock, which my doctor says is ischial bursitis. Is there anything I can do for the pain or to make the condition go away? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Oct; 13(2):8.
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  120. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about: hospice. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Sep; 13(1):3.
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  121. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I seem to sweat a great deal from my hands and underarms, more than my friends do. Sometimes I can't write or shake hands because my palms are dripping with sweat. Is there anything I can do about this embarrassing problem? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Sep; 13(1):8.
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  122. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. DEET makes a mess of my fly fishing gear. I've heard there are some new mosquito repellents that don't contain DEET. Are they any good? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Aug; 12(12):8.
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  123. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Can you tell me anything about a new cosmetic treatment called Thermage? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Aug; 12(12):8.
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  124. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've heard you can lower your blood pressure by using a breathing device called Resperate. Do you know anything about this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jul; 12(11):8.
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  125. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I travel frequently and always carry my estrogen and thyroid pills with me. Could the radiation from airport security alter them or make them less effective? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jul; 12(11):8.
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  126. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently developed a vaginal yeast infection--a surprise because I haven't had one in many years. Aren't these infections unusual in postmenopausal women? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jun; 12(10):8.
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  127. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have gout. I've read that foods high in purine can aggravate the condition. What is purine, and how can I reduce it in my diet. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jun; 12(10):8.
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  128. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have irritable bowel syndrome, with frequent bloating and constipation. My doctor prescribed a six-week course of Zelnorm, which really helped. Is it safe to take long-term? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 May; 12(9):8.
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  129. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about aspirin. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 May; 12(9):2.
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  130. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm told I snore at night. I was completely unaware of it. Is snoring unhealthy? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 May; 12(9):8.
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  131. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. In January, you wrote about an ultra-low dose estrogen patch that helps prevent osteoporosis. Is it available to the public? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Apr; 12(8):8.
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  132. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I wake up at night with pins and needles in one or both of my hands. I've tried chiropractic, physical therapy, and a special pillow, with no success. What's causing this, and what can I do to stop it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Apr; 12(8):8.
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  133. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can you tell me about natural hormonal and herbal preparations advertised to enlarge breasts? Do they work, and are they safe? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Mar; 12(7):8.
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  134. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I notice that parabens are found in many cosmetics and skin care products. I heard that they're carcinogenic. Is that true? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Mar; 12(7):8.
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  135. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Which calcium supplement is better for older women, calcium citrate or calcium carbonate? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Feb; 12(6):8.
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  136. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I get cold sores every few months. I'm worried I'll have them when I'm away on vacation next month. What can I do to prevent them? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jan; 12(5):8.
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  137. Robb-Nicholson C. Gynecologist or internist? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jan; 12(5):3.
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  138. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I read that glucosamine can affect insulin levels and may be ill-advised for diabetics. Does it cause diabetes in people who don't already have the disease? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2005 Jan; 12(5):8.
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  139. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about LDL cholesterol. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Nov; 12(3):3.
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  140. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. In the winter, my hands get very cold and occasionally turn white. Last year, even my nose got white patches. My doctor calls it a mild case of Raynaud's. What do you think? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Nov; 12(3):8.
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  141. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been diagnosed with deQuervain's tenosynovitis. What can I do to help it heal? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Oct; 12(2):8.
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  142. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Three years ago I had a deep vein thrombosis. Should I now avoid any treatment for spider or varicose veins? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Oct; 12(2):8.
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  143. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. The stories about mercury and other toxins in fish have me worried that my fish oil supplements may be contaminated. Have there been any studies of these toxins in fish oil capsules? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Sep; 12(1):8.
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  144. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I had pain some bleeding with bowel movements. I thought it was a hemorrhoid, but my doctor says it's an anal fissure. How did I get this, and what's the best way to treat it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Sep; 12(1):8.
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  145. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about. Screening for ovarian cancer. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Sep; 12(1):5.
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  146. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I have a cyst on a Bartholin's gland. What causes it, and how can it be prevented? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Aug; 11(12):8.
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  147. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I read that women with metabolic syndrome are at risk of getting heart disease. How do I know if I have it? Is there anything to do about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Aug; 11(12):8.
