MedShadow Features

Stuck with Statins? Try a Plant-Based Diet to Cut Back

July 20, 2017
Stuck with Statins? Try a Plant-Based Diet to Cut Back

Want to lower your cholesterol without relying so much on statins? Try a whole-foods, plant-based diet to help naturally reduce cholesterol and avoid statin side effects.

Cancer Immunotherapy: What You Need to Know

July 11, 2017
Cancer Immunotherapy: What You Need to Know

Cancer immunotherapy is one of the hottest new treatments in cancer care. What does it involve, how effective is it and what side effects can you expect?

A Man’s Guide to Overactive Bladder

July 6, 2017
Treating Male Urinary Incontinence and Enlarged Prostate

Incontinence and overactive bladder can be potentially embarrassing conditions for men. Although medications are often prescribed to treat these conditions, alternate therapies may provide the relief you need without side effects.

What to Do If You Have Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics?

June 22, 2017
What to Do If You Have Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics?

Dicloxacillin led the author to develop small rashes, joint pain, and other unusual effects. Find out the signs of a drug allergy and how to deal with them.

Why You Should Consider Acupuncture to Treat Depression

June 15, 2017
Why You Should Consider Acupuncture to Treat Depression

Acupuncture, in combination with other therapies such as counseling, can treat depression more effectively than antidepressants — without the side effects.

Got IBS? Try Dietary, Lifestyle Modifications Before Drugs

June 8, 2017
Got IBS? Try Dietary, Lifestyle Modifications Before Drugs

Have irritable bowel syndrome? Avoiding certain foods, reducing stress and regular exercise can provide long-term relief without nasty drug side effects.

The Tricky Chemistry of Gender Transitioning

June 1, 2017
A Look Behind Treatment for Gender Transitioning

Transitioning from one gender to another includes a combination of treatments. What is involved in the process and what potential side effects are there from the hormones and medications often involved?