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5 Worst Drugs that Cause Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease is irritating and painful. As an optometrist, I know there are many possible causes, but the medicines you take might be the culprit.  Drugs are a common part of American life, 36% of people between the ages of 18-44 take between one and four medicines daily and…

How to Cope with Chemo Side Effects

Often used in conjunction with radiation or surgery, chemotherapy is drug therapy tailored to each individual cancer patient with the aim of preventing cancer spread, slowing cancer growth and killing cancer cells. Doctors often combine several drugs chosen from a group of more than 100 chemo drugs to customize chemo…

Chemo brain? Why breast cancer patients report cognitive issues

Bad news, chemo brain exists. Good news, it only affects about 1 in 5 on chemo. More specifically, 1 in 4 had memory problems, 1 in 5 had problems with higher cognition questions. Women who had both chemo and radiation were more likely to have more severe memory and higher-level…

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