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Taking Too Many Drugs? You May Be in a ‘Prescription Cascade’
MedShadow recently posted an article in which a journalist investigates his own sleep apnea diagnosis and ends up forgoing expensive…
Minimizing the Fiscal and Physical Impact of Migraines
Migraine headaches continue to be one of the most complex conditions to manage. Although the first diagnosis was nearly a…
Can I Take This Drug While Pregnant?
In the last week of September 2021, a group of more than 90 doctors and researchers published a call to…
A Look at Over-Prescribing Prescription Opioids
The US is in the throes of a drug overdose crisis. “Morphine [an opiate] and other prescription-painkiller abuse is more…
PCOS Management and the Challenge of Meds
Mother-of-four Kate Leighton, 43, found out she had PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) as a teenager. Although physicians had recommended various…
Gabapentin’s Side Effect Risks
Gabapentin (Neurontin, Lyrica) can be effective but the side effects can be “horrible.” And there are specific risks for 15-24-year olds.
The Problem with Muscle Relaxants
The problem with muscle relaxants — and it’s a big problem — is this: Although the drugs are effective and…
Pain in the Back? Treatments that Work
About 80% of all adults experience disabling low back pain at some point. Physical therapy and exercise are now the recommended back pain treatments.
Choosing an OTC Med or Supplement? Read Their Labels
Should you reach for an over-the-counter medication or supplement to help combat your symptoms? What should you look at if you’re trying to decide?
How Do You Treat Chronic Pain?
Findout what more than 1,000 women said when asked, what do you do for your chronic pain?
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