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  148. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm only 52 years old and I've been diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my lower back. What exactly does this mean? I take ibuprofen daily, and it helps some. What else can I do? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Jul; 11(11):8.
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  149. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been taking Lipitor to control my cholesterol for four years. I don't want to have a heart attack like my mother did, but is it safe to take this medication for years on end? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Jun; 11(10):8.
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  150. Robb-Nicholson C. Health for life M.D.: our doctor's advice. Newsweek. 2004 May 10; 143(19):78.
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  151. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I read recently about a link between antibiotics and breast cancer. What do you make of it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 May; 11(9):8.
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  152. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What happened to tibolone--the estrogen alternative we heard about a while ago? Did it turn out not to be effective? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Apr; 11(8):8.
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  153. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I was astounded to read that women who test positive for the breast cancer gene have as much as an 80% risk of getting breast cancer. Shouldn't we all be tested? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Mar; 11(7):8.
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  154. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've recently heard about a new cholesterol drug called Zetia. Does it work better than a statin? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Mar; 11(7):8.
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  155. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My husband takes an aspirin every day to reduce his risk of another heart attack. I'm 60 and healthy. Is there any reason I shouldn't do the same to avoid a heart attack or stroke? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Feb; 11(6):8.
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  156. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been told I have lichen sclerosus. What can you tell me about this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Feb; 11(6):8.
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  157. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor discusses...advance care directives. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Jan; 11(5):7.
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  158. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 60 years old and have always been told my blood pressure, which is around 130/80, is normal. According to recent medical news, I have a condition called "prehypertension". Do I have high blood pressure or not? And should I be treated for it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Jan; 11(5):8.
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  159. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My doctor told me I'm overdue for a tetanus booster. I'm 60, and I wonder if it's really necessary at my age. Can't I just get one if I get a deep cut? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2004 Jan; 11(5):8.
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  160. Barnett GO, Barry MJ, Robb-Nicholson C, Morgan M. Overcoming information overload: an information system for the primary care physician. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004; 107(Pt 1):273-6.
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  161. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm five years into menopause. Recently my breasts became tender and I noticed vaginal secretions, but no bleeding--as if I were about to have a period. Should I be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Dec; 11(4):8.
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  162. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've had a burning sensation near the entrance to my vagina for about three years. After several tests, my doctor said I probably have vulvodynia. Can you tell me what causes it? Is there a cure? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Dec; 11(4):8.
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  163. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What causes fingernails to split and break, and what can be done about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Nov; 11(3):8.
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  164. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. A new television ad says I should ask my doctor about Plavix, a drug that reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. I'm 65 years old and healthy. Should I be taking Plavix preventively? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Nov; 11(3):8.
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  165. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've read that hair analysis can tell me a lot about my health. Is this true? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Oct; 11(2):8.
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  166. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Most of your hormone articles are about Premarin, made from the urine of pregnant horses, combined with Provera, an artificial progesterone. My pharmacist compounds a natural cream for me, using hormones identical to mine, and I swear by it. What's your opinion? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Oct; 11(2):8.
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  167. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. For several years, I've taken the calcium-channel blocker Procardia to control my hypertension. Could it decrease the calcium in my body and thus increase my risk for osteoporosis? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Sep; 11(1):8.
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  168. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently read that anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the risk of breast cancer. Is this true? Can you tell me anything about this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Sep; 11(1):8.
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  169. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently saw a TV ad for a product called "coral calcium," which is supposed to prevent osteoporosis and other diseases. What do you know about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Aug; 10(12):8.
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  170. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I don't hear nearly as much about hair loss in women as in men. But I'm 65 and have watched my hair thin considerably over the past five or six years. Is there anything I can do about it? What about Rogaine? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jul; 10(11):8.
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  171. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. You've written about the dangers of getting too much vitamin A from retinol. Do you know of any multivitamin brands that tell you how much retinol you're getting? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jul; 10(11):8.
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  172. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can you tell me about SARS? How worried should I be? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jun; 10(10):8.
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  173. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've heard about a new rheumatoid arthritis drug that I'd only have to take every two weeks. What do you know about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 May; 10(9):8.
