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What Does it Mean When Your Medication Is Extended Release?
Learn what extended-release or long-acting medication means. We also look at Effexor XR and Toprol XL, examples of extended-release medications.

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A Look at 5 Celebs Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS
Some celebs are living healthy with HIV (like basketball great Magic Johnson), and others have died with AIDS. In 2015, Charlie Sheen went public.

Laryngeal Cancer Treatment and Prognosis
Laryngeal cancer occurs at the level of the true vocal folds. This cancer is mostly caused by smoking. If caught early, laryngeal cancer is treatable.

You Can Eat These 6 Types of Insects
Although many Americans would probably find insects unappetizing, bugs are actually a sustainable and nutritious food source consumed worldwide.

Would You Eat Insects? Entomophagy Explored
Entomophagy refers to the consumption of insects by people. More than 300 ethnic groups in 113 countries eat insects. And yes, bugs are nutritious.

Assessing Surgical Risk in Those With Liver Disease
In those with liver disease, the benefit of surgery must be carefully weighed against the risk of further liver damage or death due to surgery.

Top 6 Single-Organ Transplants
Advances in technology and an improved understanding of immunology have made organ transplant a reality. Here are the 6 most commonly transplanted organs.

Hope for Those Awaiting Organs
A detailed look at new policies that aim to improve organ donation rates and how well incentivized organ donation is doing in Israel.

Amputating a Healthy Limb and BIID
Body integrity identity disorder (BIID) results in an obsessive desire to amputate a healthy limb or other body part in order to relieve suffering.

Ankle Swelling As a Norvasc Side Effect
Norvasc is a calcium-channel blocker, a drug used to treat high blood pressure. Like any drug, it has side effects. Is ankle swelling a Norvasc side effect?

Urinary Tract Infections Information
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) that are symptomatic, or cause things like bloody urine or pain on urination, need antibiotic treatment.

Kissing Bugs Found in the United States
Chagas disease is potentially very serious and spread by kissing bugs and have been recently found in parts of the southern United States.

Treatment for Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
Pyelonephritis is a severe type of urinary tract infection ascending to the kidneys. This infection is treated with antibiotics and pain medications.

Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancers
Although cancers of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are rare, affecting only 2000 Americans a year, they can be deadly. Learn more here.

Sean Parker’s $250 Million Donation to Immunotherapy Research
Tech billionaire Sean Parker has big plans for the future of cancer treatment. Learn more about his $250 million donation to immunotherapy research.

A Look at How Botox Came to Be
Botox or botulinum toxin is a versatile agent derived from Clostridium botulinum. It is injected into muscle to treat wrinkles, spasticity and more.

Zika Virus Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Zika virus is now linked to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in some infected with Zika. GBS causes severe weakness.

Paro: The Therapeutic "Pet" Seal
Research suggests that Paro, a robotic seal, helps elderly people with illness feel better. Learn more.

Molluscum Contagiosum Is a Viral Skin Infection
Mollscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that often affects children. This infection can also be spread by sex among adults. Learn more here.

Drug Safety Among Seniors: Things You Should Know
As we age, our physiology and metabolism changes. Therefore, seniors must consider safety when taking certain prescription medications.

Lithium: Examining a Magical Medical Element
Lithium is an intriguing and effective treatment for bipolar disorder. Through the 1990s, Lithium was first-line treatment for bipolar disorder.

Medication Routes of Administration
Many medications come as pills or injections. Here are their various routes of administration.

The Reality of Internet Gaming Disorder
Internet gaming disorder is similar to drug dependence and gambling addiction.

Dandruff: A Look at Causes and Treatments
Dandruff is a form of seborrheic dermatitis which has a heritable component. Treatments include medicated shampoos, steroids, and retinoic acid.

Brief Guide to Antiviral Drugs
Antiviral drugs like interferon, ribavirin, amantadine, and Tamiflu​ prevent or treat different types of viral illness.

Medical (and Pop-Culture) Significance of Armadillos
Armadillos naturally harbor the bacteria that causes Leprosy, a rare disease that can cause sores and disfigurement. Learn more.

What Happened to Junior Seau?
Junior Seau was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which likely contributed to his suicide.

Glasses to Help Colorblind Differentiate Color
New tinted lenses by EnChroma help people with red-green colorblindness, a mild disability. Learn more about their benefits and shortcomings.

Complete Guide to Diuretics
Diuretics increase urine output and alter electrolyte levels by acting on the nephrons in the kidney. Here are several examples of diuretics.

Lisinopril and Other ACE Inhibitors Cause Cough
Lisinopril and other ACE inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure. Although usually well tolerated, these drugs could cause adverse effects.

What's Pencillin?
Penicillins were the first antibiotic discovered and despite antibiotic resistance are still used today

Is Morgellons Disease a Delusional Disorder?
Although little research has been done on Morgellons disease, most health care professionals believe that this condition is psychiatric in nature

Are Flies Dirty? More Details Here
Flies fly from poop to food to poop again thus spreading little regurgitated flecks of bacteria-saturated poop mixed with digestive enzymes.

Lung Cancer Vaccine Made in Cuba
Most people have no idea that Cuba is a pioneer in immunotherapy, and has developed vaccines to fight lung cancer.

Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) and Happiness
Male-to-female patients are happy after sex reassignment surgery. Learn more about the statistics and findings from the research.

What Are Cephalosporins and Generations?
Cephalosporins (like Keflex and Rocephin) belong to a commonly prescribed class of antibiotics. Cephalosporins are divided into 5 generations.

Jakafi Targets Faulty Mechanism in Polycythemia Vera
Jakafi (ruxolitinib) was just approved to treat polycythemia vera. It is meant for people who can't take or don't benefit from hydroxyurea.

Bid Adieu to Your Old Tattoo!
Laser tattoo removal is a tricky and arduous process which should be performed by a dermatologist who specializes in the procedure.

Pets Are G-r-r-reat for Your Health!
Research shows that pets are great for your health.

