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Have an ADHD Kid? 5 Tips to Use Less Ritalin and More Parenting

April 26, 2018
ADHD Kid? 5 Tips to Use Less Ritalin and More Parenting

Think the only way to deal with a child who has ADHD is with a stimulant? Think again. More parenting skills and other resources can help your child out more than you might think.

Barbara Bush’s Last Gift: Educating Patients About ‘Comfort Care’

April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush's Last Gift: Educating Patients About 'Comfort Care'

Shortly before she died on April 17, former First Lady Barbara Bush announced that she was abandoning treatment and accepting only “comfort care.” Thank you, Barbara Bush.

The Cough After the Cold

April 9, 2018
The Cough After the Cold

If you are using cough drops to soothe a nagging cough, stop right now! They are doing you more harm than good.

Floxed! The Painful, Life-Lasting Effects of Some Antibiotics

April 3, 2018
Floxed! The Painful, Life-Lasting Effects of Some Antibiotics

Last week, we ran a news story on antibiotics causing “rare” damages to people. We had a very passionate response from more than 75 people who all claimed to be harmed by a particular type of antibiotics. More than 60,000 people have complained to the FDA about Continue Reading →

Which Medicines Are Safe in Pregnancy?

March 27, 2018
Which Medicines Are Safe in Pregnancy?

It depends on the drug, on the timing during pregnancy and what you consider safe.

Protect Yourself From Overprescribing

March 20, 2018
Protect Yourself From Overprescribing

When your doctor prescribes drugs you don’t need, you have been overprescribed. Even 1 medicine can be too much when it’s the wrong one.

Slow Medicine vs. Fast Medicine

March 13, 2018
The Art and Science of Medicine

These doctors believe that the whole is greater than the sum of human parts.