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  174. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I keep hearing that alcohol, even in moderate amounts, raises the risk of developing breast cancer. How does it do that? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 May; 10(9):8.
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  175. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can I do about irregular bleeding during perimenopause? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Apr; 10(8):8.
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  176. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What's happened to my sense of taste? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Apr; 10(8):8.
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  177. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently read that the new osteoporosis drug Forteo is better than any available alternative. Since so many of us who are postmenopausal are at risk for osteoporosis, shouldn't we be taking it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Mar; 10(7):8.
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  178. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. The more I eat a health diet--one that's rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables--the more trouble I have with flatulence. Is this unusual? Any suggestions? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Mar; 10(7):8.
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  179. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently read that Tylenol and anti-inflammatory drugs can cause high blood pressure. This doesn't leave me with many pain relief options. What do you suggest? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Feb; 10(6):8.
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  180. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. After stopping Prempro last year, I developed really uncomfortable vaginal dryness. My doctor has recommended the vaginal estrogen ring. Is it safe? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Feb; 10(6):8.
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  181. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What can you tell me about the new drug Provigil? I've read that it helps people stay awake without feeling jittery. For those of us who work a lot of overtime, it sounds like a dream come true. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jan; 10(5):8.
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  182. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way doctor. I've often wondered about the expiration data on prescription drugs. Is it unsafe to take them after they expire? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jan; 10(5):8.
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  183. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 50 years old, and like everybody else my age, I was vaccinated against smallpox before first grade. Do I still have some immunity? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Dec; 10(4):8.
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  184. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I would like to start the resistance-training program you outlined in your August 2002 issue. I feel fine now, but I had a heart attack five years ago. Is it safe for me to do those exercises? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Dec; 10(4):8.
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  185. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. In your June 2002 issue, you reported on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in fish, especially those found in deep, cold waters. Do these benefits come only from fish caught in the wild, or do farm-raised fish contain comparable amounts of such fatty acids? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Nov; 10(3):8.
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  186. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way doctor. I've been reading about the cosmetic benefits of Botox injections, but what are the risks? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Nov; 10(3):8.
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  187. Robb-Nicholson C. A doctor talks about: why researchers stopped the Women's Health Initiative study of estrogen and progestin and what this means for you. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Sep; 10(1):8.
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  188. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Is MSM as good as it sounds? Can you tell me anything about the dietary supplement MSM? I've heard it's supposed to relieve arthritis pain. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Aug; 9(12):8.
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  189. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Should I test my cholesterol at home? I recently saw an ad for a cholesterol test kit for home use. It seems like a good way to keep track of my cholesterol. Is there any reason not to use something like this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Aug; 9(12):8.
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  190. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way doctor. I was relieved to read that the United States will soon have enough smallpox vaccine for everyone. Should my family and I be vaccinated? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Jul; 9(11):8.
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  191. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way doctor. If you eat a food that you're allergic to, does it have to go all the way through the digestive tract to have an allergic effect? Wouldn't that make several meals suspect? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Jun; 9(10):8.
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  192. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way doctor. I'm puzzled about the difference between colon polyps and endometrial polyps. A polyp found during a colonoscopy is always removed. Is the same true for an endometrial polyp? Do endometrial polyps put you at risk for uterine cancer the same way colon polyps do for colon cancer? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 May; 9(9):8.
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  193. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Your article about anxiety in the March 2002 issue neglected to mention the herb kava as a treatment for anxiety. I've been using it, and I thought its effectiveness for anxiety was widely accepted. Why did you omit it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Apr; 9(8):8.
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  194. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. A few months ago, I was surprised to read that a new study has raised a question about the value of screening mammograms. Is that true? I thought the importance of having such mammograms was well-established. I'm 52 and have been getting annual mammograms for 10 years. Should I stop? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Mar; 9(7):8.
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  195. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've had a pain in my shoulder for two weeks, which my doctor says is tendonitis of my rotator cuff. What can you tell me about this condition? I can't recall doing anything to cause the pain. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2002 Feb; 9(6):7-8.