Indica vs. Sativa - Medical Marijuana
Indica and sativa are different species of medical marijuana. Learn more about these species, including the chemical differences and medical research.

Do Virginity Pledges Really Work?
Research suggests that abstinence-only programs don't work and put adolescents at risk for sexually transmitted infections.

Menacing Mercury Levels Found in Some Seafood
Younger children and pregnant women should best limit consumption of certain types of seafood high in methylmercury

The Hug Drug - Why Hugs Boost Health
If you love hugs and cuddling, there's a good reason. Learn more about the health and emotional benefits of hugs.

Is MSG Unhealthy? The 'MSG Symptom Complex'
Although safe for consumption, researchers suggest that regular ingestion of MSG is associated with weight gain. Find out more about MSG here.

Mixing Meth With Alcohol: A Terrible Combo
The effect of methamphetamine mixed with alcohol is distinctly dangerous. There's even been research done on this combination. Find out more here.

Leukemia Drug Imbruvica Overview
Imbruvica works by a novel and super-specific mechanism. Learn more about how this drug works to treat CLL and other B-cell malignancies.

Reducing Your Risk of Adverse Drug Interactions
Drug interactions occur when one drug interferes with another drug that you are taking or when your medications interact with what you eat or drink.

Definition of Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Specific Example
Learn the meaning of the medication term

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5 Celebs Living With Autoimmune Disease
Overall, women are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases; however, anybody, including celebrities, can develop an autoimmune disease.

5 Legendary Rockstars and the Diseases That Claimed Their Lives
By understanding the health problems that led to our favorite rockstars' deaths, we can learn to live more healthy lives.

5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Jim Carrey
5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Jim Carrey

5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Bill Cosby
5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Bill Cosby

5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Justin Timberlake
5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Justin Timberlake

5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Phillip Seymour Hoffman
5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Phillip Seymour Hoffman

5 Celebrities With Mental Illness
Read about five celebrities whohave a mental illness, from Jim Carrey and depression to Justin Timberlake with ADHD and OCD, and more.

5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Parting Thoughts
5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Parting Thoughts

5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Joe Pantoliano
5 Celebs With Mental Illness: Joe Pantoliano

7 Celebs Who Battled Cancer: Parting Thoughts
7 Celebs Who Battled Cancer: Parting Thoughts

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #6: Hugh Jackman
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #6: Hugh Jackman

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #5: The Marlboro Man
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #5: The Marlboro Man

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #3: Michael C. Hall
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #3: Michael C. Hall

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #1: Dennis Hopper
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #1: Dennis Hopper

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #7: Farrah Fawcett
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #7: Farrah Fawcett

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #4: Giuliana Rancic
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #4: Giuliana Rancic

Celebs Who Battled Cancer #2: Patrick Swayze
Celebs Who Battled Cancer #2: Patrick Swayze

7 Celebrities Who Battled Cancer
Cancer affects everyone including celebrities. Some celebrities have survived their battles with cancer, and some have unfortunately succumbed.

Citrus Essential Oils
Citrus Essential Oils. Medical Treatments.

Tea Tree Essential Oils
Tea Tree Essential Oils. Medical Treatments.

Parting Thought on Aromatherapy
Parting Thought on Aromatherapy. Medical Treatments.

5 Heavenly Aromatherapy Oils
Learn about five heavenly and popular and aromatherapy oils, which includes citrus, lavender​, peppermint, tea tree, and vanilla.

Vanilla Essential Oils
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Lavender Essential Oils
Lavender Essential Oils. Medical Treatments.

Peppermint Essential Oils
Peppermint Essential Oils. Medical Treatments.

How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear?
Guidelines issued in 2012 recommend Pap smears in healthy women every three years and also a change HPV testing. Learn more about these guidelines.

5 Common Conditions That Could Get Serious
Every day, countless people experience a variety of common ailments. But what happens when these routine health issues get more serious?

Can Antioxidants Prevent Cataracts?
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. An evidence-based look at the effect of antioxidants on prevention of cataracts.

Clipping Those Gnarly Skin Tags
Other than being unsightly, skin tags are harmless and can easily be removed by a physician. However, they often accompany type 2 diabetes.

6 Viruses That Can Lead to Cancer
Did you know that some viral infections can become cancerous? For example, hepatitis B, for which there's a vaccine, can cause liver cancer.

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Human Tumor Virus #5: Epstein-Barr virus
Human Tumor Virus #5: Epstein-Barr Virus

Human Tumor Virus #6: Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)
Human Tumor Virus #6. Medical Treatments.

Human Tumor Virus #2: Hepatitis B
Human Tumor Virus #2: Hepatitis B

Human Tumor Virus #4: Human T Lymphocyte Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1)
Human Tumor Virus #4: Human T Lymphocyte Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1)

Human Tumor Virus #3: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Human Tumor Virus #3: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Human Tumor Virus #1: Hepatitis C
Human Tumor Virus #1: Hepatitis C

How to Treat Toenail Fungus
Onychomycosis or toenail fungus is hard to treat, and treatment can take months. Oral medications work best with terbinafine or Lamisil preferred.

A Guide to Understanding Constipation and Its Treatment
Constipation is an uncomfortable and distressing condition which requires the full attention of your physician—laxatives are only one way to treat it.

The Downside of LASIK Eye Surgery
Most people are happy after LASIK, an eye surgery done to improve vision. However, LASIK can have consequences, including vision loss and discomfort.

Can Everyday Use of Nexium Result in Hip Fracture?
Many people take PPIs (drugs like Nexium and Prevacid) to relieve GERD or heartburn. These drugs may increase the risk of fractures in older people.

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5 Medical Treatments That Were Total Fails
Failure touches all fields of science including medicine. Learn more about these 5 medical treatments that benefited nobody and did a lot of harm.

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Stuffy Nose? Go With Plain-Old Sudafed
Save your money ... OTC preparations containing phenylephrine don't work well. Let's take a look at some research regarding phenylephrine.

