Tag: prescription drugs

Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

As the cost of medications continues to rise and the debate over pharmaceuticals intensifies, patients are often faced with navigating...

February 6, 2019

Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise — Here’s...

Antibiotics used as frontline treatment to fight bacterial infections have saved millions of lives, but a new report is raising...

November 14, 2018

Roundup: Kids Overdosing on Opioids; At-Home Genetic...

Opioid-Related Hospitalizations of Children More Than Doubles As the opioid crisis continues to sweep the nation, children are also falling...

March 9, 2018

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic

When Florida Governor Rick Scott declared the state’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency in May, many in healthcare applauded....

September 21, 2017

Food and Drug Interactions: Which Combinations to...

Food and drug interactions can increase or decrease the effectiveness of your medicine. These interactions can happen with prescription or...

October 25, 2016

Roundup: FDA Broadens Warnings Against Mixing Opioids...

The FDA said this week that it is equiring nearly 400 products to carry a "black box warning" focusing on...

September 2, 2016

News Roundup: Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher...

A study of 42,000 Swedish men, over 12-year span, found that those who drank at least two sweetened beverages a...

November 6, 2015

Prescription Abuse: Dangers & Solutions

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 100 people die each day from drug overdose, primarily...

September 8, 2014

Prescriptions for Pill Safety

It’s easy!  Take this Pill Quiz: Are your doctors up to speed on the contents of your medicine cabinet? Are...

December 4, 2013

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Roundup: Health Risks of Sugary Drinks;...

Long-Term, Daily Consumption of Sugary Drinks Can Raise Your Risk of Early Death by 31% Yet another study is confirming that sugary drinks are not...

Here’s Why Tuberculosis Can Still Be...

While tuberculosis (TB) has not been a widespread health issue for Americans for decades, it remains a potentially serious threat here and worldwide, say public...

Healthy Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Cruciferous vegetables, like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, collards, cauliflower, bok choy are known as super foods for their anti-cancer properties.

Most Adults Should Not Take Daily...

In an official reversal of long-standing practice, doctors now say that most older adults should not take an aspirin a day to prevent a heart...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of ‘MitraClip’...

A device called the MitraClip was introduced in 2013 to treat patients with mitral valve prolapse, and other abnormalities that does not allow one of...

Nobel Laureate: We’re Closer to Getting...

Alzheimer’s is a cruel and mysterious disease. There is no cure, and there are many unanswered questions as to its onset and treatment options. A...

Roundup: Deaths From Dementia Rising; Smoking...

U.S. Deaths from Dementia Could Have More Than Doubled Since 2000, CDC Reports A new report by the National Center for Health Statistics says the...

Improving Sleep Health: Don’t Rely on...

Too many people make it through hectic, stressful days juggling work and family responsibilities, only to end up tossing and turning during disturbed or erratic...

Chronic Kidney Disease: You May Be...

Hallmarks of the American lifestyle, which include high consumption of processed and sugary foods, low physical activity levels and chronic sleep deprivation, are fueling an...

Pancreatic Cancer: Alex Trebek’s ‘Fight’ Highlights...

Alex Trebek, who has hosted the Jeopardy! TV game show since 1984, has announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In...