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  196. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, Doctor. Whenever I read about the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the researchers always seem to use 0.625 mg of Premarin. I'm taking 1 mg of Estrace daily. How does this compare to the standard dose of Premarin? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Dec; 9(5):7.
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  197. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, Doctor. I recently read that doctors no longer recommend that we examine our breasts on a monthly basis. This contradicts everything I've heard about early detection of breast cancer. What do you advise? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Dec; 9(5):8.
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  198. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, Doctor. I've seen advertisements for red clover as a treatment for menopausal symptoms. Is it an effective alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Dec; 9(5):7.
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  199. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, Doctor. My doctor sent me a copy of my bone density test, and I was confused by seeing two measurements: a T-score and a Z-score. Could you please explain the difference? Is one more important than the other? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Nov; 9(4):8.
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  200. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm one year into menopause and really bothered by hot flashes and vaginal dryness. I'd like to take hormone replacement therapy, but I'm worried about increasing my risk of getting breast cancer. My doctor said I can take HRT at a dose longer than what's usually prescribed. What do you think? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Sep; 9(1):7.
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  201. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently read about a new way of screening for breast cancer called ductal lavage. Can you tell me anything about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Sep; 9(1):7-8.
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  202. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Can you tell me if hair dye can cause cancer? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Aug; 8(12):8.
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  203. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently had a sigmoidoscopy and was told I have diverticulosis. Is this a serious condition? Is there anything I can do about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Aug; 8(12):7.
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  204. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been taking Prempro as a hormone replacement of six years and have decided to taper off. My doctor has cut my estrogen dose in half. Should my dose of progesterone be reduced as well? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Jul; 8(11):8.
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  205. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I received a widely circulated e-mail message about use of the CA-125 blood test in screening for ovarian cancer. The message suggested that the CA-125 test be used for routine screening, like a Pap smear. Do you agree? What's your opinion of this test? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Jul; 8(11):8.
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  206. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently heard that I can take Fosamax once a week for osteoporosis, rather than every day. Is it really effective when taken this way? Is there a downside? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 May; 8(9):8.
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  207. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. NOw that pollen season is underway, I need a decongestant. The one I've used for years was taken off the market because it contained PPA. What is PPA, and why is it a problem? What can I use instead? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 May; 8(9):7-8.
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  208. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I know about the benefits of liposuction. But what about the downside? Does it cause much pain? How long does it take to recover? What about regaining fat in the same location? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Apr; 8(8):8.
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  209. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. For the past few months, I've had a pain in my leg, which my doctor calls piriformis syndrome. What can you tell me about this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Mar; 8(7):8.
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  210. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently received an e-mail warning about a risk for breast cancer associated with using antiperspirants. Are you familiar with this theory? Is it valid? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Mar; 8(7):7.
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  211. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been taking Paxil for depression for about six months. Although it's helped my symptoms of depression, I've lost interest in sex. Aside from stopping the medication, is there any way to regain my sexual function? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Feb; 8(6):7.
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  212. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been taking hormone replacement with Premarin and Provera for 12 years. Now that I'm 68 years old, I'd like to stop taking the hormones, but I don't know how. What is the best way to get off HRT? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Feb; 8(6):8.
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  213. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Recently I saw an advertisement for a new product called Slenderstrip that's supposed to help you lose weight without dieting. That sounds too good to be true. Can you tell me anything about it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Feb; 8(6):7-8.
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  214. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. In a recent report accompanying my most recent mammogram, the radiologist commented that my breasts are "dense." Is this abnormal? Does it mean I'm at risk for a breast disease? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Jan; 8(5):8.
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  215. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. For years, I've been taking the same dose of Synthroid for hypothyroidism, and recent tests place me in the normal range. However, I still have several symptoms of low thyroid--fatigue, difficulty losing weight, sensitivity to cold, and constipation. My doctor doesn't seem concerned with the symptoms, as long as my blood tests are normal. But I'm frustrated. Is there anything I can do? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2001 Jan; 8(5):8.
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  216. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've seen a lot in the news lately about women using birth control pills to delay their menstrual periods or avoid having them altogether. How does this work? Is it safe? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Dec; 8(4):8.