Which Painkillers Are Safe to Take While Pregnant?
A closer look at the effects of painkillers during pregnancy. Before taking any medications while pregnant please discuss with your physician.

Treatment for Rib Fractures
Rib fractures can be difficult to diagnose, and there's no specific treatment for them. Rib fractures are often treated with a combo of medications.

Link Between Undescended Testes and OTC Pain Meds?
Use of pain medications like aspirin and Tylenol by pregnant mothers has been potentially linked to various adverse effects like undescended testes.

Grapefruit Juice: Is It Safe With Your Drug?
Americans drink more than 164 million gallons of grapefruit juice every year. However, over 50 prescription and OTC drugs interact with grapefruit juice.

Adverse Drug Events and Black Box Warnings
Black box warnings, AKA black label warnings or boxed warnings, are named for the black border surrounding the text of the warning in the packaging.

Overview of Drug and Medication Side Effects
Learn about the most common drug side effects, what to ask your healthcare provider, and where to find specific information about your drugs.

How to Smoke Medical Marijuana
Learn about the medical marijuana guidelines in place to minimize dependence and regulate misuse.

What is Reiki and is it For Real?
Although unscientific, for many Reiki is the real deal. Learn more about this complimentary alternative medicine practice.

5 Weird But Beneficial Side Effects of Common Drugs
Not all medication side effects are bad. Some are good. Read more about the unexpected and strange side effects of 5 common medications.

Paronychia Treatment: Treating an Infected Nail
Paronychia is a painful disease of the nail that needs to be drained of pus. In this article, we'll explore at the specifics of paronychia treatment.

What Does the Antibiotic Azithromycin Do?
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic prescribed to treat upper respiratory infections, sexually transmitted infections, throat infections and more.

Will Evolocumab Help With Coronary Heart Disease?
The jury is out on new cholesterol medication evolocumab. This drug is a PCSK9 inhibitor currently being researched as treatment for heart disease.

Guide to Over-the-Counter Laxatives
Despite easy accessibility, OTC laxatives should be used prudently and short term. Please consult with a physician before using laxatives.

Treatment Options for Relief From Hemorrhoids
There are two types of hemorrhoids: internal and external. Although hemorrhoids usually go away on their own, surgery can be considered.

Various Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis results in debilitating heel pain. Usually, the most effective short-term treatment for it is corticosteroid injection.

A Closer Look at Heart Medication Verapamil
Verapamil is a potent medication used to treat heart disease, headaches and hypertension. Verapamil i is a type of calcium-channel blocker.

Medications Used to Treat Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens the bones, can be treated with diet and medications, including bisphosphonates. Learn more here.

Headache After 50? Here Are Some Possible Causes
New onset of headaches after 50 can possibly be a sign of stroke or brain tumor. Learn more about the possible causes of new-onset headache here..

Tuberous Sclerosis: A Rare Cause of Benign Tumors
Tuberous sclerosis is a genetic disease that involves the growth of noncancerous (benign) tumors in various organs. Learn the details here.

Vaccines Used to Fight Existing Cancer
When most people hear the word vaccine, they may not think cancer. But there are cancer therapeutic vaccines that treat existing prostate cancer.

New Superbug Resists Last-Line Antibiotic Colistin
Humanity is united in a war against multidrug-resistant bacteria. In 2016, federal researchers discovered a new one that resists colistin.

5 Causes of Immunosuppression
What exactly causes immunosuppression? Learn more about causes of this condition, including medications, organ transplants, and infections.

Does Cupping Work? Examining the Science
What is cupping? When did it begin? How is it done? Does it work? The ancient practice of cupping is subjected to the scientific smell test.

Does Aromatherapy Work? A Look at the Evidence
Smell is linked to mental and physical well-being. But does aromatherapy work? A scientific look at aromatherapy and its proposed health benefits.

The Truth About Mixing Aspirin and Ibuprofen
Aspirin is used by many people at risk to help prevent heart attacks and stroke, but ibuprofen may interfere with the heart protection properties of aspirin.

Are Animal Medications Safe for Humans to Take?
Some people who work with animals, such as farmers, rodeo employees, horse trainers, and veterinary staff, take medications meant for their animals.

ESWL Treatment for Kidney Stones
Larger obstructive kidney stones are most often treated using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or high-energy sound waves.

Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Insulin may be used to treat type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled on oral medications. Learn all the details about using insulin.

Black Box Warning on Enbrel Medication
Black box warnings, also known as black label warnings or boxed warnings, are the most serious medication warnings required by the FDA.

High Blood Pressure Medications With Less Side Effects
There are several classes of medications used to treat high blood pressure and, depending on the type, have varying side effects.

Calcium Supplements and the SERM Evista
Evista is a prescription medicine called a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, and is used to treat or prevent osteoporosis for women after menopause.

Valium: Is It Safe to Take the Generic Version?
Valium is expensive and often not covered by insurance. Is Diazepam, which is much less expensive, as effective as the brand name?

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5 Tips for Keeping Healthy & Safe at Rio Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is facing public safety and health concerns. If you're visiting Rio, here are 5 tips that should help you keep healthy, happy, and safe.

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Zika Virus at 2016 Rio Olympics
Rio de Janeiro is host to the 2016 Rio Olympics and also ground zero in the fight against Zika. Learn how to protect yourself from the Zika virus.

What to Look for in a Calcium Supplement
Calcium supplements may be important for you if you do not get enough calcium in your diet. Calcium supplements help prevent osteoporosis.

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5 Comparisons Between Mumps and Zika Virus
Although Zika Virus sounds exotic, its effects are somewhat similar to a virus that we all know: mumps. Read here for a comparison between the two.

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Beyond Zika: What to Know About Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Different types of mosquitoes spread different types of illness. Here we look at six examples of mosquito-borne disease, including the Zika virus.

