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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…

Is Your Teen Using Anabolic Steroids?

As a personal trainer, I come into contact with young men who appear to be on anabolic steroids, typically taken to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance. What are the signs they are using steroids? For starters, they exhibit muscle mass that seems to be beyond “normal,” and they…

Steroids No Better Than Placebo for Sciatica Pain

Doctors often prescribe steroid pills to ease the discomfort of sciatica — back and leg pain usually caused by a herniated disk in the lower back. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in California randomly assigned 269 people with sciatica to take an oral steroid (prednisone) or a…

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