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  217. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 67 years old and have been taking regular calcium supplements for quite some time. My latest bone-density test was very positive, showing increased BMD in my spine. Yet I was told that the test results aren't reliable because my x-ray showed calcification in my spine. How can this be true? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Dec; 8(4):8.
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  218. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I am a postmenopausal woman (age 56) with serious varicose veins. I would appreciate information on exercises to increase my lower body strength without making my varicose veins worse than they already are. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Nov; 8(3):8.
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  219. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. What are the differences between vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy? What are the advantages of each? Also, what are the reasons to have the ovaries removed at the same time? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Nov; 8(3):7.
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  220. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. In the lead article about HRT use in your April issue, you didn't mention Estrace. I've taken it for several years, without any problems. But am I getting the same benefits as I would with Premarin, and are the risks similar? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Oct; 8(2):8.
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  221. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. This year, there's been alot of news about a cholesterol-lowering drug that also reduces the risk of fractures. I am postmenopausal and would like to know whether I should be taking this drug. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Sep; 8(1):8.
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  222. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently read that this year's flu vaccine is recommended for anyone over the age of 50. Why has the age changed from 65 to 50? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Sep; 8(1):8.
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  223. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My doctor prescribed Fosamax to me for osteoporosis prevention, but it upsets my stomach. Are there any other proven medications for osteoporosis prevention? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Aug; 7(12):8.
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  224. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. At my last checkup, my doctor told me my blood pressure was elevated; it was 160/90. Over six weeks, I was able to get the diastolic pressure down to the low 80s through diet and exercise. But I have trouble keeping my systolic pressure down. It seems to fluctuate frequently and is especially dependent on my emotions. Any suggestions? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Aug; 7(12):8.
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  225. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor: I received an e-mail from a friend about the dangers of using tampons because of the asbestos, dioxin, and rayon in them. Occasionally I get such warnings passed on to me through the Internet and have no way to quickly verify them. Is there truth to this one? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Jul; 7(11):8.
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  226. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My surgeon advised me to stop taking gingko biloba before my hip surgery. Can you explain why? Are there any other herbs I should avoid? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Jun; 7(10):8.
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  227. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. My doctor recently prescribed Zocor to treat my high cholesterol. She plans to test my liver for possible side effects, which makes me nervous. Is this a dangerous drug? What are its side effects? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Jun; 7(10):8.
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  228. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been reading a lot about the increasing number of chronically ill adults who are cared for at home. There are so many benefits to staying at home, but it seems to exact a toll on the caregiver. Can you suggest ways to reduce the emotional and physical stresses involved in giving this kind of care? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 May; 7(9):8.
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  229. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I never know whether to use heat or ice on a strained muscle or my aching back. Are there any guidelines I should follow? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Apr; 7(8):8.
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  230. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I am 68 years old and healthy, but over the past year, I've found myself less and less able to get enough sleep. My doctor is reluctant to prescribe sleeping pills, but I feel desperate to get my eight hours, and I'm tired most days. Can you recommend a sedative? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Apr; 7(8):8.
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  231. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I recently read that a test for the virus linked to cervical cancer may be better than a Pap smear. Does this mean I can avoid a regular pelvic exam and Pap smear? Should I ask my doctor for this test? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Mar; 7(7):8.
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  232. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I am 68 years old and healthy. For the past two years, I've gotten a flu shot in October. Nonetheless, both winters I experienced what felt like influenza. I was thrilled to read about a new flu treatment. If I get the flu again this year, should I try the drug? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Feb; 7(6):7.
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  233. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 53 and have been taking HRT with Estradiol and Prometrium daily for about a year. Should I also take a soy vitamin supplement? I took one before starting HRT because I thought it was supposed to prevent breast cancer. But I want to be on as little estrogen as possible. Will soy along with estrogen increase my risk of breast tumors? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Feb; 7(6):8.
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  234. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I've been trying to get enough fiber in my diet without adding too many calories. Are fiber supplements like Metamucil just as good as the fiber found naturally in food? They are certainly a lot easier to track and have less calories than food. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Feb; 7(6):7.