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Zika Transmission Documented in Florida
In July 2016, several cases of Zika transmission were documented in the Miami area. Does this mean that the average American is at risk?

Should Viagra Be Available for Women?
Viagra might help women as a last-line treatment for female sexual interest/arousal disorder. Read more about Viagra use for women here.

Choosing the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Medication
Not all over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications work exactly the same. Here is a guide to help decide which OTC pain medication that you need.

Magic Johnson: HIV/AIDS
Magic Johnson: HIV/AIDS. Medical Treatments.

5 Health Movements Inspired by Celebrities
Read about five health movements inspired by celebrities, which include Angelina Jolie's BRCA testing, Magic Johnson and HIV/AIDS, and more.

Katie Couric: Colon Cancer
Katie Couric: Colon Cancer. Medical Treatments.

Kylie Minogue: Breast Cancer
Kylie Minogue: Breast Cancer. Medical Treatments.

Jade Goody: Cervical Cancer
Jade Goody: Cervical Cancer. Medical Treatments.

Angelina Jolie: BRCA Testing
Angelina Jolie: BRCA Testing. Medical Treatments.

Are Americans at Risk for MERS?
The coronavirus MERS causes respiratory illness which can be dangerous. In June 2015, MERS had spread from the Middle East to South Korea.

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors the New Statins?
Data suggest that PCSK9 inhibitors like evolocumab can significantly lower LDL-C or

Dermal Fillers Explained
Dermal fillers are used to fill in wrinkles and augment or plump up lips. Improper application of dermal fillers can result in adverse effects.

Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, about half of all Americans with oral cancer die within 5 years of initial diagnosis. Learn more here.

Is Treatment With Cryotherapy Harmful?
Although probably safe when performed in brief and supervised bursts, we don't understand how or if whole-body-cryotherapy works. Read more here.

Treatment for Pilonidal Cyst
Pilonidal cysts often require surgery for a treatment. These cysts get really infected and painful. A closer look at causes and treatment options.

Have Trouble Taking Your Meds?
More than one in three people fail to take prescribed medications. Various measures have been suggested that may help patients become more adherent.

Buying Medication From Online Drugstores
Online pharmacies let you compare drug prices and shop for bargains but there are several reasons why you need to be careful about which one you use.

A Man's Tapeworm Gets Cancer
In odd news, man's tapeworm gets cancer. Read about how a Brazilian man with HIV discovered that his tapeworm infection also gave him cancer.

Antibiotic Resistance: Drugs vs. Bugs
Learn about what causes bacteria resist antibiotics. Also, read about the different​ strains of this bacteria, and what we can do to treat it.

Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance
Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance

Strains of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Strains of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic Resistance: What Can We Do?
Antibiotic Resistance: What Can We Do?

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What Are the Causes of Bloody Stool?
What Are the Causes of Bloody Stool? Read about ten different causes here an upper GI bleed, to polyps, hemorrhoids, IBD, cancer, and more.

Bloody Stool Cause #9: Ischemic Colitis
Bloody Stool Cause #9: Ischemic Colitis

Bloody Stool Cause #10: False Alarm
Bloody Stool Cause #10: False Alarm

Bloody Stool: Passing Thoughts
Bloody Stool: Parting Thoughts. Medical Treatments.

Bloody Stool Cause #1: Upper GI Bleed
Bloody Stool Cause #1: Upper GI Bleed

Bloody Stool Cause #2: Anal Fissure
Bloody Stool Cause #2: Anal Fissure

Bloody Stool Cause #3: Polyps
Bloody Stool Cause #3: Polyps. Medical Treatments.

Bloody Stool Cause #4: Hemorrhoids
Bloody Stool Cause #4: Hemorrhoids

Bloody Stool Cause #5: Angiodysplasia
Bloody Stool Cause #5: Angiodysplasia

Bloody Stool Cause #6: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Bloody Stool Cause #6: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Bloody Stool Cause #7: Cancer
Bloody Stool Cause #7: Cancer. Medical Treatments.

Bloody Stool Cause #8: Diverticular Disease
Bloody Stool Cause #8: Diverticular Disease

Celeb #1: Mandy Patinkin
Celeb #1: Mandy Patinkin. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #2: Nick Jonas
Celeb #2: Nick Jonas. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #6: Jack Osbourne
Celeb #6: Jack Osbourne. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #7: Michael J. Fox
Celeb #7: Michael J. Fox. Medical Treatments.

7 Stars With Medical Conditions: Parting Thoughts
7 Stars With Medical Conditions: Parting Thoughts

7 Stars With Medical Conditions
Read about seven celebrities with medical conditions, including Tom Hanks with type 2 diabetes to Michael J. Fox with Parkinson's disease, and more.

Celeb #3: Tom Hanks
Celeb #3: Tom Hanks. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #4: Billy Bob Thornton
Celeb #4: Billy Bob Thornton. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #5: David Letterman
Celeb #5: David Letterman. Medical Treatments.

What Do Different Types of Physicians Do?
There are many different types of physicians out there. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what a physician does based on her title.

What Is Gonorrhea?
What Is Gonorrhea? Medical Treatments.

What Can We Do About Super Gonorrhea?
What Can We Do About Super Gonnorhea?

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Antibiotic Resistant Super Gonorrhea
Super gonorrhea is resistant to most antibiotics used to treat it, and strains are emerging that are resistance to our last line of defense. Learn more.

Cephalosporin Resistance and Gonorrhea
Cephalosporins and Gonorrhea. Medical Treatments.

Does Plavix Interact with Grapefruit Juice?
Plavix interacts with some medications and supplements. Plavix does not interact with grapefruit juice. Plavix is safe to take with grapefruit.

6 Urological Emergencies That Can Be Treated
There are only a handful of true urological emergencies. However, these emergencies require prompt treatment to prevent future disability or death.

