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Fibromyalgia Taught Me To Fight for My Health

My mother would often declare that I am as stubborn as the Minnesota winter is cold and that I do what I want rather than what I am told to do. But, in the same breath, she will admit that I have my father’s sense of academic adventure. If I…

Statins: Need To Know

Doctors prescribe statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Here are pros and cons to consider when taking them. Common Names Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Lescol (fluvastatin), Livalo (pitavastatin), Altoprev (lovastatin extended release) Side Effects and What to Do About…

Statins: How Safe Are These Life-Savers?

Statins have been associated with a host of side effects. Based on observational studies, as many as 30% of those taking the medications experience muscle aches and pains. There is also some evidence statins may boost the risk of developing diabetes.

What To Do With Unused Medicines?

Prescription drugs can be harmful, if used by people in your home who should not be taking them or if disposed of improperly. Here’s how CDC and the US FDA recommend handling the prescription drugs you use, as well as unused medicines that you no longer need.

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