DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter, now 30, has a severe case of acne. I thought her acne would go away as she grew older. Could there be something medically wrong that’s causing it? — M.L.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’ve been anemic for a long time, and my anemia grows worse. My family doctor sent me to a medical school’s hospital. The tests showed I have ample iron and vitamin B-12, but also showed I need a kidney specialist. The specialist says my kidneys are not putting out enough hormone to correct my anemia, and he wants to give me Procrit if my blood pressure can be controlled. I also have a slow pulse — 43-49. What can you tell me about Procrit? Is it a forever thing? Is it dangerous? — V.W.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife is 85 and is scheduled to have a pacemaker put in. She has been quite tight-lipped about this whole deal. I wasn’t aware that she had heart trouble.
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