Testosterone Patch for Female Sex Drive?
Research suggests no clinical efficacy and potential deadly effects of testosterone as treatment for female sexual dysfunction

Information About Megace
Megestrol Acetate or Megace is used to stimulate appetite in people with cancer and AIDS. Use as an appetite stimulant in elderly people is unproven.

Quick Guide to Warfarin Dosing
A quick guide to warfarin dosing, and how diet, medication and other factors affect anticoagulation status

Medicinal Leeches: Saliva In, Blood out
Since antiquity, the medicinal leech has been used as therapy. However, we're just beginning to appreciate the molecular moieties of leech saliva.

Splitting Pills to Save Money on Medications
Some commonly used medications can be split to save money. Always work with your healthcare and provider to make sure you are doing this correctly.

When Will the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?
The feds are dragging their feet in a move to ban menthol cigarettes and menthol cigarettes are more dangerous than regular cigarettes

Is Your Erectile Dysfunction Caused by Medications?
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by many medications and drugs. For example, medications used to treat depression can cause erectile dysfunction.

Experts Now Promote Surgery for Treatment of Diabesity
Although experts have known for some time that bariatric or metabolic surgery improves diabesity, new guidance suggests surgery as treatment.

Tadalafil Helps Twice With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Tadalafil (Cialis) not only helps with benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms (BPH) but also associated erectile dysfunction.

Switching to Enalapril, the Generic Version of Vasotec
Enalapril, the generic version of Vasotec, is a widely used generic and is considered safe and effective. Is making the switch right for you?

Learn More About Antihistamines
Learn the meaning of the medication term antihistamine. Additionally, a look at some examples of antihistamines such as Claritin, Benadryl, and Zantac.

Sinusitis Season (Late Summer/Fall) Is Upon Us!
Late summer/fall is allergy and sinusitis season. Learn more about the the diagnosis and treatment of sinusitis, including antibiotics and steroids.

Waiting on Virtual Physician Appointments
Although we have the technological know-how to deploy telemedicine and virtual consults, barriers loom ahead.

Viagra Linked to Skin Cancer
Malignant melanoma is associated with Viagra, Cialis and Levitra use in some men. But we're far from desc​rying that these medications cause melanoma.

Understanding the Treatment of Ulnar Neuropathy
Ulnar neuropathy, caused by either ulnar or cubital tunnel syndrome, involves decreased sensation and weakness of the ring and pinky fingers.

Vaccination #9: Varicella
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Varicella

Vaccination #10: Hepatitis A
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Hepatitis A

Vaccines: The Upshot (Pun Totally Intended)
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: The Upshot (Pun Totally Intended)

Vaccination #1: Hepatitis B
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Hepatitis B

Vaccination #2: Rotavirus
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Rotavirus

Vaccination #3: Diphteria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis (DTaP)
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: DTaP

Vaccination #4: Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)

Vaccination #5: Pneumococcal Conjugate
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Pneumococcal Conjugate

Vaccination #6: Inactivated Poliovirus
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Inactivated Poliovirus

Vaccination #7: Influenza
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Influenza

Vaccination #8: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

10 Vaccines Recommended for All Young Children
Children need a handful of vaccines to protect them from illnesses. These are 10 vaccines recommended for all young children.

'Unfreezing' a Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder is painful and limits the range of motion in the shoulder joint. Treatments include pain management, steroid injections, ​and surgery.

Treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a painful condition which usually affects areas rich in sweat glands like the armpits and groin. Read about treatments here.

How Pilates Helps With Menopause
Pilates and other types of exercise help women experiencing menopause feel better. Learn more about the research behind these findings.

The Little Pink Pill That Boosts Female Sex Drive
Flibanserin, a pink pill that alters neurotransmitter levels to promote female libido, is the center of much debate. Does this drug really work?

People Who Eat Dirt - A Closer Look at Pica
People with pica eat nonfood substances like dirt, clay, paint and ice. Pica mostly affects children and pregnant women.

PatientsLikeMe Needs Your Madical Data
By donating your medical information to PatientsLikeMe, you help others with chronic disease. Learn more about the wonderful work at PatientsLikeMe.

Which Over-the-Counter Allergy Medication Is Best?
There are tons of over-the-counter allergy medications out there, including Sudafed, Zyrtex, NasalCrom and Benadryl. Find out more here.

Over-the-Counter Medications for Heartburn Relief
A look at different types of over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications, including proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2 blockers and antacids.

Lenvatinib Treatment for Deadly Thyroid Cancer
Research suggests that lenvatinib (Lenvima) may help stop the progress of differentiated thyroid cancers which are resistant to radiotherapy

Alzheimer's Drug Aducanumab
Interim results from a Phase 1 clinical trial for Alzheimer's drug aducanumab suggest slowing of cognitive decline.

Neurontin: Clinical Uses and Adverse Effects
Neurontin (gabapentin) is used to treat pain, seizures and more. Here we look at the clinical uses of Neurontin, its adverse effects and more.

How to Use Oral Medications (Pills, Liquids and More)
The most common way people take medications is orally (by mouth). Oral medications can be swallowed, chewed or placed under the tongue to dissolve.

Nasal Spray: How To Use a Nasal Spray
Nasal sprays are used to deliver medications into your nostrils. Sprays such as Fortical are also used to treat osteoporosis. Learn more.

How Do I Read My Physician's Prescription?
Reading a prescription immediately after your physician writes it will help you better understand treatment and help curb medication error.

Careful Not to OD on Acetaminophen!
Too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) can kill your liver and cause death. Furthermore, the antidote, NAC, must be administered quickly.

Cure for a Colicky Baby?
Fortunately, colicky babies grow out of their colic.

Blood Under Your Nail (Subungual Hematoma)
When your toenail or fingernail turns black, you may have suffered from subungual​ herniation or a bleed under the nail. Nail trephination is curative.

A Closer Look at Prescription Pain Medications
If you're experiencing severe pain that lasts, you should see a physician. Several prescription pain medications are available in addition to opioids.

