MedShadow Features

Prednisone: The Steroid That Can Make You Feel Crazy

October 12, 2017

All medicines come with side effects, some good, some bad. The corticosteroid prednisone is no exception. Prednisone has life-saving anti-inflammatory properties. But this miraculous drug is also known to have sinister side effects.

Most doctors will warn patients about weight gain, body hair growth, insomnia, acne, nausea, headache and Continue Reading →

Is It the Drug or the Dye?

October 5, 2017

Patients who think they’re allergic to certain meds may be allergic to something else entirely: the dye that adds color.

Hysterectomies, Fibroids and Cancer: Understanding Concerns with Power Morcellation

September 27, 2017

Did you have a hysterectomy between 1998 and 2015? Then read the following award-winning article by Tara Haelle published in the members-only VOICE newsletter of our sister organization, DES Action USA. Power morcellation was often used as part of minimally invasive hysterectomies and for removal of fibroids. Continue Reading →

4 Natural Ways to Fight Fall Allergies

September 21, 2017

Got itchy eyes and nose, sneezing fits and the sniffles? How could it be allergy season, again!?

While most people think of springtime when they think of seasonal allergies, fall can be another trying time. Allergic reactions caused by substances like dust mites, pollen or pet dander are technically Continue Reading →

Botox for Migraines: Is it Safe and Does it Work?

September 7, 2017
Botox for Migraines: Is it Safe and Does it Work?

While Botox is approved for migraine headaches, does it really reduce their frequency? And what are the risks associated with the injection?

6 Uses for Botox You May Not Know

September 7, 2017
6 Uses for Botox You May Not Know

Botox is well-known as a wrinkle-reducing therapy. It is also used for migraines. You might be surprised at some of the other conditions Botox is used for.

Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Without Relying on Drugs

August 24, 2017
Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Without Relying on Drugs

If you have high blood pressure, you may think the only way to lower it is through drugs. But there are alternatives that can help your hypertension and avoid medication side effects.