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Common OTC Drugs Linked to Cognitive Impairment

Common over-the-counter (OTC) medicines used to treat cold and allergies, as well as sleep aids, are linked to cognitive impairment in the elderly, including an increased risk of dementia. It’s more than likely that the medicines, which are known as anticholinergic drugs, are in your medicine cabinet. Some common brand…

With Benadryl, a Murky Risk-Benefit Analysis

By Kimberly Bliss This past winter break, my partner and I are drove up to the Berkshires for vacation with our 5-year-old son. As I packed for his first ski camp and yet another snowstorm, I also made sure I packed individual packets of single dose children’s Benadryl. Not for…

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