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Finding Your Own Path to Health

January 17, 2017
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I don’t have bronchiectasis. By the end of reading Beating BronchiectasisBeating Bronchiectasis, I still didn’t have a clear understanding of it, only that it is a progressive disease that damages lungs to the point of death. None of that matters because Beating Bronchiectasis is not about the disease, Continue Reading →

What Actually Works in Fighting a Cold or Flu?

January 11, 2017
What Actually Works in Fighting a Cold or Flu?

Drug store shelves are filled with an overwhelming number of remedies to treat the cold or flu. But which ones actually work?

Some Prescription Meds are Less Effective Than OTC or Alternative Treatments

January 4, 2017
Some Prescription Meds are Less Effective Than OTC or Alternative Treatments

Prescription drugs are stronger than OTC drugs, but sometimes too much is a problem. For example, after a car accident, opioids are sometimes offered as relief from the pain of having been knocked around pretty badly. However, a study just published in November shows that opioids are no more Continue Reading →

Can You Trust Homeopathic Medications?

December 20, 2016
Can You Trust Homeopathic Medications?

A bad cold prompted MedShadow’s founder to find out more about Zicam, a homeopathic medicine. But she soon learned that the alternative treatment has risks.

Are New Cancer Drugs Really Medical Miracles?

December 6, 2016
Are New Cancer Drugs Really Medical Miracles?

The healing power of immunotherapy can have deadly side effects.

Which Would You Choose?

November 29, 2016
Which Would You Choose?

When you need treatment, how do you choose between 2 drugs each with its own set of side effects?

Dietary Supplements: Science or Hype?

November 9, 2016
Supplements: Science or Hype

You might think that we at MedShadow are big proponents of the use of vitamins and supplements as preventative medicine. After all, our message is to avoid possible side effects by using the lowest effective dose of medicine for the shortest necessary period of time. And not needing to use Continue Reading →