What's MRSA?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a deadly cause of community and hospital infections

New Therapy for PTSD
Mindfulness-based stress reduction may help with the anxiety and the depressive symptoms attributable to PTSD.

How the Ebola virus is treated in U.S. hospitals.
Most treatment for the Ebola virus is symptomatic but some experimental therapies exist.

How the Ebola virus is treated in U.S. hospitals.
Most treatment for the Ebola virus is symptomatic but some experimental therapies exist.

Can Valium Interact with Zyprexa and Depakene?
Valium is prescribed to treat anxiety and can interact with medications used to treat mental health conditions, such as depression, schizophrenia, and more.

Does Perfume Make You Sick?
Allergy to perfume can make certain people sick with rash or even asthma-like symptoms

Can Prilosec Cause Stomach Cancer?
Many believe that prolonged use of PPIs causes chronic atrophic gastritis, a premalignant condition. Recent research fails to support this hypothesis.

Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin and the Fluoroquinolones
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin) and other fluoroquinolones are antibiotics used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections

Kim Kardashian Advertising Morning-Sickness Pill
Kim Kardashian received criticism for promoting Diclegis, a medication used to treat morning sickness. Learn more about the drug.

Exposure Therapy for OCD Treatment
Exposure with response prevention combined with cognitive therapy helps people with OCD. Learn more about this treatment.

Is Purple Drank Going Down?
Purple drank--made from prescription cough syrup--kills. Learn more about what goes into this mixture and about its side effects.

A Look at Klebsiella Pneumoniae
The bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae is a leading cause of urinary tract infection, blood infection and pneumonia in hospitalized patients.

Quick Guide to Topical Antibiotics
Topical antibiotics have very few clinical uses, and most people don't need them. Before using these drugs, please consult with your physician.

Meralgia Paresthetica Causes Burning Thigh Pain
Treatment of meralgia paresthetica which causes

5 Infections That Once Killed Millions
Medical researchers train their sights on future accomplishments. However, thanks to the hard work of countless others, medicine has come a long way.

Infection #1: Appendicitis
Infection #1: Appendicitis. Medical Treatments.

Infection #3: Central Nervous System (Meningitis & Encephalitis)
Infection #3: Central Nervous System (Meningitis & Encephalitis)

Infection #4: Pneumonia
Infection #4: Pneumonia. Medical Treatments.

Infection #5: Sepsis
Infection #5: Sepsis. Medical Treatments.

5 Infections Which Once Killed Untold Millions
5 Infections Which Once Killed Untold Millions

Infection #2: Peritonitis
Infection #2: Peritonitis. Medical Treatments.

Patriromer: A Brand-New Treatment for Hyperkalemia
Phase 3 clinical trials show that Patiromer treats hyperkalemia in patients taking RAAS inhibitors. Hyperkalemia means increased potassium in blood.

Modafinil (Provigil) Promotes Wakefulness
Modafinil or Provigil is a stimulant used to promote wakefulness in conditions like sleep apnea, narcolepsy, depression, and shift-work sleep disorder.

Can You Take Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen Together?
If you have a stubborn pain and are thinking about combining acetaminophen and ibuprofen, learn more about whether it's a good idea to combine the two.

Brand Name vs. Generic Levothyroxine
What are the differences between Synthroid and levothyroxine, both of which are used as hypothyroid treatments? Learn more about these drugs.

Can Generic Drugs Cause Side Effects?
Generic drugs use the same active ingredients as the brand-name version of the drug. Generic drugs must meet the same quality and safety standards.

Are Vaporizers the Safest Way to Smoke Weed?
Wondering whether a vaporizer is the best way to smoke weed? Limited research suggests that vaporizers may be the safest way to smoke pot.

Did the Mona Lisa Have Bell's Palsy?
Most cases of Bell's palsy resolve spontaneously; however, early treatment with steroids may be of benefit. A closer look at this condition.

Does Cocaine Have Any Legit Medical Uses?
Although best known as a drug of misuse, cocaine has medical uses and is an excellent topical anesthetic. Learn more about cocaine here.

"Yucky" Maggots Help with Wound Healing
Maggots eat dead tissue and thus help with wound treatment. Maggot debridement therapy is becoming more popular in healthcare settings.

Disneyland, Measles, and Herd Immunity
Measles is a painful and highly contagious disease. In order to stop outbreaks, we all need to get vaccinated.

What Happens When You Get Sick on a Plane
Medical emergencies during airplane flights can be serious and require immediate landing. Learn how three common emergencies are treated in flight.

An Overview of Corneal Abrasions
Corneal abrasion is common, painful and requires prompt medical attention. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

IBD Drug Entyvio Is Not for the Faint of Immune System
Entyvio is a promising new drug for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. However, physicians are on the lookout for PML, a deadly adverse effect.

FDA Nixes Use of Pregnancy Categories for Drugs
The Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Final Rule replaces confusing pregnancy categories A, B, C, D and X with narrative guidelines. Learn more here.

Hypothyroidism: Can Synthroid Cause Hair Loss?
Synthroid may be associated with hair loss if your thyroid disease is not being well controlled. It is not the Synthroid per se, it's that you may not be getting enough of the Synthroid or you may be getting too much.

Estrogen Cream for Vaginal Dryness
Estrogen creams, rings and suppositories help with vaginal dryness and other symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).

Erectile Dysfunction Basics
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or maintain an erection. Learn about what causes impotence and how it's diagnosed and treated.

Does Nicotine Have Medical Uses?
Medicinal tobacco has been used for centuries. Research is exploring whether nicotine can help with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Definition and Examples of Different Drug Classes
Learn the meaning of the medication term drug classes as well as specific classes of drugs, including antibiotics, NSAIDs and antidepressants.

Do Antioxidant Supplements Actually Work?
Many healthy people buy vitamin and antioxidant supplements with the hope of preventing heart disease and cancer. But do these supplements actually work?