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  235. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Although I've always been prone to cold hands and feet, this winter my hands began to turn blue and really ache in the cold. My doctor suspects Raynaud's phenomenon. Is this a common condition? Should I do anything more for this than wear warm gloves? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Feb; 7(6):8.
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  236. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I am 47 and have been taking Loestrin 1/20 for the past seven months. After the first month, I ceased having periods, which my gynecologist says is typical. Could you comment on why this happens and whether I am putting myself at increased risk for uterine cancer? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Jan; 7(5):8.
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  237. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I am 59 years old, in good health, and have been on HRT (estrogen and progesterone) for about 10 years. I have tried several different preparations, but despite this, have developed a uterine fibroid, experienced indigestion, gained 20 pounds, and had one abnormal mammogram (with, thankfully, a negative biopsy). Because there is heart disease in my family, my doctor wants me to stay on HRT for the rest of my life. Can you suggest any alternatives? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2000 Jan; 7(5):8.
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  238. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I noticed that you listed Crinone, a vaginal progesterone, in one of your articles on products for hormone replacement therapy. Does it really offer as much protection against endometrial cancer as oral progestogens do? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Dec; 7(4):8.
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  239. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm interested in having vertebroplasty, the treatment for vertebral fractures mentioned in your august issue. When I called Medicare to see if the procedure is covered, I was told "Only if the FDA has approved it." but when I checked with the FDA, I found that no one had applied for approval. Why is this? Is there some way to get vertebroplasty? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Dec; 7(4):8.
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  240. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I take 10 mg of Prilosec about four times each week to control my heartburn. Does taking this drug on a continuing basis affect my body's ability to utilize nutrients in food? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Nov; 7(3):8.
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  241. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I'm 47 and my menstrual periods are quite irregular, so my doctor started me on birth control pills. How will I know when I enter menopause and when to switch to HRT? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Nov; 7(3):8.
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  242. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. Recently, you advocated taking 800 IU of vitamin D as part of osteoporosis prevention. However, during the summer, I get a lot of vitamin D from sunlight. Am I in danger of getting too much vitamin D? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Aug; 6(12):8.
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  243. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I read with interest your article regarding conventional Pap smears, PapNet, and AutoPap. Lately I've been reading about another test called ThinPrep. I'm not sure which one to request. Which of these techniques is better for detecting cervical cancer? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Aug; 6(12):8.
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  244. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I am 70 years old and have taken estrogen (Premarin 1.25 mg) for 14 years. Recently, my bone density test showed osteopenia, which my doctor says is the beginning of osteoporosis. Why would I still get osteoporosis after taking large doses of estrogen for so long? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Jul; 6(11):8.
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  245. Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I found your article on Alzheimer's disease (March 99) very interesting. Could you please tell me the difference between "Alzheimer's" and "senile dementia." Are the two interchangeable? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Jul; 6(11):8.
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  246. Robb-Nicholson C. I'm interested in the new vaccine against Lyme disease. How effective is it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Apr; 6(8):8.
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  247. Robb-Nicholson C. Why don't doctors screen for ovarian cancer with annual pelvic ultrasounds like they do mammograms for breast cancer? Is it just a matter of money? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Apr; 6(8):8.
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  248. Robb-Nicholson C. I'm trying to reduce my cholesterol by eating foods that are low in fat. What exactly does it mean when a food item is labeled as "low-fat" or "light"? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Mar; 6(7):8.
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  249. Robb-Nicholson C. I had a hysterectomy and my ovaries were also removed in 1986, when I was 46. After combinations of estrogen in tablets and patches failed to relieve my hot flashes, my doctor tried monthly estrogen injections. They controlled my symptoms beautifully, and I have been taking them ever since. I have not been able to find much information about estrogen injections. is there any harm in taking the hormone this way? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Mar; 6(7):8.
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  250. Robb-Nicholson C. I just read about a recent report, which concluded that high consumption of milk was associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis. This flies in the face of everything I've heard about calcium. Is it really true? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Feb; 6(6):8.
