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More Drugs Linked to Heart Failure

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a disease of the lungs that can cause heart failure and death, and it’s being linked to an increasing number of common and oft-prescribed drugs. The journal Prescrire, reports that, as of 2020, amphetamines, immunosuppressants, certain cancer medications, and a handful of other select medications have been…

Pros & Cons of Taking CoQ10

Americans spend more than $40 billion on vitamins and supplements each year, and increasingly coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is making its way onto their shopping lists. Devotees of the supplement say it can lower blood pressure, reduce migraines, improve symptoms of Parkinson’s and depression, ward off dementia, and even halt the…

Should You Worry About Beta Blockers?

If you spend any time talking about health with older Americans, the topic of beta blockers will inevitably come up. But what are they, and how dangerous is it to take them? And why do so many people seem to need them? “The number one use of beta blockers in…

Blood Pressure Meds, ACE Inhibitors, Cipro, Steroids and Optimism

A group of important studies, most could save your life. But the one I like best is last, opitmism will allow you to live longer – yay happiness!  Be well.   Blood Pressure Medicine  A new study shows a very large benefit to taking blood pressure meds at night instead…

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