Information on How to Drain an Abscess or Boil
Here's how a physician drains an abscess or boil in an inpatient, ambulatory or emergency room setting. Please don't try this procedure at home.

Which Antidepressant Is the Right One for You?
There are more than 20 Antidepressants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All of these medications have distinct adverse effects.

How to Find an Online Pharmacy You Can Trust
Online pharmacies can be legitimate businesses. Some online pharmacies are fraudulent or disreputable and may sell you medications illegally.

Antibiotic Misuse in Livestock
Thanks to antibiotic misuse, scary multidrug-resistant bacteria make their way into meat.

The Tangled Story of Inhaled Insulin
Afrezza is an inhaled insulin taken by people with diabetes before meals. The future of inhaled insulin as a viable treatment option is bleak.

Which Over-the-Counter Sleep Medication Is Right for You?
Over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medications fall into two categories: diphenhydramine and doxylamine. Find out which type is right for you.

Can Breastfeeding Mothers Take Painkillers?
Breastfeeding mothers should usually steer clear of narcotic painkillers. If you're nursing, consult with your physician before using painkillers.

Do You Need Prescription Medications for Allergy Relief?
if every allergy season seems to last forever and is marked by intractable nasal congestion, you probably need prescription-strength medication.

Why You Probably Don't Need Antibiotics for a Cold or Flu
Many people think that antibiotics will treat all upper respiratory infections. This misconception contributes to antibiotic resistance and superbugs.

Diabetes Medications: Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
People with type 2 diabetes often have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The combination of these conditions significantly increases the risk for heart attack and stroke. People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medication to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

ACE Inhibitors - Do I Need to Take an ACE Inhibitor to Treat Diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes often have high blood pressure. The combination of these conditions significantly increases the risk for heart attack and stroke. People with type 2 diabetes may need to take medication such as an ACE inhibitor to treat high blood pressure.

How to Find Drug Information Using This Guide
Drugs A to Z has detailed information on several thousand prescription and over-the-counter medications. This guide provides info on adverse effects.

What Does the Active Ingredient in a Medication Do?
Learn the meaning of the medication term active ingredient and consider some examples. Active ingredients make medications physiologically active.

Black Box Warning
A black box warning appears on the label of a prescription medication to alert consumers and healthcare providers about safety concerns, such as serious adverse effects or life-threatening risks.

Dose and Dosage: Definition and Examples
A drug dose is the specific amount or weight of a medication. A dosage attaches time to a dosage. Read here for definitions and examples.

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Drugs
Counterfeit drugs are medications that are produced using ingredients that may be inactive, incorrect or harmful. Counterfeit drugs can put you at risk for serious health problems.

Age Increases Risk for Medication Side Effects
Medication side effects can increase with age due to multiple chronic conditions and physiological changes that affect absorption and utilization.

Biological Half-Life
A drug's half-life is a pharmacokinetic measure and refers to the time it takes for the concentration of the drug in the blood to decrease by half.

Celeb #5: Suzy Favor Hamilton
Celeb #5: Suzy Favor Hamilton. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #4: Ted Turner
Celeb #4: Ted Turner. Medical Treatments.

5 Celebs Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder
Here we look at 5 celebs with bipolar disorder including actress and singer Demi Lovato and media mogul Ted Turner.

5 Celebs with Bipolar Disorder
5 Celebs with Bipolar Disorder. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #3: Jane Pauley
Celeb #3: Jane Pauley. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #1: Amanda Bynes
Celeb #1: Amanda Bynes. Medical Treatments.

Celeb #2: Demi Lovato
Celeb #2: Demi Lovato. Medical Treatments.

5 Celebs Who Advertise Drugs
5 Celebs Who Advertise Prescription Drugs

Sally Field and Boniva
Sally Field and Boniva. Medical Treatments.

Bob Dole and Viagra
Bob Dole and Viagra. Medical Treatments.

Antonio Banderas and Nasonex
Antonio Banderas and Nasonex. Medical Treatments.

Marcia Cross and Imitrex
Marcia Cross and Imitrex. Medical Treatments.

Cedric the Entertainer and Pfizer
Cedric the Entertainer and Pfizer

5 Celebrities Who Advertise Prescription Medications
Celebrities are paid to advertise plenty of things, including prescription medications. Here are 5 celebrities and the medications they advertise.

A Brief Overview of Type 2 Diabetes Pathology and Treatment
Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.

Closer Look at Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Medications
Two types of drugs are used to treat an enlarged prostate or benigh prostatic hypertrophy (BPH): alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.

A Closer Look at How Drugs Work in Your Body
There are more than 8,000 medications available by prescription or over the counter. Medications work in your body in a variety of ways.

What You Need to Know about New and Expired Nasal Spray
Nasal sprays are used to deliver medications into your nostrils. They are often used to treat allergies and colds and available at the pharmacy.

Generic Medications That Are Used to Treat ADHD
Stimulant medications that are used to treat ADHD come in brand-name and generic options. Switching to generic medication can save you lots of money.

Medical Marijuana Use #6: Fibromyalgia
Medical Marijuana Use #6: Fibromyalgia

Medical Marijuana Use #8: Hepatitis C Infection
Medical Marijuana Use #8: Hepatitis C Infection

Medical Marijuana Use #7: Glaucoma
Medical Marijuana Use #7: Glaucoma

Medical Marijuana: Parting Thoughts
Medical Marijuana: Parting Thoughts

Medical Marijuana Use #10: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Medical Marijuana Use #10: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medical Marijuana Use #9: Multiple Sclerosis
Medical Marijuana Use #9: Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Marijuana Use #1: AIDS and HIV
Medical Marijuana Use #1: AIDS and HIV

Medical Marijuana Use #4: Crohn's Disease
Medical Marijuana Use #4: Crohn's Disease

Marijuana Does Have Medical Uses
Although all of us have heard of medical marijuana, few of us actually appreciate the remarkable ambit of conditions that cannabis treats.

