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Monitoring Crucial Side Effects of PrEP
Most of PrEP’s side effects are relatively mild and dissipate within a few months. However, these drugs can come with rare but serious risks.
What to Know About the New COVID-19 Antivirals
Updated Jan 5, 2023 with new details on Paxlovid side effects. Two recently authorized antiviral drugs designed to protect against…
Taking Too Many Drugs? You May Be in a ‘Prescription Cascade’
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The Truth About Drugs and Supplements While Breastfeeding
Two years ago, a researcher who specializes in the safety of breast milk was in the midst of breastfeeding her…
Benefits and Side Effects of ‘The Morning After Pill’
The “morning-after pill” is available to a second generation at Jennifer’s home. “I have three teenagers, two boys and a…
What to Know About the Abortion Pill Side Effects
Veda has used both the so-called abortion pill and a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure to end two separate pregnancies. …
What to Know: Antidepressants and Antianxieties Can Harm You
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This Test Could Save Your Life
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How to Take Fewer Medications
Taking too many medications raises your risk of adverse events. Deprescribing—the thoughtful process of identifying problematic medications and reducing the…
The dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with prescription medications
The big idea Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are…
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