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  251. Robb-Nicholson C. I have rheumatoid arthritis and have been taking methotrexate. I'm interested in the new drugs that have been in the news lately. Just how effective are they? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Feb; 6(6):8.
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  252. Robb-Nicholson C. I have recently started taking Prempro (0.625 mg conjugated estrogens/2.5 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate). There is so much written about the benefits of taking estrogen, but I am wondering about the effects of the progesterone component. Will it counteract the benefits of estrogen? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Jan; 6(5):8.
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  253. Robb-Nicholson C. I recently read that potassium supplements can reduce blood pressure. What is your opinion? I have borderline hypertension, which I'm trying to control with diet and exercise. Harv Womens Health Watch. 1999 Jan; 6(5):8.
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  254. Robb-Nicholson C. I have heard that sodium lauryl sulfate, which is added to many shampoos, may cause cancer. Is this true? Why would a company be allowed to add a harmful substance to such a commonly used product? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Dec; 6(4):8.
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  255. Robb-Nicholson C. I read recently that there may be a connection between ovarian cancer and the consumption of dairy products, particularly cottage cheese and yogurt. Has this connection been proven? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Dec; 6(4):8.
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  256. Robb-Nicholson C. I am 51 years old, perimenopausal, have irritable bowel syndrome and a family history of breast cancer, and am told my bones are thinning. These conditions would seem to rule out my use of estrogen or Fosamax. I weight train and take 1,500 mg of calcium a day to stave off osteoporosis. What's left? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Nov; 6(3):8.
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  257. Robb-Nicholson C. I have a number of spider veins on my legs and have had unsuccessful treatments for them--both injection and laser therapy. I recently read an ad for a cream called Dermal-K, which is supposed to alleviate the condition. How effective is this cream? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Nov; 6(3):8.
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  258. Robb-Nicholson C. I am a 54-year-old woman who has gone through menopause. Six months after starting HRT, I discovered I had gallstones, after suffering four attacks. I am not interested in having my gallbladder out, and I have drastically reduced the amount of fat in my diet, which has eliminated further attacks. However, I have also read that there is a link between estrogen and gallstone formation. Should I stop taking the estrogen? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Oct; 6(2):8.
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  259. Robb-Nicholson C. Lately, I have had a pain in my wrist that gets worse when I try to grasp my coffee cup. My doctor has diagnosed De Quervain's disease and has prescribed a splint. Can you tell me more about this and what else, if anything, can be done to treat it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Oct; 6(2):8.
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  260. Robb-Nicholson C. I am 59 years old and recently had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. The pathology report showed no migration of cancer cells outside the endometrium. Is it safe for me to take estrogen as hormone replacement therapy? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Sep; 6(1):8.
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  261. Robb-Nicholson C. I recently had a hysterectomy in which my cervix was not removed. What is the correct hormone replacement therapy for me? Do I have to take progesterone? Will the estrogen increase my risk of cervical cancer? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Sep; 6(1):8.
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  262. Robb-Nicholson C. In the June 1998 issue of HWHW, you wrote that a 3.3 ounce T-bone steak, broiled, yields 26.8 grams of protein. Since 3.3 ounces weighs roughly 100 grams, I'm wondering what makes up the outstanding grams in that T-bone steak. Is it fat? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Sep; 6(1):8.
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  263. Robb-Nicholson C. I have developed a lump on my wrist, which my doctor calls a ganglion cyst. She says it may resolve on its own, but it is uncomfortable and unsightly. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Aug; 5(12):8.
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  264. Robb-Nicholson C. I have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia and would like to know more about the condition. Should I be eating a special diet? Is this a form of diabetes? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Aug; 5(12):8.
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  265. Robb-Nicholson C. I recently nursed my daughter, who is in medical school, through an illness that turned out to be hepatitis C. We were in close contact in the same house and shared meals. How likely am I to get hepatitis myself? Is there anything I can take to prevent it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Jun; 5(10):8.
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  266. Robb-Nicholson C. I would like to know if it is ever too late to begin hormone replacement therapy to protect against heart disease and osteoporosis. My 84-year-old mother has high blood pressure and has never drunk much milk, so is she at risk of both these conditions? Wouldn't she benefit from estrogen? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Jun; 5(10):8.
