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Can Cannabis Control Depression?

May 21, 2018
Can Cannabis Control Depression?

Marijuana is under investigation as a potential treatment for depression — as well as other mental illnesses. What are the positives and negatives of cannabis as a depression therapy?

A 5-Point Plan for Arthritis Pain Relief

May 16, 2018

Pain is a common symptom arthritis, and we have a culture that promotes medicine for pain — but we can do much better. Here are steps for easing pain while avoiding pills.

Born Without 2 Legs: How Nubby The Therapy Dog Helps Others Cope

May 14, 2018

Nubby serves an important role in medical centers around Phoenix. He is a therapy dog who takes his job seriously — helping people going through health and medical issues to cope a little bit easier.

Is Social Media Useful in Understanding Side Effects?

May 7, 2018
Is Social Media Useful in Understanding Side Effects?

Americans are increasingly turning to social media to share personal experiences and find out about drug side effects. Is this healthy and why are so many people doing it?

How to Handle the Dizzying Side Effects of Some Drugs

April 30, 2018
How to Handle the Dizzying Side Effects of Some Drugs

What drug classes are most likely to have vertigo as a side effect? And if you do experience dizziness, how can you tell if it’s due to a medication, or something else?

Medication and Falls: What You Should Know

April 26, 2018

Certain medications can make you more likely to fall, which can cause injuries that sometimes require hospitalization.

Did you know?

1 in 5 people (20%) over the age of 65 living in the community report having a fall over the past year, with a higher prevalence among older seniors, i.e., Continue Reading →

5 Vitamins That Can Harm You

April 23, 2018
5 Vitamins That Can Harm

Take vitamins and think they are all healthy for you? Think again – many are dangerously overused. Find out which ones may actually do you more harm than good.