Medical Marijuana Use #3: Cancer
Medical Marijuana Use #3: Cancer

Medical Marijuana Use #5: Epilepsy
Medical Marijuana Use #5: Epilepsy

Medical Marijuana Use #2: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Medical Marijuana Use #2: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

How Does Art Therapy Help People With Epilepsy?
Preliminary research suggests that Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Program helps boost self-esteem in those with the condition.

Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids - What You Need to Know
Sleep aids are available over the counter (OTC) for the temporary relief of mild sleeping problems. Buying and using OTC sleep aids can be challenging.

Over The Counter Drug Labels - How to Read OTC Drug Labels
A Drug Facts label is required on all over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all OTC medications have a drug label that provides basic information about ingredients, instructions for use, and important safety cautions and interactions.

Using Polio as a Cure for Cancer?
Early results from ongoing clinical trials at Duke suggest that polio may

What's Vancomycin?
Vancomycin is a heavy-hitting antibiotic commonly used to treat drug-resistant infections

4-Times-a-Day (QID) or Every 6 Hours (Q6H)?
Physicians use abbreviations that tell pharmacists which medication to give you and instructions on administration. QID and Q6H mean different things.

Is It Okay to Drink Alcohol If I Take Lipitor?
in some people, Lipitor can cause liver damage, which can be made worse by drinking alcohol. Let your physician know about alcohol consumption.

Xanax and Klonopin: What Are the Adverse Effects?
Xanax and Klonopin belong to a class of medications known as benzodiazepines. Xanax and Klonopin are used to treat anxiety and panic disorder.

What Is Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO)?
Although a measure of last resort in most people, more clinical uses for ECMO are emerging especially in adults. Learn more about ECMO here.

Deadliest Cancer #5: Prostate Cancer
Deadliest Cancer #5: Prostate Cancer

Deadliest Cancer #1: Lung Cancer
Deadliest Cancer #1: Lung Cancer

Deadliest Cancer #2: Colorectal Cancer
Deadliest Cancer #2: Colorectal Cancer

Top 5 Deadliest Cancers: Conclusion
Top 5 Deadliest Cancers: Conclusion

A Closer Look at the Top 5 Deadliest Cancers
Do you know which cancer kills the most people?: Is it lung cancer? Is it breast cancer? Learn more about the top 5 deadliest cancers here.

Deadliest Cancer #3: Breast Cancer
Deadliest Cancer #3: Breast Cancer

Deadliest Cancer #4: Pancreatic Cancer
Deadliest Cancer #4: Pancreatic Cancer

What You Need to Know About BRCA Testing
In certain women at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian, BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing may be a good idea.

What is the Obesity Paradox?
The obesity paradox suggests that overweight people with diabetes live longer than leaner individuals.

Is There a Generic Substitute for Lipitor?
Lipitor, used to treat high cholesterol, has a generic called atorvastatin. Lipitor is a statin, a class of drugs used to treat high cholesterol.

Is a Generic Version of Flomax Available?
Flomax belongs to a class of medications known as alpha blockers. Is there a generic version of Flomax? Learn about generic Flomax and more here.

New Treatments for the Deadly Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
The FDA approved Esbriet and Ofev for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. These discovery of these drugs is a medical breakthrough.

How to Properly Dispose of Your Drugs
Proper disposal of drugs is important for the environment. Learn how to properly dispose of your drugs.

Signs You Need a Prescription Foot Fungus Medication
If you have a lingering case of foot fungus, please see your physician for treatment. Oral and topical antifungal treatments can help.

15 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications
Ask your doctor about your medications. Your medications can only help if you take them as prescribed. Here are 15 helpful questions to consider.

Prostate Cancer Won't Stop Good Sex
Many people with prostate cancer can still have good sex with proper treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Is It Safe to Take the Generic Version of Dilantin?
Dilantin is commonly used to treat epilepsy. Many health plans require that people with epilepsy use phenytoin, the generic version of Dilantin. Some people with epilepsy report problems with generic seizure medications.

Do You Need Prescription Medications for Cough or Cold?
Often, colds and coughs go away on their own. However, sometimes you need to see a physician and receive prescription medications. Find out more here.

Osteoporosis in Men: Treatment Options for Male Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the skeleton to weaken and the bones to break. Osteoporosis poses a threat to more than 2 million American men.

Pain-Relief Patches Can Really Relieve Pain
If you have severe pain and can't tolerate oral pain medications, you may want to see your physician about a pain-relief patch. Here we look examples.

A Look at Over-the-Counter Foot Antifungal Medications
Several over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available for purchase which treat athlete's foot and other types of foot fungus. We look at examples.

Osteoporosis Treatment: Is It Safe to Take Fosamax?
Fosamax is frequently used to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Doctors are not sure how long someone should take Fosamax and its adverse effects.

Final Thoughts on Insomnia and Belsomra
Final Thoughts on Insomnia and Belsomra

Have Trouble Sleeping? Consider Belsomra
Insomnia is treated by both medications and behavioral therapy. Sleep drug Belsomra helps you fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Learn more here.

Some Facts on Insomnia
Some Facts on Insomnia. Medical Treatments.

What is Belsomra?
What is Belsomra? Medical Treatments.

Oral Medications to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
There are several types of oral diabetes medications to treat type 2 diabetes and they are different. Find out more about which medication is best for you.

Harvoni is a very promising treatment for Hep C.
Harvoni is expensive but worth it.

Harvoni Is Remarkably Effective at Treating Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis is an insidious infection that causes inflammation and severe liver damage over the long-term. New drug Harvoni is effective treatment.

What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C can cause liver inflammation, liver necrosis, cirrhosis and eventually liver failure.

Back in the day, pegylated interferen and Ribavirin were mainstays of hepatitis C treatment.
Harvoni is better at treating hepatitis C that pegylated interferon and Ribavirin.

Harvoni is a direct-acting antiviral.
Harvoni is a direct-acting antiviral drug.

On a Final Note ...
Some closing thoughts on Harvoni.