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  267. Robb-Nicholson C. Occasionally, I feel rather strong "flutterings" of pulse low in my neck. It can occur several times within a week or two and then not again for a month or so. I was given a monitor to wear, and it showed nothing that my doctor considered important. However, at 57 this is new for me. Should I still be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 May; 5(9):8.
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  268. Robb-Nicholson C. A health-conscious friend told me that carbonated drinks leach calcium from bones. Is this true? I'm wondering whether taking my calcium pills with seltzer counteracts their good effects. Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 May; 5(9):8.
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  269. Robb-Nicholson C. I have found vaginal estrogen cream to be very effective for vaginal dryness but am concerned about the long-term effects of using it. Are there any other treatments that work well for this? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Mar; 5(7):7.
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  270. Robb-Nicholson C. I am 70 and have a cholesterol level of 250 mg/dl. Am I right to be concerned? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Mar; 5(7):7.
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  271. Robb-Nicholson C. Back in August 1996 you ran an article about an outpatient alternative to hysterectomy called balloon ablation. When I called the number you gave to enroll in a clinical trial of this procedure, I found that the number had been disconnected. What's going on? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Mar; 5(7):8.
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  272. Robb-Nicholson C. I have an embarrassing problem with earwax. My ears plug up and hurt. Is there some secret of personal hygiene that I missed? How can I prevent it? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Feb; 5(6):8.
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  273. Robb-Nicholson C. Because I had a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation for breast cancer in 1990, I am not a candidate for estrogen replacement therapy. One of my friends suggested that I should also avoid soy products because there is natural estrogen in them. This was news to me. Will the type and amount of estrogen in soy foods be detrimental to my future health? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Feb; 5(6):8.
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  274. Robb-Nicholson C. I read in your June 1997 publication that one of the risk factors for hip fracture is current use of long-acting benzodiazepines. Could you list exactly which medications these are? I take Xanax and doxepin for fibromyalgia. My pharmacist could find no evidence that either of these drugs depletes bone calcium. How do they place me at increased risk for osteoporosis? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Jan; 5(5):8.
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  275. Robb-Nicholson C. Recently, I heard on a TV show that anticholesterol drugs can cause hair loss. I've been taking Zocor for about 18 months now, and in the past 6 months I've noticed hair loss from the top and sides of my head. Is this common? Will my hair regrow once I stop taking the drug? Harv Womens Health Watch. 1998 Jan; 5(5):8.
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  276. Branch WT, Pels RJ, Harper G, Calkins D, Forrow L, Mandell F, Maynard E, Peterson L, Arky RA, Robb-Nicholson C. A new educational approach for supporting the professional development of third-year medical students. J Gen Intern Med. 1995 Dec; 10(12):691-4.
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  277. Daltroy LH, Robb-Nicholson C, Iversen MD, Wright EA, Liang MH. Effectiveness of minimally supervised home aerobic training in patients with systemic rheumatic disease. Br J Rheumatol. 1995 Nov; 34(11):1064-9.
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  278. Robb-Nicholson C, Chang RW, Anderson S, Roberts WN, Longtine J, Corson J, Larson M, George D, Green J, Bryant G, et al. Diagnostic value of the history and examination in giant cell arteritis: a clinical pathological study of 81 temporal artery biopsies. J Rheumatol. 1988 Dec; 15(12):1793-6.
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  279. Liang MH, Cullen KE, Larson MG, Schwartz JA, Robb-Nicholson C, Fossel AH, Roberge N, Poss R. Effects of reducing physical therapy services on outcomes in total joint arthroplasty. Med Care. 1987 Apr; 25(4):276-85.
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  280. Liang MH, Robb-Nicholson C. Health status and utility measurement viewed from the right brain: experience from the rheumatic diseases. J Chronic Dis. 1987; 40(6):579-83.
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  281. Robb-Nicholson C, Currie WD, Wechsler AS. Effects of verapamil on myocardial tolerance to ischemic arrest: comparison to potassium arrest. Circulation. 1978 Sep; 58(3 Pt 2):I119-24.
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