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Seniors: Stay Safe With Your Meds

Most health providers are well-intentioned and caring. But they’re also often lacking the time, resources, and supportive systems they need to be more careful about medications. If you’re an older adult, or if you’re involved in the medical care of an aging relative, what can you do?

6 Reasons You Need a Primary Care Doctor In This Age of Specialization

As we age, most of us develop health issues. Along the way we may visit a specialist to handle each of these issues: for example, a cardiologist to treat hypertension and a gastroenterologist to treat acid reflux. However, it has become increasingly clear that in today’s era of specialization, you need a…

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. What started out as a few pinprick-sized dots on my forearms on Christmas Day turned into a huge allergic reaction that would…

Avoiding Drug Interactions

How to safely take prescriptions and reduce interactions with food, alcohol and OTC drugs. Many of us are getting better at asking questions about how the drugs we are prescribed work or what their side-effects might be. And yet we often remain uninformed, or at least unsure, of how the…