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I’m Starting on a Blood Pressure Drug. What Should I Know?

I’m Starting on a Blood Pressure Drug. What Should I Know?

If your doctor has put you on a medication for hypertension, it is likely either an ACE inhibitor or an ARB. Find out more about these drugs.

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So, Your Doctor Wants You to Take a Statin. What Are the Risks?

So, Your Doctor Wants You to Take a Statin. What Are the Risks?

If you have high cholesterol and cardiovascular risk factors, your doctor will likely prescribe a statin. Should you be concerned about the risks of these drugs?

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Zzz…How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Zzz...How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs, as well as herbal remedies, promise relief from insomnia. Find out about the pros and cons of different sleep aids.

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Who’s Minding Your Meds? (Part 2)

Who’s Minding Your Meds? (Part 2)

How can you protect yourself from medical mistakes? Start by knowing the names of all the medications you are taking and keep an up-to-date list of them.

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Who’s Minding Your Meds? (Part 1)

Who’s Minding Your Meds? (Part 1)

Even with electronic health records, an accurate picture of the medications you are taking can get lost if you have multiple providers.