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The Many Ways to Manage Migraine Treatment

Those who have experienced migraines know that they are very different from tension headaches.  A migraine “affects not just the head, but so many other body systems,” says Jill Dehlin, an RN and patient advocate who works with migraine patients and struggles with migraines herself. “Somebody with a headache will…

Suicidal Ideation: It May be Your Medications

Shortly after she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, Sarah Lawrence was prescribed Otezla (apremilast). In less than two months after beginning the drug treatment, she says, she started experiencing suicidal ideation. “The thoughts were so intense and so different from my normal thought process, I knew something was horribly wrong.” …

Aging- What’s Normal?

Have you heard the one about the 90-year-old patient who tells the doctor his right knee hurts? The doctor says, “You’re 90. What do you expect? You’re going to have joint pain.” The patient replies, “Well, doctor, that’s an interesting concept, but you know my left knee is the exact…

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…

Blood Pressure Medicine Losartan Recall Expanded Due to Potential Carcinogen

If you take losartan, read on. On April 18, the FDA issued a voluntary national recall of Losartan Potassium tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium/Hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP. In addition to treating high blood pressure, losartan is prescribed to protect the kidneys from damage that can occur in people with type 2…